Mecum’s Chicago auction will be offering a unique classic Corvette which was the personal car of one of the most influential car designers in history. Harley Earl is one of the great icons of the car industry and perhaps the most influential person in American car design. He had a ground-breaking ability to understand the power of aspirational car design.
Convertible Car News: United States
Harley Earl’s Corvette Convertible goes to auction
28th September 2013
VŪHL 05 nears production
7th July 2013
While the world has no shortage of nutty trackday-ready cars, the majority of them come from small european builders (e.g. Caterham, Ariel, BAC, KTM), often leaving the selection for American drivers fairly limited. A new Mexico/Detroit based business has a solution called the VŪHL 05. VŪHL which stands for “Vehicles of Ultra-lightweight and High-performance” is […]
US Mini sales reach half a million but Roadster may be dropped
6th April 2013
Mini have sold their 500,000th car in the United States after just 11 years. Initially there were doubts that a small car could succeed in North America however the combination of premium build quality, funky styling and a fun driving experience proved a great recipe. It also paved the way for other small car successes such as the Fiat 500 and its convertible sister the Fiat 500C.
21st February 2013
It’s been a week of recalls. Most notably BMW is recalling 570,000 1 Series, 3 Series and Z4 cars across the United States and Canada due to a design problem with the battery cable connectors on the fuse box. These can apparently fail, causing power cuts that can make engines to stall whilst driving. BMW […]
Corvette Stingray Convertible accidentally leaked
18th January 2013
In what appears to be a blunder on the website of model car manufacturer Maisto, images of the yet to be released drop-top C7 Corvette Stingray Convertible were published a little too early. The model car maker was likely to have been given the secret pictures at an earlier date so that they could plan production of models to co-incide with the real cars launch.
Acura NSX Convertible premiers in The Avengers
27th April 2012
This summer’s blockbuster adaptation of Marvel’s comic book The Avengers is sure to be a big hit not only with kids but also car fans with one of its stars being a unique Acura Convertible sports car.
Jaguar XKR-S Convertible to launch in LA
12th November 2011
Jaguar has confirmed that the rumoured Jaguar XKR-S Convertible will be first unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16th 2011. The Jaguar XK Convertible is a handsome tourer with great handling, smooth power delivery with a great sound. In comparison the XKR-S looses its upmarket composure for a new raw edge.
2013 Dodge Viper being tested
29th October 2011
The new 2013 Dodge Viper has been spotted being tested on several occasions with the front end heavily disguised. The new Viper is said to be an all new car with development assistance from within the Fiat alliance.