Convertible Week: 1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet

While the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia might be a bit obscure when it comes to Volkswagen convertibles, the Cabriolet based on the Mk1 Golf/Rabbit is anything but. For years, this affordable drop top runabout brought open air German motoring to the masses, as one would expect of the People’s Car. Nearly 400,000 were built from 1979 all the way up to 1993, when the MkIII Golf debuted. Many of these Cabriolets were used as daily drivers, leaving a relatively small amount of mint condition examples out there. However, this car for sale in Pennsylvania has covered under 100,000 miles, a complete history and looks sharp with its white over red color combination.

Year: 1988
Model: Cabriolet
Engine: 1.6 liter inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 97,000 mi
Price: Reserve auction

1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet on eBay

You are bidding on a 1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet. 4 cylinder, fuel injected, 5-speed manual, air condition, cruise control, am-fm cd radio. My wife’s pleasure car for the last 12 years. We have never driven this car in the winter. Just a summer time, top down car on the weekends. 97,000 miles. Complete owner history. Original window sticker & lots of paper work. Mostly original paint but does show touch ups, scratches & dings. No rust ever. Nice original interior that does show some fading. Runs, drives, handles, stops very well. No issue car with an exception of non working AC which we have never looked into as top was always down. Overall a nice driver. Sold as is with no warranty expressed or implied. Preferred payment is cash in person or wire transfer & any check will need cleared before pickup. If you would like to schedule an appointment to see car in person please call Kurt at 717-490-1604. I am located in East Earl, PA 17519

The Cabriolet is probably one of the last open roofed vehicles I’d consider buying, but once I saw that car, I was hooked.…

Convertible Week: 1995 Porsche 993 C4 Cabriolet

Timeless doesn’t begin to describe the looks of the 911 no matter the generation and this 993 is certainly no exception. In the Porsche lineup, the 993 is the sweet spot as far as I’m concerned. The 993 is the highest evolution of the air-cooled cars and the 3.6 liter boxer six pushed the C4 to 60 in 5.7 seconds (5.2 for the C2) and topped out at 168 mph. Not too bad for a six cylinder. The 993 was the last car before the “ugly years” as I like to call them, when Porsche gave the 911 one of the worst face lifts it had ever had. Which ever generation you prefer, this low mileage 993 C4 for sale in Springfield, Missouri is a cool nice weather cruiser.

Year: 1995
Model: 993 C4 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.6 liter flat six
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 33,000 mi
Price: $56,900 Buy It Now

1995 Porsche 993 C4 Cabriolet on eBay

 1995 993 “C4″ Cabriolet. Raven black with Porsche black leather. Awesome hand picked example with some super trick options! Only 33K sunny day miles. Shines like black marble. Equipment includes:

3.6 liter 270 bhp motor with hydraulic self adjusting valve lifters
Dual knock sensors
Resonant induction system
Dual exahaust
Vented disc brakes with ABS
Limited slip differential with ABD front and rear stabilizer bars
18” Technology alloy wheels
Power top and headlight washers
Power steering
Filtered A/C system
Central locking
Alarm system
Full power drivers seat with partial power passenger seat
Metal door sill with crest
Aluminum shifter and brake handle with carbon fiber inlays
Head restraint with Porsche crest
AM/FM CD with Hi Fi sound system speakers
European lowering springs
Gemballa Turbo S aero kit with front integrated spoiler
Vented side skirts and rear spoiler with integrated third brake light and chrome exhaust tips

Wow, what a cool looking car!

Convertible Week: 2008 BMW 650i 6-speed manual

After a long hiatus, the BMW 6 series coupe returned in 2004 to mixed reviews. While it was generally regarded as a decent drivers car, the looks received mixed reactions. Some liked it, while others lamented it strayed too much from the much loved E24 6 series and aped a lot of the quirky traits of the recently introduced 7 series. Shortly after the coupe was launched, a convertible followed, with a canvas roof with an interesting flying buttress design at the rear window.

This 650i for sale in Michigan is another prime example of steep depreciation in the luxury car arena. However, for those wanting a big more of an edge, this one has the rather uncommon 6-speed manual gearbox.

Year: 2008
Model: 650i
Engine: 4.8 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 39,442 mi
Price: $37,995

2008 BMW 650i on eBay

This sale is for the 2008 BMW shown in the photos below, The car is in good shape and working condition, the car has had all of the factory maintenance completed to date. The 650I is a great auto, fantastic German engineering and handling. The tires were replaced last June with Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/45/zr18xl tires. This one will be missed. There are plenty of photos below for your search. The car was inspected by an independent inspector when I purchased the BMW in January of 2012 with no accidents or mechanical issue.

