From the Archive: 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible | 2013 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach

This is a ’68 Shelby GT500 Convertible that was at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the second phase of the first generation of the Mustang, which was made between August of 1966 and August of 1968 (model years between 1967 and 1968). The engine is a 7 liter Cobra Jet V8 that produces 335 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed automatic. Only 402 Shelby GT500 Convertibles were made in 1968. This Shelby was auctioned off for $330,000.

2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible | Rolls-Royce Tampa Bay (January 2020)

This is a 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible that was at Rolls-Royce Tampa Bay in January of 2020. The Bentley Continental GT is a supercar that’s been in production since 2003. This is from the third generation, which was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, and has been in production since 2018. The engine is a 6 liter twin turbo W12 that produces 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is an 8-speed automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 207 mph. This car weighs 5,322 pounds since the body panels are aluminum and composite, and the chassis is a steel and aluminum monocoque. The starting price of the Continental GT Convertible is $222,700.

2020 BMW M4 Convertible | Rolls-Royce Tampa Bay (January 2020)

Here’s a 2020 BMW M4 Convertible that I saw at Rolls-Royce Tampa Bay in January of 2020. The BMW M4 is a sports car that’s been in production since February of 2014. The coupe version was unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, and the convertible was unveiled at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The engine is a 3 liter S55B30T0 twin turbo straight-6 that produces 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. This car does 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. This car weighs 4,054 pounds. The starting price of the M4 Convertible is $77,650.

1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 | Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach

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.

2019 Corvette ZR1 Convertible | 2019 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach

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.

Car of the Day 8/22/18

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.