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Which $40,000-or-less Convertible Would You Choose for Your Dream Garage?

Posted March 29, 2022 4:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: Chrysler convertibles packard

It's official: Geese are migrating north, bees are buzzing about, and the early buds on the trees are all telling us - here in the Northeast, anyway - that spring is truly on our doorstep. Sure, there may be a little leftover frost to contend with yet, but sunny days are nearing nonetheless. Which means it's time to dream about warm weather cruising, and what finer way to do so then at the helm of a convertible? In our latest edition of This or That, we've upped the dream garage price ceiling to $40,000 to bring forth a wider selection of what were originally mid-range drop-top rides. You know the drill: Which one would you take home this week?

1948 Chrysler Windsor -- Price new: $2,434 (Today's currency: $29,000)

1948 Packard Super 8 Victoria -- Price new: $3,250 (Today's currency: $38,723)

1953 Buick Super -- Price new: $3,002 (Today's currency: $31,347)

1962 Mercury Monterey Custom S-55 -- Price new: $3,738 (Today's currency: $34,739)

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03/29/2022 8:39 PM

The Packard has some nice lines, reminiscent of something Jessica Rabbit might have ridden in the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" but I like the Buick's looks better overall.

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04/05/2022 5:51 PM

The Buick looks like it's something special. Yes, that would be the one I'd put in my garage ... ummm - there's no room in the garage, so it would go in my driveway ... ummm - there's no room in the driveway either.

I guess I'd have to store it at my rental house!

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