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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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Rover 200 Cabriolet

The R8-series Rover 200 that ran from 1989 to ’95 saw the launch of a soft-top during the second half of its career – which means early versions had the original plain-looking ‘face’, usurped in 1993 for the modified front complete with chrome Rover front grille and a more upmarket image.

Available in 214 and 216 guides depending on how much power the buyer required, this mid-size Rover Cabriolet sat above the soft-top Mini and Metro in the line-up, and proved a popular buy throughout the early ’90s. Nowadays it’s something of a modern-classic bargain.


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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