Years ago, not anybody could afford a completely closed Corvette. All of them were open-model cars during the period 1953 to 1962. If you wanted you could get clip on hardtop with options, but top down motoring was still just at the corner with the maneuvers. 1969 was the year when coupe sales went up for the very first time. The inventive removable roof panels and pop out behind window made the convertible for the buyers less interesting, and this corresponded with convertibles less favorable with all automotive consumers.
With an advance in the air conditioning and still fresh memories of the massive anarchy in Los Angeles, Newark and Detroit there is no wonder that convertible sales continued to drop down, with the model finally gone out of sale after `75. The big comeback was back at `86 to much acclaim, and it has been constantly selling and has made a lot of money.
The Stingray convertible contains a brand new completely electronic top that may be lowered remotely using the key fob. At the speed of up to 30 mph, you can open or close the top.
The top is made out of a thick fabric, and it`s sound proven padding and a glass behind window. This represents a roof according to all the highest standards.
Having the top down, you shall have an amazing drive with your Stingray. However, there are also types of people who don`t get the catch of a open-top car. It is their loss. With air conditioning and windows that close and open by using touch sensors, they cannot assimilate why a car with the top and windows down is drivable to you. The newer version of C7 convertible offers you an incredible experience of having the sun enlightening your face, the wind messing up your new haircut and ultimately the feeling of being taking place in the scene you are driving in. Nothing compares with the feeling when like hacking through a canyon road on a sunny day with the top stowed and your eyes filled with the LT1 melody. You`d get the feeling of excitement through the whole trip.
We had the chance of having such an experience like driving the new convertible in the mountains above Palm Springs, regardless the weather forecast and the high chance of rain. Firstly, we lowered the top and the hammer afterwards. You can feel an inch of difference in the handling and acceleration between the roadster and the coupe, and we wanted all of Stingray panoramic view. At the end the rain started pouring. With the top back up, the Corvette`s cockpit gives you a more intimate experience.
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