Hardtop convertibles have come a long way since the 1950s and 60s when they required acres of trunk space to stow their roof panels and associated folding mechanisms. Even on the secondhand market a used hardtop convertible can bridge the gap between daily driver and weekend toy, as the better insulation from the weather and road noise offered by a steel or aluminum roof provides an almost coupe-like motoring experience. There's also safety to consider: with the roof closed, a used hardtop convertible protects you and your family far better than a soft top ever could.
No longer the exclusive province of the luxury segment, there are a greater number of used hardtop convertible options available at an affordable price. Check out our list of the 10 best used hardtop convertibles for 2015, with a surprise waiting at the end for the exceptionally well-heeled.