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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster

2023 10 09 Blog Post – The 2+2 and 2-place convertibles of 1988


In 1988, the automotive industry saw a diverse range of convertible cars, including both 2+2 and 2-place configurations, offering open-top driving experiences. These convertible models represented a blend of sport and versatility, catering to different needs and tastes. Whether it was the thrill of a two-seater sports car or the convenience of accommodating additional passengers in a 2+2 setup, 1988 was in an era that celebrated the joy of driving with the wind in your hair.

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1988 Mercedes Benz- 560SL

1988 Mercedes Benz- 560SL

The 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is the iconic luxury convertible, notable for its timeless design and impressive performance. This two-door roadster features a 5.6-litre V8 engine that produces 227 horsepower, providing a balance of power and refinement. It is equipped in a front/rear configuration with a four-speed automatic transmission. Inside, the cabin offers a blend of opulence and functionality, with high-quality materials and advanced features for its time. The car also was delivered from the factory with a removable hardtop that transforms it from a convertible to a coupe. Safety features include anti-lock brakes and airbags, both quite avant-garde for the time, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to passenger security. We are currently running an auction on a red example, check it out by pressing this link.

1988 Corvette Convertible

1988 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

The 1988 Corvette Convertible is a distinguished member of Chevrolet’s Corvette lineage, representing a fusion of performance and open-top motoring. Powered by a 5.7 Litre V8 engine producing 240 horsepower with a choice of manual or auto. its design embodies the classic Corvette aesthetics, with sleek lines and a retractable convertible top that seamlessly transforms its look from that of a coupe to a convertible. In the cabin, the 1988 Corvette Convertible provides a comfortable space for occupants with well-designed seating and a driver-focused dashboard. This two-passenger, rear-wheel-drive sports car is designed for spirited motoring, with its targa top configuration allowing for an enjoyable transition between open and closed driving experiences.

Jaguar XJ-SC

1988 Jaguar XJ-SC

The 1988 Jaguar XJ-SC was Jaguar’s first offering of an XJ-S Convertible. The convertible showcases rear- drive and an automatic 3-speed gearbox, paired with a potent V12 engine boasting a factory rated 260 hp. Inside, the XJ-SC offers a luxurious interior with meticulous attention to detail, featuring fine materials and comfortable seating, while maintaining the open-top driving experience of a convertible.

Mazda RX7 Conv

1988 Mazda RX7

The 1988 Mazda RX7 is a part of the second-generation RX-7 lineup (known as FC from the factory). Under the hood, it featured a Rotor-2 rotary engine with 146 hp complemented by 138 lb-ft of torque. The 1988 Mazda RX7, particularly in GXL trim, offered a spirited driving experience thanks to the rotary as well as its compact dimensions. While compact in size, it showcased Mazda’s engineering prowess in delivering a sporty and engaging ride.

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Bang for the buck… it is hard to beat a C4 Corvette.