If you want to look sophisticated, go fast, feel the wind in your hair, and go broke on repair bills, it’s hard to beat a used European convertible. All three of these beautiful vehicles are cars that Tavarish would no doubt recommend. First up, we have the oldest, a BMW Z3M. As cool as the coupe is, I prefer the proportions of the roadster. The 240hp straight six and fix speed manual meant that this was one Z3 that drove as fast and as well as it looked.

This example is finished in Oxford Green with a black quilted leather interior with green stitching. Quite the combination. But if it’s style you’re after, this next car is hard to beat. Finished in Copper Black with an Ivory leather interior, this 2006 Jaguar XKR convertible features a supercharged 4.2 V8 pumping out 390 horses. Sometimes it will even start! As modern convertibles go, few are as sophisticated and classy as either generation of XK. This one also had a friend!

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Yes, that’s an all-wheel drive F-Type.

Perhaps you want something newer, though. Something more powerful, more showy, and possibly even more expensive to keep running. Well want no more, because this Storm Red 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG has answered your prayers. If the looks of the car somehow don’t turn heads, the sound from the 518 horsepower naturally aspirated 6.2 V8 will do the job. So we come to the question: If you could have one of these three hairdryers, which would it be? And no cheating, I know some of you love to hate on convertibles, but we’ll have none of this “BMW/Jaguar but only if it was the coupe version” nonsense.

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