The allure of a Cabriolet is fairly obvious though I do think it is difficult to accurately gauge that appeal until you have spent a warm afternoon enjoying a winding country or mountain road behind the wheel of a fantastic sports car. No doubt, there are negatives to owning a convertible, but there also is a way in which the reality of those near perfect drives easily exceeds whatever preconceived notions we might have had regarding what makes open-top motoring so popular. And right now I want nothing more than to take one of those drives. I have a few variants of the 993 I plan to feature this week, but I will begin with this beautiful, very low-mileage, Cabriolet. Here we have an Aventurine Green Metallic 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, located in San Diego, with a mere 3,200 miles on it. It’s anybody’s guess how such a wonderful 993 saw so few miles residing in San Diego, but here it sits in pristine condition ready to join someone else’s collection.
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As temperatures continue to be bitterly cold, what better time to look at a convertible! At the very least this will allow those of us mired in winter to daydream of the sun and wind hitting our face rather than ice, snow, and the ever prevalent road salt. I’ve featured numerous Targas during these cold months and for a while the Targa was the only open-top option Porsche made available for the 911. It was not until 1983, with the model we see here, that the full open-top 911 experience could be had by Porsche buyers. An ’83 Cabriolet is an interesting model to pursue as it possesses the talking point trivia as the first and only MY 911SC available as a Cabriolet, while also sitting in a very nice spot on the 911 value-curve. Interesting to talk about, top-down driving, and stout engines promising many miles of motoring enthusiasm: always an excellent combination. Here we have a Guards Red 1983 Porsche 911SC Cabriolet, located in Memphis, with around 73,000 miles on it.
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Even though it is over 40 years old now, the 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet was a throwback to the past, even in the early 1970s. This is a chassis that had it’s roots in the late 1950s and was assembled largely by hand in small numbers. By 1970s, the W111 coupe and cabriolet would get a shot of adrenaline by way of Mercedes’ new 3.5 liter V8 engine. While a few coupes were offered with a 4-speed manual, all cabriolets would be equipped with a 4-speed automatic. Want to look posh? Fewer cars embody that word better than this white over blue leather 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet for sale in Mississippi.
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Thirty years have passed since the introduction of the W124 Mercedes-Benz E-class range. This is a car that had big shoes to fill, as the W123 range was beloved the world over for its quality, durability and rock solid diesel engines. Arriving in the middle of the 1980s, this new mid-sized Mercedes designed by Bruno Sacco brought the company’s traditional styling hallmarks into a new era. This car would spawn coupe, cabriolet and estate variants as well as introduce four-wheel drive as an option and a few high performance V8 variants. The W124 would carry on into the mid-1990s, succeeded by the W210 E-class with its radical four-headlamp front profile.
Since we’re in the middle of winter in many parts of the US, we’ll start off by looking at this 1991 300E 4Matic for sale in California offered at no reserve.
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The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet still exists abroad, but for drop top VW fans in the US, the two choices offered are the Beetle Cabriolet and the soon to be extinct Eos. For years, the Mk1 Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet carried the torch in this market niche, bringing the charm of the old Beetle Cabriolet into the front-engined, water-cooled era. While they carry the stigma of being a car for the fairer sex, these Cabriolets offer a lot of fun for not much money. This 1990 Cabriolet for sale in Missouri was brought to our attention from our reader Albert, and has yet to break 50,000 miles.