Nothing matches the pleasure and excitement of driving on an open road with the top down on a beautiful day. That feeling of unbridled freedom is what has made the convertible so popular with the car-buying public. Celebrate these fantastic machines through fascinating text and huge, full-color photographs, beginning with the first model, introduced in 1927, and going right through to the present day. Meet the seminal designers, see the groundbreaking designs, and take a close look at the marques that made history: it's all profiled in loving detail. Each chapter covers a decade in the convertible's development, including the much-loved Thunderbird and Corvette, and follow the fortunes of all the major manufacturers and the most successful and influential designers. You'll practically feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair.