For 1959, the Speedster was replaced by the less-evocatively named Convertible D (for Drauz, the coachbuilder that made the bodies).
The D was, though, a more practical car, with a taller windscreen, wind-up windows and a better hood. It had the same dash as the Speedster but with more comfortable seats plus the option of rear seats.
How to spot
- Taller windscreen than Speedster
- conventional wind-up side windows and hood
- larger rear window
- Chrome side strip
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
Maximum Power: 60bhp @ 4500rpm
Maximum Torque: 110Nm @ 2800rpm
Brakes: Front: 280x40mm drums; rear: 280x40mm drums
Suspension: Front: Two swinging arms with two transverse torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres
Did you know?
The first 14 Convertible Ds were actually badged Speedster on the front wings