Hardtop convertibles are spreading like wildfire. In the modern era of carmaking, Mercedes-Benz and Peugeot started the trend with their two smallest convertibles. The trend has pushed past trendy and is now de rigeur. Ford's Euro-Focus has, in its model lineup, a hardtop cabrio. Peugeot and Renault both offer hardtops. Daihatsu has made the Copen, which looks to be a miniature version of the Audi TT... but with a hardtop.

BMW's next 3-series cabriolet will be covered in metal, and not cloth. Even GM has gotten into the game with their Pontiac G6 convertible. Mazda now offers a hardtop version of the venerable Miata, probably the best-packaged hardtop available. There are others, but yesterday I feasted my eyes upon one of the most, if not the most beautiful variations on the theme.

Volvo C70. Hot car. No, not the best handling convertible you can buy, not the fastest for the money, not the cheapest in its 'class'. However, the top is integrated wonderfully, the rear end has not taken on ungainly proportions, and the whole car has an aura of class that others can't match. Clean lines, nice detailing, proper proportions. Job well done by Volvo.

- This Guy Is Selling Bmw's First (e30) M3 Convertible And Last (e93) Together
If you thought that finding, a decent, original E30 BMW M3 coupe is a challenging task nowadays, try getting the convertible version. Not only was it produced in a fraction of the numbers of the hardtop (786 Convertibles vs. 16,585 Coupes), but more...

- Daihatsu Ending Copen Production With Special 10th Anniversary Edition
One of the smallest convertible models available in the market will soon be part of history, as Daihatsu has decided to cease production of its Copen roadster in August, 10 years after its introduction. Daihatsu says it has sold more than 56,000 examples...

- Rare 1965 Aston Martin Db5 Convertible Going Under The Hammer
An Aston Martin DB5 convertible from 1965, complete with an extremely rare original factory-fitted hardtop, will be auctioned off by Historics at Brooklands at its second sale of the year on 25th September. Over two years of production, from 1963 to...

- 1967 Ford Mustang With Retractable Hardtop And Lambo Doors
What you see here is a custom-made 1967 Ford Mustang with a retractable hardtop (you could also refer to it as a 'coupe-convertible') and Lamborghini-style scissor doors that has been listed for sale on eBay. According to the seller, it's...

- Retractable Hardtops In Motion - New & Old
Yesterday was more than likely the warmest day yet this summer; at least in the city where The Good Car Guy resides. The UV rays were high. The sky was a sweet blue. Clouds were few and far between. And in more than one place, convertible owners were...