Los Angeles might be the most popular town in the entire world. Situated in a state with fantastic weather, LA is full of really classy people who enjoy the more beautiful things in life. It’s also a town with a lot of classic convertibles.
On a good day, you might see a handful or more of old American classics roaring down the LA highways (or stuck in traffic). There are tons of classic car buffs in the area and LA, in particular, is home to many classic convertibles.
The sunny blue skies and beautiful ocean breeze give convertible owners the perfect excuse to fire up the old classic and take it out for a spin almost any day of the week. Even if you don’t own classic convertibles yourself, there are plenty of places you can rent one for the day, just to get the experience.
Indeed, it’s never a bad idea to go for a cruise in a classic American convertible, but which one should you choose? To help you make this decision, here are 4 classic American convertibles that would have any car buff drooling should you happen to pull up next to them at a stoplight.
1. 1957 Porsche Speedster
In 1957, Porsche released a model of its 356 line called the Speedster. It was known as the Type 2 and different from other Porches at the time. This is because it featured a four-cam engine which was previously only available on Spyder race cars. Over the last 2 decades, replicas of this classic have become extremely popular.
2. 1970 Cadillac Deville
The last of the 3rd generation of the Cadillac Deville, these classic convertibles received a facelift on its grille and had a more refined look than models of years past. It was also the single most popular model Cadillac has ever sold!
3. 1966 Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang is an iconic car, and the 1966 model is one of the best to drive. The last of the first generation of vintage Mustangs, this model features an updated emblem on its grille, and a different hood ornament as well. There were only 333 special edition models of this year produced as well if you really want to get fancy.
4. 1965 AC Cobra Tribute
To finish off the list we’ve got a Shelby convertible for you to try out. This one was a tribute to the classic AC Cobra known as the “Shelby Cobra”.
This edition was called the AC 289 sports because the Cobra name had already sold to Ford by the time this model was produced. This drop top has a gorgeous design and drives just like a classic should. A rare treat if you can find one to rent for the day!
Renting Classic Convertibles
Classic convertibles are becoming more precious as the days go by. If you happen to be in LA on a good day, it’s a great idea to look into renting one and take it for a spin. It might take you back to a simpler time when you had nothing but a steering wheel in your hands and your foot on the gas pedal.