Whether you're a sports car enthusiast, someone who really digs muscle cars, or you're a fan of what's happening with trucks and SUVs, there is one universal thing that we can all agree on – convertibles look fantastic. It's so strange that something as simple as "removing the roof" from an automobile can turn it into a classier, sportier, version of itself.
But some convertibles look even better than others and there are a select few that can be classified as awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping. So, we scoured the web to find a group of convertibles that are visually stunning and truly unique.
Here are the 10 Most Photogenic Convertibles Ever Made.
10 Jaguar XK12o
Most convertibles are stunning in their own right, there is just something so alluring about a car that's missing its roof. Because of this, we knew we wanted to start this list off with a bang and offer up a convertible like no other.
Enter the Jaguar Xk120. Not only is this car the personification of British beauty but it's absolutely gorgeous. The regal body-type and old-world charm combine to craft a truly unique and inspired design. This is the type of retro convertible we would love to see a modern remake of.
9 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
From old school to the new age (but keeping a cool British Spy aesthetic for now), we have the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. If that seems like a mouthful, it's because this car has a lot to offer packed into its sleek bullet-shaped package.
If the stellar design and luxurious lines don't get you, then the mighty roar of its immensely powerful V12 engine should get your attention. Well, that, and the fact that it's easily one of the sharpest convertibles ever produced. Be prepared to pay, though. Its $200,000 price tag is as jaw-dropping as its look.
8 Lincoln Continental
The Continental line has been floating around the car world since way back in 1939. It's seen a variety of changes to its body style and overall look but Lincoln managed to create the perfect storm in the 1960s. Their introduction of the long-body and shark-fin-like rear flares was eye-catching and completely amplified as a convertible.
It was one of the first "modern" drop-tops at the time and came complete with a powerful V8 engine. It wasn't just fun to look at, it was a blast to drive, and still holds up against today's convertibles.
7 Pagani Zonda Roadster
Looking for something a little more exotic? This over-the-top design from Pagani (the lesser-known of the major Italian-manufacturers) will cure your exotic itch and then some. The design is outright wild, featuring headlights that are spider-like and a body style that rolls like ocean waves. This convertible doesn't just turn heads, it demands attention, and is easily spotted in any crowd.
You'll need a hefty pocketbook if you want your own since these bad boys start at $1.4 million.
6 Chevrolet Corvette
If there is one car on this list that manages to encapsulate the look and feel of 1950s Americana, it's this 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. You could close your eyes and picture this gorgeous vehicle at any local Drive-In. The Corvette name is enough to give this particular ride its own reputation but the visual design is what truly stands out among other vehicles from the same era.
The curved flares, the accompanying miniature headlights, the slightly wrapped window, all of it combines to create a visual experience like no other at the time. Iconic and classic.
5 Mazda MX5 Miata
You can't talk about a list of the greatest convertibles without including one of the most widely known and owned brands to ever grace a roadway. The Mazda Miata began production in 1989 and for a while remained relatively unchanged. This is a classic example of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Mazda knew they'd struck paydirt with their iconic convertible design and kept things as shipshape as possible into the future.
Even if you're not a convertible or vehicle enthusiast, you've likely seen one of these cars on the road.
4 The MGB
The USA wasn't the only country that housed muscle cars and sporty convertibles in the 60s. Great Britain had its own stellar design with the MGB, a car produced by the now-defunct British Motor Corporation. The company may not have made it past 1968 (they merged with another auto producer) but the gift they left convertible enthusiasts was more than enough to make their mark on the world.
In fact, the MGB is what originally inspired Japan to produce the Mazda Miata. This wasn't just a locally-beloved sports car, it was a globally adored icon.
3 Mini Cooper
There were a massive amount of cars to look at for this list. Many are timeless classics, a few are extravagant luxury cars, and all of them are jaw-droppingly beautiful. That's why the Mini Cooper deserves a spot on this list. It may not be the fastest car around, and it's definitely in a price point that is affordable to a larger audience, but there is no denying that the Mini Cooper has a wonderfully distinct style that is eye-catching and head-turning.
This is especially true for the convertible, which takes an already interesting design and cranks the dial to eleven.
2 Gibbs Aquada
All of the vehicles featured on this list are eye-candy but the Gibbs Aquada will have passerby snapping photos for another reason. Not only does this sports car have that slick convertible look, but it doubles as a high-speed amphibious vehicle.
Chalk this up as the only vehicle on this list to look good on both land AND sea. We applaud the creator for managing to craft an amphibious car that looks so good, we wouldn't care if it ever touched the water.
1 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
We wanted to end this list with something special. A convertible that manages to tick all the appropriate boxes for what makes a vehicle truly extraordinary. The 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider is the absolute personification of special, concerning convertibles. This absolutely gorgeous design is so sought after, so beloved, and so rare, that some people are willing to pay over 6 million dollars just to get their hands on one.
There are said to only be around 50 of these immaculate convertibles in existence.