Spring is right on our doorstep, the daffodils are sprouting, the sun is in the sky and it’s almost warm enough to leave the house without a coat on. That makes it the perfect time to bring the convertibles out of hibernation. We love a convertible here at ClassicLine so here are our favourites for some spring time drop top fun.
The perennial British sports car, the MGB Roadster is a timeless design that has come to symbolise the by gone era of the British sports car industry. There is nothing quite like getting the top down on a sunny day in an MGB and remembering all the classic sports car that used to be made in the UK, we were the kings of the sports car market and the MGB ruled them all.
It’s very hard to make a list of convertibles without mentioning the Mazda MX5 at some point. It has maintained its status as one of the best small sports cars for the past 30 years. Its tight handling and smooth power have made it the car to look out for on a quiet B-road, able to keep up with almost anything when the going gets twisty.
Alfa Romeo Spider
Whereas the MGB was the classic British sports car, the Alfa Romeo Spider was the iconic Italian sports car. Its beautiful styling has only gotten better with age, and its amazing 1.6 litre twin cam soundtrack is music to the ears. There was word of reviving the Spider name in 2012 in collaboration with Mazda, but the Fiat 124 Spider took its place.
Audi TT Roadster
Now lets be honest if 2019 springtime is anything like 2018 then it may not be as warm as everyone wants it to be, if we go by 2018s standard we could be in a foot of snow by next week which is why you need a car that is prepared for anything, the Audi TT roadster for example. It’s Quattro all-wheel drive system can handle anything the British weather can throw at it but it’s still as fun as any of the other convertibles on this list when the sun does come out.
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible
Traditionally a Rolls-Royce is a car to be driven in, being seen in the front seat made you nothing more than a chauffeur. The Rolls-Royce Corniche however was different, it was sleek, it was cool and it made you want to be seen. Famous owners include Frank Sinatra, Elton John and David Bowie, not people who would normally shy away from the lime light.
Do you own a classic convertible of some kind, ClassicLine would love to hear from you.