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Most beautiful convertible cars in the world

September 02, 2013 10:17 IST

Image: These are some of the most best convertible cars in the world.
Photographs: Handout/RM Auctions/Reuters

Going on a long drive or just cruising in a car is an enjoyable experience in itself, but doing it in a convertible is something else.

Let's take a look at some of the best convertible cars in the world.

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Image: Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider.
Photographs: Alfa Romeo Automobilistico Storico/Centro Documentazione/Handout/Reuters

Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider

Original price: $3,950 (1967 model)

Average current value: $23,288 (1967 model)

Alfa Romeo, the Italian company famous for its beautiful cars, continued to produce this beauty for nearly 30 years, from 1966 to 1993.

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Image: Jaguar E-Type.
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Jaguar E-Type

Original price: $5,595 (1962 model)

Average current value: $80,407 (1962 E-type SI model)

Jaguar E-Type, manufactured by the British company, remained in production between 1961 and 1974. It has been ranked by many as the most beautiful car of all time.

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Image: Ferrari 250 GT Spider.
Photographs: Brett Weinstein/Wikimedia Commons

Ferrari 250 GT Spider

Original price: $14,000 (1958 model)

Average current value: $4,677,050 (1958 closed headlight model)

Ferrari 250 GT Spider is so valuable that one sold for $10 million in 2008. The Italian manufacturer produced only 50 of these beauties.

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Image: Porsche 356.
Photographs: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Porsche 356

Original price: $3,215 (1956 356A Speedster model)

Average current value: $183,015 (1956 356A Speedster model)

Porsche 356, the German company's first production car, was manufactured between 1948 to 1965. The company produced 76,000 in total.

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Image: Mary Lou Gilbert, right, talks to car show attendees who are inspecting her restored 1957 Chevrolet Corvette, left, at an antique car show in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.
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Chevrolet Corvette

Original price: $3,465 (1957 model)

Average current value: $61,492 (1957 model with 270 hp engine)

General Motors's division Chevrolet has been producing sports car for the past seven generations. Corvette has been called one of the most beautiful cars ever produced.

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Image: Shelby Cobra.
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Shelby Cobra

Original price: $7,495 (1965 model)

Average current value: $1,401,450 (1965 427 Competition model)

Shelby Cobra was produced by British manufacturer, AC Cars, between 1962 and 2004. It's a two-door roadster.

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Image: Mercedes-Benz W113.
Photographs: Lothar Spurzem/Wikimedia Commons

Mercedes-Benz W113

Original price: $6,897 (1968 280SL model)

Average current value: $54,452 (1970 280SL model)

The German car manufacturer produced this roadster/coupe from 1963 to 1971. The company manufactured only 48,912 of these beauties.

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Image: Fiat 124.
Photographs: Bidinson/Wikimedia Commons

Fiat 124 Sport Spider

Original price: $3,181 (1968 model)

Average current value: $8,410 (1968 model)

This car had a 18-year run, from 1966, selling 120,000 in the United States alone.

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Image: Mazda MX-5 Miata.
Photographs: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Original price: $17,895 (1995 model)

Average current value: $4,327 (1995 model)

Mazda MX-5 Miata, manufactured by the Japanese company, made its debut in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show.

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Image: Aston Martin DB9 Volante.
Photographs: John Hillery/Reuters

Aston Martin DB9 Volante

Original price: $168,000 (2004 model)

Average current value: $68,400 (2004 model)

Aston Martin DB9 Volante, manufactured by British company, is a two-door convertible that has been praised by critics for its excellent interiors and exteriors.