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Rare Rides: A 1996 Buick Riviera, Last Gasp of Personal Luxury

Today’s Rare Ride is a very unique example of the final generation Buick Riviera. A holdout in the personal luxury coupe space, the Riviera was the last large two-door the company ever produced. This is the third time we’ve featured a Riviera in this series; we covered the fifth-generation model in 75th Anniversary (of Buick) […] The post Rare Rides: A 1996 Buick Riviera, Last Gasp of Personal Luxury appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Classic Cars, Luxury cars, Editorials, Gm, Autos, Riviera, 1990s, Convertibles, Buick, PLC, Buick Riviera, News Blog, Domestic Cars, Personal Luxury Coupe, Collector Cars


Rare Rides: Luxurious and Stylish, a Peugeot 504 Cabriolet From 1975

Rare Rides featured the no-nonsense sedan version of the 504 some time ago, an example which was the same model year as today’s cabriolet. But while the sedan 504 was targeted to the no-nonsense family car buyer, the cabriolet was considerably more upmarket. Come along as we learn some more about the most exciting version […] The post Rare Rides: Luxurious and Stylish, a Peugeot 504 Cabriolet From 1975 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Classic Cars, Luxury cars, Autos, Peugeot, 1960s, 1980s, Convertibles, 1970s, Imports, Sedans, News Blog, French cars, Collector Cars, Rare Rides, Family Cars


Junkyard Find: 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Volkswagen sold the air-cooled Beetle in the United States all the way through 1979, amazingly, overlapping Dasher and Rabbit sales by more than you’d have expected. By that time, the only air-cooled VW left standing here was the Beetle convertible (if you want to get nit-picky, that car was really a Super Beetle, since the […] The post Junkyard Find: 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, United States, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Denver, Beetle, Convertible, Convertibles, VW Beetle, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Volkswagen Beetle, Malaise, Malaise Era


Rare Rides: The 2003 Ford Thunderbird That’s Pink and 007 Approved

Today’s Rare Ride was a part of a very limited run of Thunderbirds that coincided with the release of the last Pierce Brosnan era Bond film, Die Another Day. It’s a car so special it’s probably almost priceless, and should be stored in a heated garage next to a Plymouth Prowler and/or Chevy SSR. This isn’t […] The post Rare Rides: The 2003 Ford Thunderbird That’s Pink and 007 Approved appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Editorials, Used Cars, James Bond, Autos, Jaguar, Bond, 007, Special Editions, Thunderbird, Convertibles, Pierce Brosnan, News Blog, Coupes, 2000s, Collector Cars


The best convertibles

From ultra-quick sports cars to go-anywhere off-roaders, here are the best convertibles available new in 2020.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Buying Guides, Convertibles, Mazda Miata, Jeep Wrangler, Chevrolet Corvette, Bentley Continental Gt, Tier 4


Buy/Drive/Burn: The Cheapest Convertibles in America for 2021

Buy/Drive/Burn continues its cheapest of series today, as convertibles follow up the vans, trucks, and sedans we’ve covered already. When it’s time for ragtop fun on the lowest possible budget, which of these three gets the Buy? Mazda MX-5 Miata Our cheapest of the trio today was a toss-up with its twin, the Fiat 124. We […] The post Buy/Drive/Burn: The Cheapest Convertibles in America for 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, General Motors, Editorials, Gm, Autos, Fiat, Chevy, Chevrolet, Mini, New Cars, Camaro, Convertibles, Mini Cooper, Cooper, Mazda, Chevrolet Camaro


Lady Gaga's vintage Alfa Romeo convertible is up for auction online - tour the listing before it's gone

