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Way too many options to even make a choice but perhaps this one;



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+1 on the AC Cobra - small block or big block.
Would also take: 1963-67 R code Galaxie vert, Series 1 E-Type vert or earlier XK120/140 drop head.

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I don't really like convertibles, but I wouldn't mind having a new Jag F type in my driveway

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Most all the cars listed above lol. I have a few of mines (GTO, FIrebird, and Mustang). DId not see the Buick Riviera would not mind one of those also. And I love the HideAways. So many verts so many favorites lol

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I don't really like convertibles, but I wouldn't mind having a new Jag F type in my driveway

how could I have forgotten the sexiest car ever.... The Jaguar E-type


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Any year, any make, any (non-Mustang) model.

I've always liked the late-60s Pontiac Firebird 400.



How about you?
'67 Vette. 427/435 horse car with side pipes................outa our budget though.

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I have 2 Classic Mustang Convertibles.. A '65 and a '66 Convertible...

If I were to think of other nice convertibles.....Yeah sure, A 356 Porche Vert, An AC Cobra...Sure anyone would want one of those... That's almost a given..

But, I like '55-'66 T-Bird convertibles.....'64-'67 Comet convetibles...'62-'65 Falcon Convertibles...'69-'70 Cougar convertibles.. '67 Camaro or Firebird convertibles (with vent windows!)...Most Mopar Early 60's to Early 70's Convertbles....Mopar made great verts! '66-'67 Coronet verts..are some of my favorites...

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Any year, any make, any (non-Mustang) model.

I've always liked the late-60s Pontiac Firebird 400.



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Do you mean car with top that goes down? So Indy type wouldn't be considered a vert right? Several pick the AC Cobra as a favorite vert. Tho seldom seen with the folding roadster top they apparently had a folding top. Heard that Shelby first approached Chevy about putting their small block in the AC. Chevy declined not wanting direct competition for the Vette. Timing was good for use of the new Ford 260 hi po.


My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.

'68 vert. driver. Owned since Apr '78. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.
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My favorite from actual long time experience:

My 56 Ford Sunliner I bought in 62. It was diamond blue (like robin egg) exterior, with same blue and white interior. Same car featured in full page Ford magazine ads. It was loaded! 312 4bbl, duals through the bumper. Factory option fender skirts. Towne and country signal seeking radio. Power steering, power brakes and automatic. Padded dash, visors and safety belts. The car was mint when I bought it. Was my dream car in 56. That was great driving, comfortable, good handling trouble free car. In 70 the Y block 312 now had 150,000 and tired. For my Ford friends Ford= fox or repair daily:
bull ****! The automatic was never serviced, power steering no leaks no fault, no servicing, power brakes just new shoes.

In 70 I decided to mod the 56. Got a track built 312, overdrive manual trans and 3:90 rear axle and station wagon sway bar at local yard. My 56 vert was transformed from a really comfortable all around nice car to a sporty, hot driver!
I put about 50,000 on that mod til it blew in 75. That is my all time favorite vert not for looking but in reality!


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My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.

'68 vert. driver. Owned since Apr '78. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.
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My favorite from actual long time experience:

My 56 Ford Sunliner I bought in 62. It was diamond blue (like robin egg) exterior, with same blue and white interior. Same car featured in full page Ford magazine ads. It was loaded! 312 4bbl, duals through the bumper. Factory option fender skirts. Towne and country signal seeking radio. Power steering, power brakes and automatic. Padded dash, visors and safety belts. The car was mint when I bought it. Was my dream car in 56. That was great driving, comfortable, good handling trouble free car. In 70 the Y block 312 now had 150,000 and tired. For my Ford friends Ford= fox or repair daily:
bull ****! The automatic was never serviced, power steering no leaks no fault, no servicing, power brakes just new shoes.

In 70 I decided to mod the 56. Got a track built 312, overdrive manual trans and 3:90 rear axle and station wagon sway bar at local yard. My 56 vert was transformed from a really comfortable all around nice car to a sporty, hot driver!
I put about 50,000 on that mod til it blew in 75. That is my all time favorite vert not for looking but in reality!


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Also had a '56 Sunliner that I bought in 1959 while in the Navy. Red on white with a lot of chrome and the only convertible I ever owned. Had to leave it at home due to the financing arrangement which was a BIG mistake and I no longer had a car.
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My favorite from actual long time experience:

My 56 Ford Sunliner...

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Gotta admit, that's a pretty sweet ride!


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Gotta admit, that's a pretty sweet ride!

That's it except without the front guard stuff, the lower front fender stainless piece and the continental kit and the fake wire wheels.

That is the correct blue (D code) Loved that car!!


My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.

'68 vert. driver. Owned since Apr '78. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.

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Any year, any make, any (non-Mustang) model.

I've always liked the late-60s Pontiac Firebird 400.



How about you?
My first car in '83 was a 68 Firebird with a 400, miss it, wish I still had it, will have another someday soon.
looked at several at Mecum Kissimmee last week.... maybe next auction I'll pull the trigger

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