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The 5 at 5 Keep cool with the hood down in one of these classics.

WANT TO STAND out from the automotive crowd and own a piece of automotive history? Then why not buy a car that tells a story of bygone years? Owning a piece of automotive history can bring a lot of motoring pleasure and admiring glances, especially if it is a covetable convertible.

We’ve rounded up some cool classic convertibles, from the dream car to the (slightly more) affordable.

Under €40k

1960 Austin Healey 3000, €38,250

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The Austin Healey 3000 is a British sports car that was built from 1959 to 1967. This is a two-seat 1960 BN7 MkI model, of which only 2,825 were made. It is powered by a 3.0-litre petrol engine and features a folding plastic roof on a light demountable frame with detachable side screens holding sliding perspex panels. This is a gorgeous project ready to be taken on by a classic car enthusiast.

Under €20k

1977 Volkswagen Beetle, €19,950

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Go bananas in this rare Karmann-built convertible Volkswagen Bug. It is such an icon of the automotive world that it has been the main star of six Hollywood movies! This car is the Type 1303 LS – it is known as the Super Beetle and it really does live up to its name, especially in the looks department.

In fact, this is a prize winning car – it scored 131 out of 140 points at the Stanford Hall VW Cabrio Festival which saw it take first place.

Under €15k

1967 Morris Minor Convertible, €12,500

DoneDeal DoneDeal

The Morris Minor Convertible represents the ultimate cool British tourer for many classic car enthusiasts. This beautiful 1967 model looks resplendent in its Trafalgar Blue coat – how terribly British – and it has its original interior. The car comes with plenty of documentation detailing MOT tests and other work done, including its new hood.

Under €10k

1970 Cadillac DeVille Convertible, €8,750

DoneDeal DoneDeal

In 1970, Cadillac was the top selling luxury car in America. It was also the last year the DeVille was offered as a convertible. But now you can now own a piece of Americana motoring history with this triple black two-door convertible DeVille.

At nearly six metres long you get a lot of car for your money – plus due to it being a classic it is NCT exempt, costs just €56 to tax each year and qualifies for classic insurance.

Under €5k

1977 MG Midget, €3,950

DoneDeal DoneDeal

This beautiful convertible is a small two-seater sports car produced by MG from 1961 to 1979. This is a 1977 MG Midget 1500 model and is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine sourced from the Triumph Spitfire mated to a modified Morris Marina manual gearbox. Nothing can really compete with a proper British roadster from the seventies when it comes to cool classic style.

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