1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate. Bring a Trailer There's a red 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate going for auction at no reserve on Bring a Trailer. But its past ownership is what makes it special; it was once owned by none other than Lady Gaga. It was also owned by an ex-Formula One driver named Eddie Irvine. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. I've always known Lady Gaga had fantastic taste in fashion. I guess I shouldn't be surprised to learn that she also has great ta...
Tags: Transportation, Celebrities, Trends, Autos, Lady Gaga, Gaga, Convertibles, ALFA, Alfa Romeo, Irvine, Rob Fusari, Car Auctions, Roadshow, Kristen Lee, Eddie Irvine, Bring A Trailer


Porsche's newest limited-edition has copper wheels and a gorgeous red interior - see the $100,000 Boxster 25

2021 Porsche Boxster 25. Porsche The 2021 Porsche Boxster 25 is a limited edition anniversary tribute to the original Porsche Boxster. The first Porsche Boxster appeared in 1996. Prices for the special edition Boxster start at $98,600. Porsche will make just 1,250 of them worldwide. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Want to feel old? It's been 25 years since the first Porsche Boxster came out. To celebrate its two-seater roadster, Porsche created a special edition anniver...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Porsche, Autos, Convertibles, Porsche Boxster, Boxster, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, 2021 Porsche Boxster 25, GT Silver Metallic Jet Black Metallic


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Review: Standing at a Crossroads

Right now the laptop industry is at a crossroads. Traditional clamshells aren’t going anywhere anytime soon (for good reason), and over the last decade convertible machines like Microsoft’s Surfaces, Apple’s iPad Pros, Lenovo’s Yogas, and others have helped address the needs of people who need flexible computers that…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Microsoft, Windows, Lenovo, Laptops, Convertibles, Consumer Tech, 2 In 1s, Foldables, Thinkpad X1 Fold, Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold Review


Lenovo's Latest 2-in-1s Have Leather Backs and Invisible Trackpads

Lenovo makes some of the best 2-in-1s on the market, and for its upcoming premium Yoga convertibles, aside from updated specs and components, some are also getting fancy leather backs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows 10, Lenovo, Laptops, Convertibles, Consumer Tech, 2 In 1s, New Lenovo Yoga 9i, Yogi 9i, Yoga 9i Slim


Mercedes-Benz Axes a Pair of Two-doors

Long rumored to be on the chopping block, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe and cabriolet are now confirmed to be heading into their last year of existence. The automaker confirmed the death sentence for these luxuriously large two-doors in its 2021 model year rundown, sealing the fate of yet another coupe and drop-top in the increasingly […] The post Mercedes-Benz Axes a Pair of Two-doors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mercedes Benz, SUVs, Daimler, Convertibles, News Blog, Coupes, Product Planning, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, S-class, Discontinuation, Mercedes Benz Axes


Report: Sun to Set on Mini Cooper Drop-top

Going topless is becoming increasingly difficult for new car buyers. Soon, the only convertibles on the North American market will be dedicated sports cars, and there’ll be precious few of those, too. This depressing statement stems from a report that claims the next-generation Mini Cooper will say goodbye to its convertible variant, leaving the brand […] The post Report: Sun to Set on Mini Cooper Drop-top appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Production, Autos, Mini, Convertibles, Mini Cooper, News Blog, Product Planning, Discontinuation, Mini Cooper Convertible, Mini Cooper Drop


Wondering Why the Honda Civic Coupe Has to Die? Coupe Market Share Is Down 60 Percent Over the Last Decade

The disappearance of midsize cars, the dismal performance of traditional family sedans, and the eradication of affordable small cars account for the lion’s share of headlines when auto reporters discuss the dwindling American passenger car market. But tucked inside America’s car sector are a handful of fun cars – intentionally impractical two-doors – that muster […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Choice, Autos, Convertibles, News Blog, Coupes, Market Shift


Mercedes-Benz, Only With Less Fun

There’s a plan afoot to more carefully align Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. product offerings with consumer demand, all the while saving the automaker money. The result, Automotive News reports, will be a lineup lacking the flair and whimsy the brand once enjoyed. Fans of two-door variants, especially, stand to lose out under this new strategy. According to […] The post Mercedes-Benz, Only With Less Fun appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mercedes Benz, Convertibles, Automotive News, News Blog, Coupes, Product Planning, Cost-cutting, Discontinuations, Mercedes Benz Only With Less Fun


