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An automobile designed to look like a convertible but having a rigidly fixed, hard top.


1. (Automotive Engineering) a car equipped with a metal or plastic roof that is sometimes detachable
2. (Automotive Engineering) the detachable hard roof of some sports cars



a style of car having a rigid metal top and no center posts between the side windows.
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Noun1.hardtop - a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
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The model is largely the same as the Abarth 124 Spider available in Fiat dealerships but it is offered with a light-weight removable hardtop made from carbon fibre.
The top-of-the-line Fairlane Crown Victoria hardtop was not really a hardtop at all, at least in the traditional pillarless sense.
The award-winning Mazda MX5-RF features a retractable hardtop roof that delivers superior cabin comfort and refinement, while maintaining the MX-5's characteristic agility, exhilaration, and superior handling.
The Z8 has a plethora of important accessories, including its proper hardtop and hardtop stand, car cover, owner's and service manuals, service records, two keys, navigation CDs, and - most significantly, its original BMW-branded Motorola flip-phone.
Compared to the Coupe, the 570S Spider adds an integrated, two-piece retractable hardtop constructed of lightweight composite panels which can be opened or closed in 15 seconds, at speeds up to 25mph.
Tenders are invited for Procurement Of 4 X Toyota Land Cruiser 78 Hardtop With Accessories And Spare Parts
Based on the Roadster compact open-top sports car, the new model is equipped with a power retractable hardtop roof.
And while the third-generation 2014 Hardtop is still cute, it looks a bit chubbier.
Equipment is based on the MX-5 Sport Tech Nav, but with extra kit like a model-unique Soul Red metallic paint finish with Brilliant Black door mirrors and poweroperated retractable hardtop roof.
This investment in new facilities and manufacturing equipment has enabled the company to increase production of its hardtop units, which it builds for every major pick-up truck brand on the market.
But it's only available on the Roadster Coupe, the model with the folding hardtop that I've always thought of as a bit of a waste of time as the cloth-topped version is all you need.