BMW 328 Roadster (1937)
Designed by Peter Szymanowski.
Jaguar XK150 Roadster (1958)
No backseats, wind-up windows and a longer bonnet (and no roof) made the XK150 Roadster quite distinct compared to the coupés. The S versions developed up to 260bhp from its 6 cylinder engine, making the XK150 a proper sports roadster.
Abarth 750 Coupe / Roadster (1956)
Mercedes Benz 190SL Roadster (1955)
Aero Type 50 Special Roadster (1939)
Mercedes Benz 710 SSK Trossi Roadster (1932)
Perhaps the most interesting characteristic about the 710 SSK is the fact that its form didn’t quite follow function. Well it did, but Trossi made sure that function was sheer beauty, and not racing performance as the originals SSK.
A handful of these were given to design houses, in order to strip these out of a few not so elegant racing elements and replace them with more elegant ones.
In today’s terms, that would be like giving an Ariel Atom to Pininfarina and getting a very pretty Atom saloon in the end. Why the Atom comparison? Well, this 710 SSK had outstanding figures for its time. It was powered by a huge supercharged 7 litre straight-6 engine, developing 300bhp at just 3400rpm.
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One Lamborghini Miura Roadster was made.
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