The Volkswagen market is fairly fickle these days. Some low mile, original cars go for big bucks; other times, its unlikely modified cars that draw the money. But it seems in general that the 16V Scirocco and original GTi are the two shining stars right now for 1980s Volkswagens. What do you get when you put them together and chop the top off? A 16V Cabriolet, of course! Granted, this isn’t how this car was delivered from the factory, but if you’re looking for the best of three world, perhaps you can enjoy this Cabby modified in the style of OEM:
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For years, the Porsche 944 soldiered on as a sports coupe. It wouldn’t be until 1990 that Porsche decided to test the waters with the 944S2 Cabriolet. Sold in limited numbers, the car would offer buyers a cheaper alternative to an open roofed 911. It’s longevity in the market was short, as Porsche unveiled a 944 replacement for 1992 in the form of the 968. Porsche would yet again offer a drop top variant in the new lineup, however. Let’s look at two very nice examples of these rare convertible Porsches, the first a clean 944S2 Cabriolet for sale in Maryland.
Click for more details: 1990 Porsche 944S2 Cabriolet on eBay
Being an East Coaster, I look upon car enthusiasts in California with envy. Washington, DC isn’t really a car guy kind of town. There’s a lot of fancy new machinery tooling around the block here, but anyone can go out and buy a new car provided they have the resources. The classics, however, seem scarce. As such, it makes me lust after a modern classic like this BMW 318i Cabriolet even more, just to stand out from the herd. There seems to be a never ending supply of clean, rust-free classics on the left coast and this open-roofed Bimmer fits the description.
Click for more details: 1992 BMW 318i on eBay
The Volkswagen Cabriolet is a car that has enjoyed popularity with women, but if there was one particular version of the venerable open roofed VW that could have increased the appeal amongst the fairer sex it would have been this car, the Mk1 Etienne Aigner Edition Cabriolet. Volkswagen created a plethora of special edition models over the years, but the Mk2 went a bit overboard with this tradition, with well over 50 different limited edition models offered over the course of the production run. The special edition craze was a bit less widespread amongst the Cabriolet, which was sold in Mk1 form alongside the Mk2. A few versions such as the Wolfsburg, CC and Carat appeared along with the Etienne Aigner, which was available in Mangrove Green, Midnight Blue, or Bordeaux Red, as we see on this example for sale in New Jersey.