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Old 03-07-2019, 08:24 PM
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Default Classic European 4-seater convertible ideas ???

Looking to buy a classic convertible for weekend cruiser with the family. Originally wanted a 1989 Speedster or 356 cab until I realized neither had rear seats. Time for plan B. Now that I actually started looking, options seem pretty limited out there. Not looking for a concourse car. Want a driver which retains more of its originality. Anyone got any ideas?

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There's always the Beetle. The Mustang is probably the best overall choice for a weekend car.

How about a Benz 280 SE 3.5?

AH is pretty, but agricultural. Plus, Lucas. Triumph Stag fits the bill, but you will never find a more wretched hive of bad engineering (ask me how I know).

Lancia Flavia cabrio is pretty. Ferrari Mondial maybe too late?

Then there are the crazy $: Lancia B50. Facel Vega. Mmmm, Facel Vega...

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'60s midsize convertible or Mustang. Saw a nice late '50s Tbird cab on BAT. Always seem to be a couple of '60s midsize for sale at local car shows too.

Late '60s pre '74 midsize American cars make great weekend cruisers. Ask Mulligan….
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European, 280 SE. 'nough said.
Merican, 60's Caddy or Continental with suicide door. Chain and blond are must.
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Here you go:

https://www.cars.com/for-sale/search...Vehicles=false
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European, 280 SE. 'nough said.
Merican, 60's Caddy or Continental with suicide door. Chain and blond are must.
Looked at them, but want something smaller/sportier

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Lancia Flavia cabrio is pretty. Ferrari Mondial maybe too late?
Didnt realize Mondial fit four. Thanks
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Re: Mondial, yes they seat 4, look into the Mondial T. They are supposedly very much improved with the longitudinal engine and other updates.
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Nice choices! Not sure about 4 in an SL and I hear you on a S. I really liked the w113 I had, looked great, but not a sports car. I'd consider a 2nd gen Corvair.
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190SL or 280SE. The 190 is just one of the best looking cars ever.
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'68 VW Beetle cabriolet?





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