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Post by The Dude on Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:16 pm

I never knew there were convertibles in the later generation cars. Is this just a well pulled off custom job or something truly rare? Either way it looks kinda cool.

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1986 CONV. CUTLASS RARE - $7000 (SPORT LA.)

NICE CONV. CUTLASS RUNS GOOD LOOKS GOOD CLEAN INTERIOR MINOR RUST ON HOOD FOR MORE INFO CALL 318-218-1800 THANKS Z. SIMPSON

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Post by JB2wheeler on Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:24 pm

There were companies that did that sort of thing back then on a semi custom basis. I assume that is what is pictured here. JB
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:31 pm

Maybe an aftermarket conversion company?

Remember the 1980's Cadillac Eldorado Biarrtiz convertible? That was an aftermarket company, not factory. The last factory made Eldorado Convertible was in 1976.

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Post by ant7377 on Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:44 am

It was built by ASC
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Post by orange Juiced on Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:25 pm

yeah Rago some are "factory" verts. I think it they were made by the hess & eisenhardt or american coachworks, the same companies that did the 78-8? Le Cabs for Cadillac/GM. Not sure if the same company made the Regal verts of the same years. These pop up every once and while online, seen some rough ones go for $3000 up to $8000.

I know they're some cats in Florida that are doing these for around $2000 and u supply the cutty or regal. I think this might be one, I thought all the "factory" ones had quarter windows.

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Post by OnTheBottle on Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:57 pm

I remember as a teenager my neighbor had a Monte SS Convertible. I used to think it was the dumbest car I had ever seen. Because I though it was just one of those fake convertible tops that were popular in the mid to late 80's. Then one day I came home and it was parked with the top down Shocked Shocked Shocked

His was made by a conversion company that used tops and windows from mid 80's Buick Rivieras. I think it did have a 1/4 window because I was mad at not noticing that, and knowing it was real sooner.
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Post by jerry46765 on Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:00 pm

Yesterday in traffic, I saw a 1976-77 Buick Regal convertible.

I wasn't able to get close enough to see details, but it looked good.

Anyone know if a 1970-1972 A-body convertible top / frame would be dimensionally close for a 1973-77?

Anyone have a link or photos on any 73-77 A-body convertibles?

It has me thinkin'...

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Post by jerry46765 on Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:28 pm

Ok, the internet is a scary place. I found an old Craig's list ad which was probably the same car. And I just got off the phone with the guy that owns it. He claims it's factory, and not a conversion. Why it really matters, I don't know.

Its for real. Here are the craig's list pics:

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Post by orange Juiced on Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:47 pm

To some people it really does matter, I guess its bragging rights. Factory or not its all a conversion, GM didn't really make them.

kind of looks like the top of a 70s El Dorado.
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Post by 77mali on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:47 pm

Looks like a top from a 69 buick wildcat or something....my $0.02 affraid
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