This is a buy it now sale with no waiting for an auction. There is a $500.00 non refundable deposit due at time of purchase. This car is a local pickup, we do not ship autos. This sale is open to the continental United States only, we do not sell outside of this area (please don’t ask). If you have any other questions please feel free to email me.

Convertible Week: 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet

The Mercedes-Benz W124 brought the four-place cabriolet back to the Mercedes-Benz lineup after a 20 year hiatus. This 1995 E320 cabriolet for sale in Mississippi marks the last year for this model, which would be replaced a couple years later by the CLK cabriolet. For those planning on beach time this summer, these stout open roofed Benzes are a great way to enjoy al fresco motoring with three of your friends.

Year: 1995
Model: E320 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter inline six
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 65,107 mi
Price: $18,900 Buy It Now

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 on eBay

This is not your average 1995 E320 Cab! This is an above average Collectors car that will only appreciate in value over time! We found this car from our owners friend and neighbor! On a 10 scale its a solid 8.7! Very nice car, clean and serviced! Hard to find a car of this caliber for this price! These cars were hand built in 95 and are very rare in the market! It MSRP’d for over $79,000 in ’95.

These open roofed E classes have commanded strong values over the years, and this particular example represents a shot at getting one with reasonable miles for a decent price. It’s easy to find E320 cabriolets with this kind of mileage for well over $20,000. I’d say with a tiny bit of negotiation, someone will be getting a good deal here.

-Paul…

Convertible Week: 1992 BMW 318iC

With warmer weather around the corner for parts of the US, open air motoring is no doubt on the mind of many. This week at GCFSB, we’ll be focusing on convertibles of all kinds, from cruisers to sports cars. To kick off the week, here’s a modified E30 Cabriolet with some eye catching aftermarket pieces for sale just south of San Francisco.

Year: 1992
Model: 318iC
Engine: 1.8 liter inline four
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 157,370
Price: $16,750

1992 BMW 318iC on eBay

Also open to trade/cash arrangements for Citroen DS or Porsche 911 (993 series only).

Vehicle information
VIN long WBABA7311NEJ12395
Type code BA73
Type 318I (USA)
Dev. series E30 (C)
Line 3
Body type CABRIO
Steering LL
Door count 2
Engine M42
Cubical capacity 1.80
Power 103
Transmision HECK
Gearbox MECH
Colour SCHWARZ (086)
Upholstery SCHWARZ KUNSTLEDER (0166)
Prod. date 1991-09-10

Order options
No. Description
242 DRIVER AIR BAG+SERIES STRG WHL RIM(PUR)
286 BMW LM RAD/BMW STYLING
370 STOFFVERDECK SCHWARZ
530 AIR CONDITIONING
556 EXTERIOR TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
675 BMW SOUND SYSTEM
925 SHIPPING PROTECTION PACKAGE

1992 Triple Black E30 318IC Cabrio:

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Engine
Coil On Plug Conversion
Cusco Catch Can
Dinan Chip
Stebro Exhaust
Maganflow High Flow Cat
K&N Air filter
M-Tech Oil Cap
New OEM radiator, water pump, hoses and fan clutch
New OEM intake elbow

Handling/Footwork
H&R Lowering Springs
H&R Hubcentric Wheel Spacers
Ireland Engineering Swaybar Endlinks
M3 Offset Bushings
Bilstein Shocks
Dinan Front Brace
Dinan Swaybars
16” BBS RS Rep Wheels
New OEM front control arms and end links
New OEM upper strut mounts front and rear
New OEM brake rotors and Pagid pads front and rear

Drivetrain
4.10 LSD
Dinan/UUC Shift Kit (Z4 Linkage)
New OEM Clutch Assembly

Exterior
Euro Shadowline trim (chrome delete)
Euro M3 EVO Bumper Seal and Hood Seals
Euro M3 Trunk Seals
Euro front and rear bumper trim (side marker delete)
Euro “Eyebrow” Front Grill
Black Out Kidney
Hella Smoked Euro Ellipsoid Headlights
MHW Smoked Turn Signals
MHW All Red Tails
Bonrath Mono Wiper
Lamin-X headlight and foglight shields
Euro Headlight Wipers
Front BavAuto License Plate Eliminator
Debadged Trunk/Shaved 3rd brake Light
Racing Dynamics Rear Apron
New OEM Euro Rear Filler Plate
New OEM IS fog lights
New OEM Power Antenna
Smoked front signals lenses
Polarg bulbs throughout
Factory Paint Respray