It’s Probably Safe to Drop That Top: IIHS

Just apply sunscreen first. While most Americans hold reservations about going topless, preferring staid modesty over outlandish exhibitionism, many still enjoy kicking up their heels and getting the most out of life. Luckily for them, several automakers are only too happy to play along. And if that sort of thing’s your bag, the Insurance Institute […] The post It’s Probably Safe to Drop That Top: IIHS appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Autos, Road Safety, Convertibles, Fatalities, IIHS, Insurance Institute, News Blog, Rollovers


This Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite looks to be the most cheerful of cars

One of, if not THE, cutest cars of all time is the Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite. This one looks ready for some paint. Bring A Trailer: This 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite is finished in white over a red interior and is powered by a 948cc inline-four paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. The car is said to have been sold new in the United States, taken overseas by a US serviceman, and eventually returned stateside. It then changed hands and subsequently sat dormant for more than 30 years. In earl...
Tags: Post, News, Minnesota, Cars, US, United States, Oklahoma, Automobile, Convertibles, Austin Healey, Austin Healey Sprite, Bring A Trailer, Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite


This Austin-Healy Bugeye Sprite looks to be the most cheerful of cars

One of, if not THE, cutest cars of all time is the Austin-Healy Bugeye Sprite. This one looks ready for some paint. Bring A Trailer: This 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite is finished in white over a red interior and is powered by a 948cc inline-four paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. The car is said to have been sold new in the United States, taken overseas by a US serviceman, and eventually returned stateside. It then changed hands and subsequently sat dormant for more than 30 years. In early...
Tags: Post, News, Minnesota, Cars, US, United States, Oklahoma, Automobile, Convertibles, Austin Healey Sprite, Bring A Trailer, Austin Healy, Austin Healy Bugeye Sprite


Slowed by Strike, Virus Keeps C8 Corvette Convertible Away From Buyers

After spending years in development and even longer in the imaginations of Corvette enthusiasts who longed for something a little wilder, a little more European, the mid-engined C8 Corvette drove straight into a series of roadblocks. The first was a six-week strike by unionized General Motors workers that pushed C8 production into a new calendar […] The post Slowed by Strike, Virus Keeps C8 Corvette Convertible Away From Buyers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Corvette, Convertibles, News Blog, C8, C8 Corvette


The best convertibles for 2020

From ultra-quick sports cars to go-anywhere off-roaders, here are the best convertibles available new in 2020.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Best Of, Buying Guides, Convertibles, Mazda Miata, Jeep Wrangler, Chevrolet Corvette, Audi A3, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Best Of Everything, Tier 4


Jaguar’s Revised F-Type Surprises on the Back Roads of Portugal

Test-driving reveals much about two variations of the new-generation vehicle In Portugal, driving two variations of the new-generation Jaguar F-Type, we remembered that sometimes a car will surprise you. The F-Type R, with a 5.0-liter V-8 engine, has a starting price of more than $103,000. The other is a four-cylinder model—less interestingly named the P300—which starts at a more approachable $61,600. It’s that one—the less …
Tags: Design, Cars, Automotive, Portugal, Driving, Jaguar, Sports Cars, Convertibles, Test Drive, F-type, V8, Test Drives, F-Type R, P300


This New HP Laptop Is a Pretty (and Potent) Little Package

The previous iteration of HP’s premium convertibles did nearly everything right. They had an eye-catching design, a wide range of components, solid build, you name it. But sadly, those highlights were often drowned out by a clunky touchpad experience that left people feeling frustrated. But now, HP has returned to fix…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Hp, Intel, Windows 10, Laptops, Convertibles, HP Spectre x360, Hp Spectre, 2 In 1s, HP Spectre X360 13 2019 Review


