15. Renault Caravelle
You might see other cars from our list in traffic. But you’ll have to dig in deep to find the Renault Caravelle in your daily commute. Renault managed to sell 117,000 of them during its 10-year production run from 1958 to 1968.
Based on the mechanics of Renault’s economy 4CV model, the Floride/Caravelle was a cool-looking roadster. It had a rear-mounted four-cylinder engine and 2+2 seating configuration. Renault intended to call the car Floride for sale in the USA. They later decided to call the model Caravelle for US buyers and Floride for the rest of the world (Via Journal Classic Cars).
Interestingly, most of the production did end up in the US. The British roadster invasions of the 1960s made Renault look outdated and slow. Despite looking elegant, the Caravelle was pretty slow. The biggest engine was a 1.1-liter four-cylinder with 55 HP. However, if you’re in love with the French charm of this little convertible, then the Renault Caravelle could be the thing for you. You can find them for around $10,000, pretty affordable for such a rare model.