Interior/Audio
Bazooka 10” Amplified Subwoofer
Hardwired Valentine 1 radard detector
Genuine Alpina retrim on seats, headrests, door cards and change slot
Alpina Shift boot and ebrake cover
Hella Steering Wheel with Momo hub
OEM hardtop with new headliner
M-tech pedal set with dead pedal
New OEM armrest/cup holder
Aluminum Gauge Cluster trim rings
Euro Instrument Check Panel
Rear Headrest Conversion
Sony MASK Stereo
CDT Component Speakers
JBL Amplifier
New alarm system with keyless entry and window control (staggered raise)
New OEM floormats
Polarg bulbs throughout

Misc/Fluids
Motul 600
Mobile One
Current California Smog
Clean Title In Hand

I was reminiscing with a fellow petrolhead the other day about how much I miss my ’88 325is.…

2007 BMW 335i Convertible

Over the past fifteen years or so, BMW’s lineup has transformed from a relatively simple lineup with the 3, 5 and 7 series at its core to a vast mix of SUVs, roadsters, the compact 1 series and the MINI lineup which shares ultimate driving machine’s DNA. One popular constant, though, has been the 3 series convertible.

The first 3 series convertibles that appeared were conversions by Karosserie Baur on the E21 and E30 chassis that had integral roll hoops and fixed rear windows. Then in 1987, the 325i convertible appeared on US shores, a factory produced model that became an instant hit across a number of demographics and was featured prominently in a number of television series and movies of the era. Over the years, the 3 series convertible became larger and more powerful, morphing into the retractible hardtop convertible we have today. While some lament the heavier weight of always having a hardtop to lug around, the all-weather practicality is attractive, particularly for those in colder climates who still enjoy al fresco motoring from time to time.

The following 335i Convertible with Dinan mods comes to us from our reader Andrew, who’s father has listed it for sale in California.

Year: 2007
Model: 335i Cabriolet
Engine: 3.0 liter twin turbocharged inline six
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 44,500 miles
Price: $33,000

2007 BMW 335i Cabriolet on M3Post

Posting for my dad, who takes better care of his cars than anyone I’ve ever met. He wrote the following:

2007 BMW 335i Convertible in Black over Saddle leather. 6 speed manual, 44,500 miles. If it were not for Sciatica and weakness down my left leg I’d never sell this car! This car is now what the 335i should have been from the factory!

All factory bulletins are up to date and, to protect the buyer, this vehicle has BMW’s best warranty until 100K miles or 03/2014.

1992 Porsche 968 Cabriolet

When the Porsche 968 was introduced in 1992, the 924/944 formula was in its final throes. This car had come a long way, though, from the 924 of 1976, with the 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that was shared with the Audi 100 and Volkswagen LT van. Originally, the 968 was to be called the 944 S3, but with a majority of the parts modified or changed, Porsche management decided to come up with a new moniker for the car. At the heart of the 968, was an updated inline four, this time with Porsche’s VarioCam variable valve timing. Good for 236 horsepower, this engine was mated to either a 6-speed manual or 4-speed Tiptronic automatic.

These days the 968 is a relative bargain amongst the modern classic set. This 968 Cabriolet for sale in Kansas City has the all important manual gearbox and still looks modern over twenty years on.

Year: 1992
Model: 968 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 86,471 mi
Price: $13,700 Buy It Now

1992 Porsche 968 Cabriolet on eBay

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1992 Porsche 968 Cabriolet Finished in Cobalt Blue Metallic, Dark Blue Top, with Light Grey Leather interior. *** THIS IS A ONE OWNER CAR!*** All services with the exception of a couple of oil changes, wiper motor, and door handle have been done at Aristocrat Porsche in KC, which is also the original selling dealer. I do have all the service records, and due to the ridiculous amounts of request I have received for them, we will only send them when we are into a serious deal. This is a well-equipped 968 Cabriolet, sticker for this car was 55496 with out destination!

If you are looking at this car you probably saw the 968 on eBay do 9800 with 180,000 miles! We know the car had a rebuilt motor 25,000 miles ago, but it’s still a 180K car with many things that will need attention!

1993 BMW 325i Convertible, 227 Original Miles – REVISIT

The ultra low mileage 1993 BMW 325i Convertible we featured back in January is up for sale again, with a lowered Buy It Now price of $28,500. Enough to move the metal this time around?

