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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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Alfa Romeo Spider

The 1995-2006 Spider had nothing in common with its classic namesake of the ’60s and ’70s, this latest version boasting modern new styling, a front-drive layout and a choice of 2.0 Twin Spark or 3.0 V6 powerplants. And whilst later versions can still command up to £5000, a Spider from the mid to late ’90s can be yours for £1500 or less

That’s not a lot of money to pay for an Italian thoroughbred offering great performance and a superb soundtrack. Just make sure you pick one that’s been well looked after and comes with plenty of history.


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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