One thing the Cabriolet has given me is a glimps of what a classic sports car might be like. Of coarse it’s far from a sports car, it’s wrong wheel drive, it’s too tall (in comparison), and it’s too boxy. I’d say to slow but the old British jobs I’m comparing it too aren’t known for their brut power, or straight line speed.
About a week ago a customer came into my gas station with an early Spitfire with small chrome bumpers, it was clearly an unrestored survivor and it was magnificent. The owner was kind enough to let me get a close look at it and I fell in love. I need one. Here’s a nice lightly modified 1975 model I found on CL for a hair under 10k.