Photo: Improvised Convertible Top

Published by Naseem Muaddi on June 3rd, 2013

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You know it’s time to replace your convertible top when a crap-load of umbrellas do a better job of keeping the rain out.

Why the owner didn’t just spring for a car tarp instead is beyond me. But judging by this second photo, improvised umbrella convertible tops are actually a thing…

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In a showdown between these umbrella drop tops and the DIY hardtop convertible we featured in January, which do you think provides better all-weather protection?




2 Responses

  1. Retired… Had A Car Dealer Try To Sell Me One Of The New Hard Top Convertables, In Which The Whole Back End Of The Car Flips Back And The Top Folded Up And Droped Into Its Retired Position. All The Time He Was Talking About The Car I Kept Thinking Electrical And Sensors Going Bad And Then I Tought what About The Perfect Storm Where The Top Was Down The Sensors Went Out And The Battery Went Dead. I Said No Thanks. Kept My Miata Which Has The old Pull Up Roof.

  2. Jeff says:

    those asc oldsmobiles had cronic leak problems probably stayed just as dry with the umbrellas as with the top up!!


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