Vintage PR Shots: Esquire Removable Hardtops For Your 1963 GM Convertible

Here’s something that didn’t seem to catch on: removable hardtops for American convertibles. This is a Gold 300  Esquire hardtop made by Riviera, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Looks like it has an interesting texture too. I wonder how much they weighed. That obviously was their limitation, as one pretty much would have had to have a garage hoist, and a garage ceiling tall enough for it.

Here’s some other models:

Here’s the Olds 98 wearing an Esquire. It’s a bit boxy and long.

And the popular Impala SS convertible.

Ever seen one?