- Cabrio coach
A cabrio coach or semi-convertible is a type of car that has a retractable
textile roof, and derives from Cabriolet. It is an inexpensive alternative to a full convertible, especially on cars with unibodydesigns since little or no redesign of the body is necessary.
This type of roof was perhaps most popular in Germany in the 1930's, and is often called a "Webasto" since a german company of that name has been the main supplier for both factory built, and aftermarket, cloth car roofs since that time.
This roof was used on many older cars such as the
Mercedes-Benz Ponton, Saab 92, Citroën 2CV, Fiat 500and the Fuldamobil. Nash Ramblerwas available as a cabrio coach, but they called it "convertible landau".
Some more modern cars also feature this roof style, for instance BMW 318ti,
Volkswagen Polo, Isuzu Amigoand Suzuki Vitara.
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