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Car of the Week: 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Indy 500 Pace Car

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Ken and Patricia Swentys’ appreciation for their 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car replica has grown over the years, in part because it’s just a very fine all-around automobile, and in part because it’s a far rarer machine than they ever imagined. More »

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Custom Crosley: Reader’s mystery car leaves unanswered questions

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Last winter, Old Cars Weekly subscriber Brad Yoho of Stillwater, Minn., completed the restoration of an unusual 1948 Crosley that was customized several decades ago. The Crosley began as a factory-produced convertible, although the convertible Crosleys at this time had more of a sliding roof than a true complete folding top. Yoho believes the Crosley was customized in the mid 1950s, but he has been unable to find out much history of the vehicle to this point. More »

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Car of the Week: 1960 Pontiac Bonneville

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Jack Canfield has been so pleased with the beautiful 1960 Pontiac Bonneville ragtop that he has collected three of them More »

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Car of the Week: 1948 Chrysler Town and Country convertible

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In 2010, Ken Buttolph had the chance to buy back the 1948 Chrysler Town and Country he first purchased in the early 1960s, and he didn’t hesitate. “When the [owner] died, it was in the will for them to offer it to me first,” he said. More »

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Car of the Week: 1964 Plymouth Fury convertible

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Ray Diedrick is a pretty laid back kind of guy. So when he decided to tackle his first convertible project and breathe some life into an old, worn-out 1964 Plymouth Fury, he didn’t get too nervous or worried. More »

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Tip-top convertible roof installation

Upholstery professional D. Chase begins removing the convertible top of a 1984 Buick Riviera, noting how the top was originally installed in order to reinstall it in the same manner. The location of holes, staples, studs and glue are all noted and photographed.

Not all cars are equal, nor are their convertible tops. No-frills cars are likely to have relatively simple tops, but luxury cars often have more complicated tops, such as the roof covering on the featured 1984 Buick Riviera convertible. Installing one of these tops is no easy task, so replacement of this top was trusted to a professional, D. Chase of Chasin’ Perfection. More »

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