1993 BMW 325i Convertible on eBay – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site January 16, 2013:

If you could buy a new E30 convertible, what would it be worth to you? The price of a new subcompact? Perhaps even a figure approaching $30,000? Well, the seller of final year E30 Convertible in Arizona seems to think more. This has to be the lowest mileage E30 I’ve ever seen and brings back fond memories of my youth, as my 325is was Alpine white with a tan leather trimmed interior.

Year: 1993
Model: 325i Convertible
Engine: 2.5 inline six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 227 mi
Price: $42,900

1993 BMW 325i Convertible with 227 miles on eBay

ONLY 227 ACUTAL MILES!!! This gorgeous 325i convertible is in mint condition impeccably restored with all original or BMW genuine parts. It looks and drives like it just left the showroom. This unique car is a BMW enthusiast’s dream. It was one of the last E30 convertible models produced in December 1992. It has been stored in a garage and covered throughout its life. The original white paint and exterior are flawless. The original power convertible black top is in amazing condition, raising and lowering smoothly, and with a crystal clear rear window. The interior is beautifully maintained with perfectly conditioned leather. The condition of the dash and center console appear like new.

The original tan BMW floor mats are in great condition. They are near impossible to replace as BMW has discontinued production. I have included black genuine BMW mats to be used and kept the tan mats bagged to be included as well.

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet

It never ceases to amaze me how many low mileage W124 E320 Cabriolets are out there knocking around in the streets. Here comes another one brought to our attention by one of our readers that is for sale in San Francisco. For those who want the fun of an open roofed vehicle with robustness and durability that is hard to match, you don’t have to look much further than these modern classics. They aren’t the fastest cars out there, not the most flashy, but garner a great deal of respect from those familiar with them and passers by.

Year: 1995
Model: E320 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter inline six
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 28,364
Price: No reserve auction

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 on eBay

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Selling for no reserve…

Rare opportunity to own a modern classic 1995 Mercedes Benz E320 Cabriolet in triple black with only 28k miles! One of the lowest mile E320 cabriolets cars for sale in the country. Mercedes has not made a four seater convertible since the 1970s. This is destined to be a collectible and Mercedes enthusiasts know the value. The last of the hand made Mercedes. If you have searched for the perfect example of an E320 cabriolet this is the one. I have owned many nice cars and this one has always received many compliments on my rare outings with the car. Short trips to Napa or to the local coffee shop on a nice day.

This car was sold new on December 2, 1995 from Sutherland Motors LTD Spokane, Washington. Never driven in harsh weather. Brought to San Francisco and subsequently sold. Purchased thereafter from Monterey Jaguar in Monterey, California. I have garaged the car and maintained it very well. Only driven less than 400 miles in the past year. It just sits in the garage waiting for a nice day.

1991 BMW 325i Convertible

Just a few short days after the 1993 325i Convertiblethat stirred up an intense discussion, here comes another low mileage E30 Convertible, this time two years older and with one less pedal. I’m curious…just how many more of these drop top E30s did people stash away in hopes of a handsome payday years down the road?

Year: 1991
Model: 325i Convertible
Engine: 2.5 inline six
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 9,500 mi
Price: $24,999

1991 BMW 325i Convertible on eBay

1991 BMW 325iC – Like New! 9,500 Miles! VIN: WBABB2319MEC26419. For sale today is my 1991 BMW 325iC in Lagunen Grün over Gray leather:

1991 BMW 325iC M20
9,5xx miles
Clear PA title in hand
LIKE NEW!
Brand new tires – less than 50 miles
Timing belt, water pump, spark plugs, filters, replaced in 2/2012 ~75 miles ago
DOT4 ATE Typ 200 brake fluid flush 2/2012
Coolant flush 2/2012
Mobil 1 full synthetic oil 12/2012
Original tape deck just serviced 6/2012
Absolutely immaculate – cadmium plating present on all bolt heads – like new
Must see to believe!

Selling to make room for a vintage Datsun

My uncle had a similar E30 Convertible in Laguna Green, albeit with a tan leather interior. This is one of my favorite colors for the E30 Convertible, as it looks rich and represents the era from which it hails. The asking price for this 325i is more realistic than the last one we saw, but is still a bit over the top for an E30 without the M badge. I doubt the automatic transmission will hold this car back much, as those looking at open roofed variants are generally more in it for cruising around than spirited driving. I’d say this car would realistically max out around $15,000 to $17,000, but there could be someone out there than wants the best E30 Convertible money could buy.…