That’s a ’40 LaSalle Convertible Series 52 that was at Streetside Classics Tampa in July of 2019. LaSalle was a luxury car manufacturer owned by Cadillac that lasted from 1927 to 1940. The engine is a 5.3 liter V8 that produces 130 horsepower. The transmission is a 3-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 15.5 seconds.
This is a ’96 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Convertible that was at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The Mitsubishi 3000GT/GTO is a sports car that was made between 1990 and 2000. The engine is a 3 liter twin turbo V6 that produces 320 horsepower and 315 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of 160 mph. A total of 1,034 3000GT VR-4 Convertibles were made. Only 84 were made in 1996, and this is one of the 38 that came in Caracas Red. This 3000GT was auctioned off for $30,250.
This is a 2019 Corvette ZR1 Convertible that was at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. It’s from the C7 series, which has been in production since 2013 (the first model year was 2014). The ZR1 was unveiled at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show, and the convertible version was unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The engine is the LT5, which is a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 that produces 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 7-speed manual. This car weighs 3,583 pounds since the chassis is an aluminum spaceframe. The front splitter and rear spoiler are carbon fiber. This car does 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 211 mph. The starting price of the ZR1 Convertible is $126,495.
Today’s car of the day is this ’57 BMW Isetta Convertible that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The BMW Isetta is a subcompact that was made between 1955 and 1962. The engine is a 0.3 liter single cylinder engine that produces 13 horsepower and 14 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 4-speed manual. This car has a top speed of 54 mph. This car weighs 1,323 pounds. This Isetta sold for $57,200.