Convertible classics are king
Image: Nick Young 2008
Classic cars with convertible roofs are considered to be the most valuable and desirable on the market, according to one dealer.
Canadian enthusiast and garage owner, Al Webster, has explained that when restoring a vintage vehicle and then putting it up for sale, the convertible classic cars can fetch as much as four times more than their hard top equivalents.
Mr Webster restored a Mercury convertible built in 1949 recently and attempted to auction it off but was not satisfied with the $85,000 the car attracted, confident that he can make more from such a fine example.
He also says that pickup trucks are particularly popular and saleable on the North American market, while, surprisingly, he sees muscle cars as a less secure bet for people who want to restore vintage vehicles in order to indulge their passion and make a profit.
Experts agree that the collectability of many classic convertibles far exceeds that of the same model finished with a hardtop roof.