Top 5 Timeless Convertibles that are Still Stunners
In an ever-changing world, where “change” is probably the only “constant”, countless car models have come and gone and are now rarely found in online car auctions. Some cars, however, have left a mark so strong that it is impossible to erase them from the canvas of automobile history. Although every convertible released till date has had its own charm, a few masterpieces that have truly defied the concept of time. In this blog post, we look at five such timeless convertibles that are just as desirable in the current times, as they were when first introduced to the masses. Take a look. Jaguar D-Type Often attributed for inducing the racing DNA in the 50s’ generation, Jaguar D-Type is the perfect blend of panache and performance. The D-Type, with a design inspired by the aviation industry, took no time to secure its place in the hearts of auto enthusiasts, and was an instant success after it rolled out the assembly line in 1954. More than half a century has passed, but the charm of the D-Type does not seem to dissipate. Shelby 427 Cobra When talking of timeless convertibles, the conversation cannot be deemed complete without the mention of the legendary Shelby 427 Cobra. Powered by a the famous "side oiler" Ford powertrain with a massive 7.0 L combustion chamber, the car had 425 horses under the hood, that made the standard model of the car do up to 164 mph. The “competition” model, however, could reach a top speed of 185 mph. Ferrari Testa Rossa The Italian automaker has more than a few jewels in its crown, with one of the brightest ones being the Testa Rossa. Unarguably one of the most successful sports car produced by Ferrari, the Testa Rossa has several feasts registered with its name, with the list including three victories at the Le Mans, four at Sebring, and two victories at Buenos Aires. With a track record like this, it is unnecessary to elaborate the tech specs! BMW 507 Roadster Despite being a commercial failure due to higher-than-projected production cost, the 507 Roadster has made it to our list for more reasons than one. For starters, it was the only car back in the day that offered the feel of much more expensive models such as Merc 300SL, without making the buyer break the bank. Unfortunately, the car could not become a commercial success, with the production ceasing within 3 years of inception. Maserati Ghibli Spyder Maserati - a name synonymous with style and performance has released numerous automotive powerhouses, but not many come close to matching the distinct legacy of the Ghibli Spyder. Introduced in 1969, Ghibli Spyder was powered by a massive 4.7 L V8 DOHC motor that pumped out an exhilarating 306 hp. Although a rare sight these days, the Ghibli Spyder never fails to turn heads on the occasions it is spotted. Wrap Up Though it is undeniable that you can easily find many modern convertibles that have way better specs compared to ones we have listed, the timeless charm of these cars is what makes each of them a league of its own. Moreover, every auto enthusiast would agree that owning a part of history is something that is impossible to describe in words. If you too wish to own one of these beauties, it may take a while to find one in car auctions or used car stores, but you should never lose hope. Who knows, you might find something even better suited to your taste and needs. Feel free to explore our listing of salvage and preowned cars and who knows, today might be your lucky day! If you have any questions, simply call +1 (503) 298-4300.