35. Dodge Dakota Sport Convertible
The Dakota was a compact pickup from Dodge sold between 1987 and 1996. It was dependable, tough-looking, and came with a wide arrange of engines and trim levels. But Dodge wanted more. So in the early ’90s, the company conceived a convertible version of this truck. For some reason, Dodge management thought it would be cool to offer a pickup truck with a convertible roof and roll bar. The idea looked good on paper, but customers weren’t impressed and the Sports Convertible wasn’t a big seller in its class.
Dodge contracted the American Sunroof Company to do the fine job of cutting the roof, replacing it with a convertible top. This outside contract caused the Sports Convertible to be more expensive than the similar Dakota, which didn’t help sales. Since then, several manufacturers tried the same thing, most notably the Chevrolet SSR. However, none had wanted sales results. Today, the Dakota Sports Convertible is considered a collector vehicle and their prices are on the rise. If you looking for one, find a V6 powered model with an all-wheel drive, wild graphics, and nice equipment, because those cars will have the most value.