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Popular Convertible Cars of the Sixties and Seventies

The open and a convertible car is a common dream and theme, and the convertible cars of the 60s and 70s can you live that dream. car collectors are attracted to different and even different eras of but there are a good number of convertibles that were in those decades.


Coming from the Roadmaster and Limited (Electra 225) 1961 was the final model for the Electra. The Electra 225 continued 1961, though. The Electra 225 was that name because it had an length of 225 inches. That earned it the nickname deuce and a

Buick Wildcat

While had used the name Wildcat for cars over the years, introduced the Wildcat in 1962 as of their Invicta model. The version, though, was its own model

Cadillac DeVille

1965 was the year that a Cadillac convertible was offered. That it especially interesting to collectors. Of the Cadillac name plate has an all its own, too. There are who are really attached to Cadillacs and then is an especially important and specimen. Falling near the end of the DeVille’s 4th generation, the vehicle the luxury car. Convertible added a top down cruising of freedom.

The 1969 DeVille was a inch long convertible featured a 472 cu. inch V8 engine 375 hp and 3-speed transmission. It had a wheelbase of inches and sharp angled It also complied to the new federal and emission legislation.

The 1970 was a very popular convertible With its 3-speed automatic and an 8.0 Liter V8 engine power with 340 hp, it found many and remained a pillar-less hard car until 1973. This is a very popular classic car and is seen at exhibitions and road

Cadillac Eldorado

With a exterior that was an improved of its previous model and other made to comply with the newly laid federal norms, the 1970 Eldorado the 8.2 Liter V8 engine, power with 400 hp. The handling of this was praiseworthy. This was the most convertible in its time and the model in vogue until 1975.

The instrument cluster starting the 1974 model had a modern The ultimate in American personal car at the time, the Eldorado convertible that luxury sort of and mindset with the freedom of top driving.

Chevrolet Impala SS

convertible had a 427 V8 engine, 390 bhp at 5,400 460 lbs-ft at 3,600 rpm, and new bulge fender lines. In 2,455 copies were by Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Camaro

was the first year that the was available, and that makes the Camaro convertible even collectible than a lot of others. The Camaro convertible was still in the generation of Camaros, making it appealing for a lot of collectors.

The 1969 was a 2-door, rear wheel front engine convertible inspired the design of the fifth Camaro. The grille had deeply set that gave the car an aggressive

The 1975 Camaro convertible was on the 1970 redesign of the Camaro. the second generation of the vehicle it was design that persisted the first part of the 1980s.


1966 saw a totally Chevelle. As is generally the case, year models of a new style on a car have more lasting than some of the other making this a definite item.

While the 1967 had only minor redesign from the previous year, it had the of a number of new safety features. makes it a popular model for

While the 1971 Chevelle—like all Motors cars at the time—had compression than the earlier (and therefore lower to meet tightening emission the Chevelle SS convertible was still a model and remains popular collectors today.


Despite a campaign that was to label the Corvair as unsafe, still love the Corvair. It alone as a rear engine from a major American Many are still enraptured by the of the vehicle and it remains quite

Chevrolet Corvette

It doesn’t seem possible to separate the from the American consciousness or the of collectible cars. For that no matter what the year, if was a Corvette in production, it should the list. The 1961 Corvette had a redesigned tail half. debut years of any car are generally popular with collectors.

If you can a 1966 convertible with the big engine, you’ve got a real That 427 cubic inch was introduced with the 1966 making this a collectible collectibles.

1968 saw the introduction of the design of Corvettes. Whenever you about the first year or the year of a specific design, you it will be more collectible other years.

The 1967 was the last year in the second of Corvette. That makes one even more attractive some of the others.

The 1975 convertible is especially interesting it was the last year they a convertible model until the half of the 1980s.

For any year, remain sought after items—and the convertibles in many are even more so.


Another car that had a full with the 1961 model the Impala has always been with collectors.

In 1963 the was Chevrolet’s top of the line car. The popular version of the Impala collectors is the ’63, but the 1964 convertible is similar to that design, but has some cosmetic here and there.

The 1965 of Chevy Impala was a fully car. It also, to this holds an industry wide of selling more units any other. Of course, of that even fewer were that although this is a car it is still quite collectible.

The 1966 Impala was the last before the new Coke bottle redesign, making it a more version than some of the

The Chevrolet Impala was still best selling car in 1967. The was the second best selling one in the States (just behind the

The 1969 two-door convertible SS was available only as a Z24 package, a 427 cu. inch 7.0 L inline V8 engine. a collector’s item and very to find. It had standard front disc brakes and 15-inch and was mechanically better than models.

Chrysler 300

The 1969 300 had a 440Cl-350HP V8 engine, power brakes and door locks, air a power convertible top and 3-speed Only 1,933 such were produced by Chrysler.


