Winter Driving Top-Down

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    Nice to see another OW CS vert. Too bad you weren’t closer. Some pics of them side by side would be great. :first:
     
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    I really like this car, I was really looking for a 60’s fastback to restore and seen this car and had to have it.

    Meeting half way would still be quite the trip lol
     
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    Atlantic Nationals in Moncton in July. I am in.
     
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    Plus...it's summer mating season for California Specials! Where there were two...could someday be three?

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    Just had to do a run today before several days of wintry precipitation move in. It was 39 degrees and cloudy but the top went down! Cabin was nice and toasty cruising down I66. I’m sure everyone was grumbling about the idiot (me) but WOW what a great way to shake off the winter doldrums!
     
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    Mine has too much road grime on it to put it down.

    need a warm day on the weekend to clean it.

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    Was in a lot of traffic yesterday afternoon, I had just gotten out of the gym, blood still flowing, heated seats burning, vents on max heat to dry my sweaty clothes, so I put the top down and it felt great for 2 minutes.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/RbapfyPSWdpvECHm9
     
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    Depends on how fast I'm going...highway or just around town. Generally, 60 + sun or 70 no sun. I hate being cold, or even chilly.

    Back in the day, 20 degrees on a motorcycle? No problem.
     
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    I don't worry about temp, as long as it's clear skies, the top goes down. My belief is if you own a vert, then use it whenever you can, otherwise why spend the extra money to get a vert. But then again I don't drive mine in the winter, it's in hibernation until late April/early May. I bought it as a toy and never intended to drive it in the winter.
     
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    If I didn’t know better, I would have said that I wrote this.....:rockon:
     
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    The first year I had my convertible I limited the top down to above 50... with the heater on if it was below 60.

    Last week I needed a top down fix. It was 38 degrees so I had a coat on, the heater full blast, seat heater on, wind diverter up and windows up.

    I had the most fun in December cruising with the top down wearing a Santa hat - lots of waves and smiles. Instead of just being an idiot, I'm a jolly idiot.
     
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    My first top down drive of the year was January 4. It was showing 7C on the dash. As for others, windows up, seat and wheel on and heat on bi-level. No wind screen, just a piece of cardboard behind seats to stop the draft between the seats. And a baseball hat. Quite comfortable. There have other opportunities from a temperature standpoint but too much meltwater around for roadspray from vehicles in front. We’ve finally reached the end and I anticipate top down driving on Thursday or Friday as I think the snow will be gone and the roads will have dried up.
     
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