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Top 10: £1500 convertibles to buy in 2021

Summer’s just about here, which means the days are getting longer, temperatures are rising and every classic enthusiast’s thoughts turn to carefree open-top motoring. Well, that’s certainly the case with many of us. But what happens if you fancy some soft-top classic action but your funds are severely restricted?

Don’t worry because there are still plenty of options available to you. Okay, you might not be able to stretch to that immaculate MGB or Vitesse Convertible you’ve always fancied, but even with a budget of as little as £1500 you can get to enjoy some wind-in-the-hair fun. Check out our ten top recommendations.

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The MGF is one of the most significant MG-badged models of the last thirty years, being the brand’s first mid-engined roadster as well as the car that brought MG back with a bang. And yet the MGF is also one of today’s biggest open-top bargains, despite having a loyal following from both enthusiasts and specialists alike.

With 118-143bhp on tap, the MGF’s performance came from a 1796cc version of Rover’s K-series engine. Watch out for head gasket issues and signs of general neglect; then simply enjoy the fact that £1500 still buys a two-seater sportster in decent nick.


Robert McMullen    on 30 May 2017

Great car - but what about spares availability?

OllyCiroen    on 31 May 2017

No Z3?

G barry Higgs    on 6 June 2017

I regained 20 years of youth when I bought my copper red 2.0i, love it. It sticks to the road like glue. There's no better feeling than having the wind in your hair and a responsive pedal under the right foot.
No problem with spares or repairs, because of the number of these cars out there the prices stay low.

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