Although it is still winter in most of the Northern Hemisphere, this is the perfect time to think about your summer car. And what is a better summer car than a classic, two-seater roadster? There is nothing better than cruising along on a warm summer evening with the top down and stereo blasting your favorite tunes. Fortunately, you can get this unique feeling for a relatively low price so here is a list of 20 inexpensive classic roadsters you can find almost anywhere.
From a small Fiat to a luxury Mercedes SL convertible, you can find the right car for you. There is no reason to spend summer in the closed interior of your daily driver with the A/C on. Putting the top down and enjoying the sun and wind is a much better option. It guarantees the time of your life behind the wheel of a charming little open-top roadster.
One of the most popular and typical British roadsters from the ‘60s is the MG B. MG presented it in 1962 as the successor to the MG A, which helped establish the roadster class in the U.S. By the standards of the day, the MG B was a fairly modern car. It came with unibody construction and a roomy interior, as well as decent suspension and steering.
Some of the contemporary tests consider the MG B underpowered. Although 95 HP from a 1.8-liter engine isn’t much, since the car weighs only 2,200 pounds, it can keep up with modern traffic. But for those who want more power, MG introduced the model C with a 3.0-liter six cylinder engine producing 145 HP. Also, the MG B GT with the 3.5-liter V8 engine was available only in coupe form.
The best thing about the MG B is that this is a simple car to maintain. In fact, all the relevant parts are still available today. MG produced over 400,000 variants with most of the cars selling in the USA, so finding one won’t be a problem. Expect to pay approximately $7,000 for decent examples, and up to $25,000 for show quality ones.