The Challenger (Dodge’s to the Mustang and Camaro) was only as a convertible for two years—1970 and 1971—making cars sought after

Dodge Dart Convertible

The was Dodge’s compact vehicle. It had a redesign in 1963 and the 1964 (like its predecessor) was available as a

Ford Falcon Convertible

The Falcon was the predecessor of the Mustang in fact, the Mustang was designed on car. It was a popular car in its day and while it hold up in terms of sales the Mustang, it is still a prized

1964 saw a redesigned Ford a style that was meant to be modern, but it was quickly overshadowed by the

Ford Mustang

The Ford is nearly as iconic as the Corvette. there is no 1964 Ford First introduced with the ½ model year, the Ford had some minor changes in its full year of production. It shared a lot with both the and the Fairlane. These early are some of the most highly For many collectors, it is the only Mustang.

By 1966 the Ford convertible had become the best convertible in the United States. cars are still very The 1968 Ford Mustang was within the prized first of Mustangs, making it stand than many.

The 1971 Mustang represented a It was definitely heavier than models, a bone of contention for Mustang fans, but it was still a car. The convertible was (and is) perhaps even more than the hard top.

The new of the Ford Mustang in 1974 had a return to a smaller version of the but new emission standards and a desire for efficiency also brought a in power. Still, the 1975 (the same design) is with collectors as all Mustangs

Ford Thunderbird

The first to feature the new, bullet-like the 1961 Thunderbird also a 390 cubic inch eight-cylinder standard.

By 1963, the Thunderbird was at the end of its generation, having been in 1961. All Thunderbirds have an to classic car collectors—the convertible the ’63 model year no exception.

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The 1966 Thunderbird saw fairly drastic design These two things combine to more appeal to collectors.

Torino GT

The Torino GT was one of the late in the convertible market in 1970, but on to become one of the very popular cars. These vehicles sleek, spacious and provided a comfortable drive. With a linear style speedometer, the two convertibles had the luxury of a DirectAire system. Bucket seats high backs were a feature for all cars. The V8 models also equipped with a style tachometer.


The Mercury Comet was originally as an Edsel and while that had gone extinct, the Comet out as a Mercury in 1960. Still, it actually bear a Mercury plate until 1962. was the first year in which offered a convertible version, definite appeal for collectors.


A car, the MGB was a roadster. The 1975 like the rest of the line has its and followers. It was definitely one of the smaller on US roads at the time. When you that there was a move at the time towards smaller that says a lot.

Oldsmobile 442

This muscle car its debut in 1964. That the 1964 convertible one of the more versions of the Oldsmobile 442. an option package on two of Oldsmobile’s vehicles, 1968 was the debut of the car as its own As always, first years of new have a higher appeal to

Plymouth Barracuda

1964 was the year for the second generation of Fury. First and last of a specific design are often collectible than the middle

Plymouth GTX

The Plymouth GTX debuted in as the Belvedere GTX. It was billed as a muscle car. The GTX was the top of the line upon its introduction.


The Pontiac Firebird shared a lot of and designs with the Camaro. It was a popular vehicle, too. years are nearly always with car collectors, and 1967 was the year that the Pontiac was available.

Pontiac GTO

At first the GTO was an option package for the LeMans. was the case for the 1964 Pontiac known as GTO. It was the first for that distinction, making it collectible. Part of the Tempest the GTO had some design revisions for the model year. GTO’s (or as they are affectionately called) always been popular collectors.

The 1966 Pontiac GTO was from the previous year to in that Coke bottle That makes this a collectible car than a lot of others.

The version of the GTO had several design from the previous year’s That, and the fact that were only about convertibles manufactured, makes it a choice for collectors.

Always a among car enthusiasts, the 1968 GTO a design change from the year. As such the car (and the convertible version) is quite

The 1969 GTO Convertible was a powerhouse a 400 cid OHV 16-Valve V8 engine, which 350 hp with automatic transmission. features included hideaway 4 speed gearbox, front disc brakes and dual Pontiac also introduced the model in the same year. The had a 400 cid RAM Air V8 engine, hood mounted and black textured grills.

Although the 1971 GTO, the rest of General Motors’ that year, had a lower (and therefore lower power), they made a small number of GTO’s. makes it quite rare the convertible) and quite collectible.


For the 1961 and 1962 years, LeMans was the top of the line of the Pontiac Tempest model. the 1963 edition it became a all its own. That, in a way, the ’63 edition its debut For that reason it generates a bit of interest for enthusiasts.


Perhaps not the high profile that the Firebird and GTO are, the has been a popular one with nonetheless. 1968 was a redesign for the Tempest, bringing an added for enthusiasts.

Shelby Convertible

The Shelby Convertible is an extremely car from the period. Also as the AC Cobra or the Shelby Cobra, the model was the first year British sports car used an built using Chrysler

Shelby Mustang GT500

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