I’m with the VW’s. Love the bugs. Collectable, easy to work on & tons of parts.
I have a 1986 560 SL. It’s an awesome car !
I have found that the 71 - 73 Mustang convertible is reasonable priced car. I have 5 and were bought off ebay or cl so not a hidden jewel. I drive this one a California car with not rust, 351, auto, air, PDB, PS, tilt, console, convenience group, decor group, original paint and interior. Got a top 20 award at the last show. After shipping across the U.S. had about $8,500 in it. I did clean and detail it but came with the tires and wheels on it now.
But if you really want to stand out from the crowd how about a 1991 Nissan Figaro like mine. If you look hard enough you can find a really nice one for well under 20K.
I have been offered about $25K for my '69, but I have seen both Camaros and Firebirds in decent shape for less
I’ve noticed something about many articles highlighting cars on Haggarty. As the heading says, “You can score these 6 convertibles for under $20,000.” And there have been other articles highlighting a limited number of automobiles with certain attributes or in a price range that I refer about. In posts somebody always askes, “Well what about …………” These articles have limited space and can only note the few the author chooses. Sure, there are others and I agree, often better examples, but not all can be highlighted. If an article becomes too long it gets boring. I’m really not trying to criticize so please continue with comments since I also enjoy reading about readers’ choices or their personal cars that fall into the given category. I don’t always agree with the authors’ choices and like others, I might agree or disagree with the readers’ choices about noteworthy cars but I still enjoy reading about them.
My daughter bought a 2007 Saturn Vue in good shape for $1400 and she loves it. Admittedly she got a fantastic deal on it since the owner needed cash and was desperate to sell it.
Old Fiat Spider
For once a list that I can’t find fault with. And a nice Cadillac Allante sold on one of the TV auction shows a few weeks ago for $1,500. I bet the owner was kicking himself for selling it “no reserve.”
You guys are going to think this is dopey, but how about a Chrysler LeBaron T&C convertible, the one with the woody sides? About 10k for a pretty nice one and not many made survived. I bet they are going to be cult classics.
Runs on rails for less than 20K
No one mentioned the Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible.
Who needs $20K. We just bought our 2005 PT Cruiser GT convertible with the HO turbo engine and 17" alloy wheels for only $4250. Needed a little work, but not a problem for a car guy.
A real fun car to drive for little dough.
Here is one I sold a few years ago for around $15K. Still buy them all day long for about that much.
This was scored less than $20g and fun to drive. 1000 made in 94 and the only way to get a Cobra convertible in 94.