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


Capacity: 1582cc

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

Length: 3950mm

Width: 1670mm

Weight: 855kg

Did you know?

The first 14 Convertible Ds were actually badged Speedster on the front wings