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The 5 at 5 These open-top vintage motors are perfect for when the weather gets a wee bit warmer.

CONVERTIBLES ARE SEXY, and beautiful, and not at all practical in Ireland… but who cares? They are so desirable, and a vintage soft-top just adds to the want factor and curb appeal.

Furthermore, you don’t need to break the bank to afford one.

We’ve rounded up some of the best vintage convertibles on offer, from the top-end dream car to the (slightly more) affordable.

Under €25k

1966 Ford Mustang Convertible, €21,900

Done Deal Done Deal

The Ford Mustang is one of the coolest and most iconic cars ever built. But the rag top roof just turns the cool factor up to eleven. This car is in excellent condition and the transmission has been rebuilt and is still under warranty.

Under €10k

1970 Cadillac De Ville, €9,999

Done Deal Done Deal

Cadillac’s slogan was the ’Standard of the World’, and in 1970 Cadillac was the top selling luxury car in America. However, it was also the last year the De Ville ever offered the convertible body style. Now you too can now own a piece of Americana motoring luxury with this triple black model.

Under €9k

1974 Mercedes-Benz SL, €8,950

Done Deal Done Deal

The Mercedes-Benz SL is synonymous with glamour. The term SL stands for Sportlich-Leicht or Sport Lightweight, which hints at is sporty characteristics. This particular model is the SL 350 and is powered by a 3.5-litre V8 petrol engine and it looks great in this classic red metallic paint and tan leather interior combination.

Under €7k

1969 Fiat 500, €6,800

Done Deal Done Deal

This car is undeniably cute and full of personality and style, as you would expect from an Italian make. This model has a striking red leather interior and immaculate black fabric folding roof. Driving this Cinquecento is sure to give you la dolce vita.

Under €6K

1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, €5,950

Done Deal Done Deal

This 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible by Karmann is gorgeous in its blue metallic paint and contrasting white soft top and white interior. It is in great running order and these convertible Bugs are so iconic and irresistible.