Lexus did the obvious thing and chopped the top off its flagship LC

The Lexus LC was always going to look great as a convertible, and now we'll get to find out if it's great to drive as a convertible as well. The LC will finally drop its top in summer 2020.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Lexus, Convertibles, Lexus LC, 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show


Microsoft's Surface Pro X Goes Full Batman

From the moment I opened up the Surface Pro X, I got the sense that Microsoft had entered a new chapter for its homegrown hardware. Gone are the huge bezels and hard edges found on the company’s previous detachables, and in their place you something that’s sleek and sophisticated, unlike anything Microsoft has made…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, Laptops, ARM, Convertibles, Consumer Tech, 2 In 1s, Windows On Arm, Surface Pro X, Microsoft Surface Pro X Review, Sq1


The best convertibles for 2019

The drop-top segment in the United States is shrinking, but there are still a few great options to choose from. From high performance to off road, to luxury, we've got you covered. Here are the five best convertibles you can buy today.
Tags: Cars, Trends, United States, Buying Guides, Convertibles, Mazda Miata, Jeep Wrangler, Chevrolet Corvette, Audi A3, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Best Of Everything


RIP, Buick/Opel/Vauxhall/Holden Cascada

Arguably the most interesting — or at least atypical ⁠— Buick in the brand’s lineup, the Cascada was a European creation that wore many badges. And now it’s truly, definitively dead. Unlike the recent deep-sixing of the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Cruze, the last Cascada to roll off Opel’s Polish assembly line did so with […] The post RIP, Buick/Opel/Vauxhall/Holden Cascada appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Autos, Convertibles, Opel, Buick, Chevrolet Cruze, Buick Cascada, Cascada, News Blog, Buick Opel Vauxhall Holden Cascada


The best convertibles of 2019

The drop-top segment in the United States is shrinking, but there are still a few great options to choose from. From high performance to off road, to luxury, we've got you covered. Here are the five best convertibles you can buy today. The post The best convertibles of 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, United States, Buying Guides, Convertibles, Mazda Miata, Jeep Wrangler, Chevrolet Corvette, Audi A3, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Best Of Everything


Nissan 370Z Roadster Bound for the Chopping Block

Almost exactly a decade after the 370Z went on sale in North America, Nissan has confirmed that the convertible version of the aging sports coupe will disappear from the company’s lineup after the 2019 model year. News of the discontinuation comes as anticipation builds (it’s had a long time to build) for a next-generation Z […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, North America, Nissan, Convertibles, News Blog, Product Planning, Nissan 370Z, 370Z, Discontinuation


Bentley’s 542-horsepower Continental GT V8 is the best kind of downsizing

The Bentley Continental GT V8 has fewer cylinders than its W12 sibling, but Bentley expects it to offer better gas mileage and more agile handling. The V8's top speed of 198 mph is also pretty darn fast. The post Bentley’s 542-horsepower Continental GT V8 is the best kind of downsizing appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Bentley, Continental, Convertibles, Bentley Continental, Coupes, Bentley Continental Gt


2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder revealed ahead of 2019 Geneva Motor Show

The 2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder gets the same suite of tech features and 640-horsepower V10 engine as the recently launched Huracán Evo coupe. The Spyder will make its public debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March. The post 2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder revealed ahead of 2019 Geneva Motor Show appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Supercars, Geneva Motor Show, Convertibles, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini, Huracan Evo, 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder


2020 Bentley Continental GT convertible first drive review

The redesigned 2020 Bentley Continental GT convertible packs a 626-horsepower twin-turbo W12 engine, updated tech features, and one of the nicest interiors money can buy. It’s everything you expect a true luxury car to be. The post 2020 Bentley Continental GT convertible first drive review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Bentley, Convertibles, Bentley Continental, Bentley Continental Gt