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OPEN-AIR EXPERIENCE: The Allure of Convertibles

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INAUGURAL 2023 NEW ORLEANS AUCTION – 1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE

Whether you refer to them as cabriolets, roadsters, drop-tops, soft-tops, spiders or spyders, there’s no denying the magnetic allure of convertibles. These automotive gems possess an unmatched ability to captivate attention and elevate the driving experience to new heights. With the simple push of a button or the manual release of a latch, these beauties transform to embrace the open sky, beckoning both driver and passerby to relish the freedom of the road.

The wind in your hair, the sun on your face – every journey becomes an adventure. The convertible’s design embodies a harmonious blend of aesthetics and engineering, a fusion that turns mere transportation into a visceral connection with the road.

Feast your eyes on this selection of convertibles, all selling with No Reserve at the inaugural 2023 New Orleans Auction, September 28-30, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE
Pictured above, this 1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SEb convertible was professionally restored. Original California Black Plate car, powered by its original, rebuilt 2.2-liter SOHC inline 6-cylinder engine with Bosch fuel injection mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. Completely restored interior.

1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 283/245 CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE
Powered by a 283/245hp V8 engine with dual-quad carburetors and 4-speed manual transmission. One of 1,340 in Tuxedo Black for 1961 with black coves and black interior. NCRS two-time Top Flight award-winner; includes a binder of receipts and owner history.

1949 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE

Powered by the original 331ci V8 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Professionally restored. Interior sourced using leading interior designer Jenkins Interiors. 1949 was the first year of the overhead-valve 331ci V8 engine.

1970 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 454/390 CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE

Matching-numbers, powered by a 454/390hp LS5 engine with an automatic transmission. Air conditioning, power brakes, power steering and power windows. NCRS Shipping Data Report, owner’s manual and service records. 22,738 miles (title reads exempt).

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: OPEN-AIR EXPERIENCE: The Allure of Convertibles
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Published Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2023 18:32:30 +0000

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