The Queen wants a classic convertible

Patrick

Overthinking the draft from the basement already
Staff member
#1
My spouse would like to replace the Geo Metro Convertible with a roadster from
the late 1950s, through 60s - maybe a little later. no need for matching numbers,
and restomod would be great. can need paint and a little work, but not something from the farm field.

i was thinking jag xk! but too $$$ and she says it is too 'burly'

currently she likes the look of

Nash-Healy (1951 version) - i'd imagine these are impossible to find, and way too much $$$
Fiat 124
356b (Replica seems reasonable?)
Karmann Ghia (for example only)
Corvair (no, just no)
MGB
TR4/TR5 (maybe)
56-62 Corvette - now we are talking - drop in a 327 with a modern transmission....i can dream.
Amphicar 770 - :dead:

what else is in this class of car ?
Where would you source it?

what she doesn't want:
Muscle
Pony
Anything that the governor and his family would use in a parade
Street Rod (when can i start the hemi t-bucket project?)
wheel base of the TR7 and Bronco 2 are similar (bronco 9" longer) - how about an off-road TR7 with 12" of lift?

Thoughts? Pictures?
 

Patrick

Overthinking the draft from the basement already
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#11
As a former British car nut, I would suggest a Boxster. Too many hours spent on MG and Triumph and Jags. Porsche makes great cars.
I like the boxster - she isn't fond of the porsche nose....i'll send her a couple pics of the early 2000s version.

the one thing about the early cars is if i can get the parts, i can fix it. Assuming i don't have to weld a frame, but we have people for that!!!
 

JerseyPete

Well-Known Member
#15
I like the boxster - she isn't fond of the porsche nose....i'll send her a couple pics of the early 2000s version.

the one thing about the early cars is if i can get the parts, i can fix it. Assuming i don't have to weld a frame, but we have people for that!!!
I used to be an MG nut. I will PM you a list of things that you should know before hand. If she really wants one, 1972 is one of the better years.
 

Patrick

Overthinking the draft from the basement already
Staff member
#17
What? Ours is 26 years old, 130,000mi, i replaced the top, timing belt, and the air filter every spring cause the mice steal it.
it currently has a parasitic draw problem....almost .5 amps, on the list of things to fix. oh, and it is that color too!
Can't find the pic of @mattybfat in it....
46mpg - maybe @THATmanMANNY would like to buy it?