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Sweet springtime convertibles offered on the AutoHunter auction site

A variety of convertibles for warmer weather

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Spring has sprung and the time is right for removing your top, your convertible top, that is. AutoHunter – the online auction site driven by ClassicCars.com – has a few select droptop examples ranging from cool sports cars to a vintage luxury cruiser, any of which could be enjoyed al fresco on a clear-blue day or on a pleasant evening under the stars.

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

One of 1,800 built, the Caddy is powered by a 365cid V8 with dual 4-barrel carburetors backed by a 4-speed Hydra-Matic transmission. The striking convertible has been totally restored, with supporting documents included, and finished in Olympic White with a black convertible top and a black-leather interior.

This Eldorado model year had a beautiful tailfin and taillight treatment, which looks especially good on a convertible. This Eldo looks like it’s had all of its lavish chrome polished, and the car sparkles like a jewel.

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1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III

From the final year of one of the most-beloved British sports cars, this Healey looks very clean and well-maintained. It benefits from a photo-documented ground-up restoration, the seller says, with newer upholstery, rebuilt carburetors, a new exhaust system and replacement brakes. It’s powered by an “overhauled” 2.9-liter C-Series inline-6 paired with a rebuilt 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

The Healey is finished in two-tone Blue Metallic and Ivory over a black vinyl interior, and rides on 15-inch wire wheels. 

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2000 Chevrolet Corvette

The Canadian-market Corvette convertible is presented in original condition with just 28,800 kilometers (17,900 miles) on its odometer.  Powered by a 350cid LS1 V8, rated at 345 horsepower, with a 4-speed automatic transmission, the Corvette is fully equipped and finished in Black with matching top and leather interior.

Premium features include Active Handling, power windows, power door locks, heated power mirrors, a rear defroster, cruise control, anti-theft alarm system and a factory Bose AM/FM/CD audio system.

autohunter, Sweet springtime convertibles offered on the AutoHunter auction site, ClassicCars.com Journal

2004 Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet

This turbocharged 996, as the 911 model is known internally, is according to the seller “an accident-free, unmodified all-wheel-drive sports coupe outfitted with $31,000 in upgrades including an X50 turbo power kit, heated front seats, an aluminum shift lever, aluminum instrument dials, and more.

Prodigious power is provided by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter flat-6 paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. Finished in Arctic Silver Metallic with a full matte gray wrap over a black leather interior, the Porsche has a power-operated retractable soft top, upgraded 19-inch alloy wheels and a modern Kenwood Bluetooth stereo.

autohunter, Sweet springtime convertibles offered on the AutoHunter auction site, ClassicCars.com Journal

1987 Chrysler LeBaron Premium convertible

Those on a budget seeking some fresh top-down driving should appreciate this clean-looking LeBaron that sports a new white paint job and a gutsy turbocharged 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine with a 4-speed automatic transaxle.  The Chrysler was sold in Georgia and has resided in the same area since new, the seller says.

With a new power top over a blue leather interior, the LeBaron includes such premium features as woodgrain trim, a newer audio system with CD player, power locks/mirrors/window and voice alerts.

These are just a few of the current offerings being auctioned online on AutoHunter.  To view more, with the AutoHunter website.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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