Buying a cabriolet can be more expensive than a Hollywood divorce settlement, but
leaping onto the bandwagon at certain times of year can reduce this expenditure. Equally,
if a motorist has a convertible they wish to sell, advertising the vehicle at the optimum time
can increase its desirability and sale price.
This is due to supply and demand. In simple terms, when heading for a freezing winter,
the owner of a draughty convertible could be forgiven for swapping it for a relaxing Ford
Mondeo. If thousands of motorists repeat this nationally, the market could be flooded by
open-top stock that is hard to shift as the weather is frostier than a snowman's nose. In this
situation, the value of convertible stock is likely to fall.
However, come the warmer weather sun loving motorists often flock towards exciting
open-top sports cars. At this point there could be more people wanting to buy convertibles
than in previous months, and less willing to sell. This could cause an overall rise in
cabriolet values, which is very handy for the traders who have been stuck all winter with
rusting MG midgets.
So, if you are in the market for a convertible, these cold winter months may be the
cheapest time to slide behind a frozen steering wheel. Then simply wrap-up warm for a
few months, at which point less forward thinking motorists may have to pay considerably
more for their summertime indulgence. Happy motoring.