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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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It has custom decals on the front and the rear, powder coated bumpers, 17-inch gloss black wheels, rock rails, a black hardtop as standard, with body colour hardtops as an option.
Fabricates boat towers, hardtops and other aluminum marine accessories and is an OEM supplier to several manufacturers and dealers.
HMMWV helmet hardtops are authorized for use, but the Army doesn't support them.
IT has been a long time coming but the war of the folding hardtops has finally begun.
Officers would also like to hear from any dealers who have been offered similar cars for sale or anyone who knows of any hardtops for MG cars that are being sold.
While millions of car enthusiasts are filing into traveling auto shows to sneak peaks at the newly engineered driving machines, New Jersey resident Stan Eason prefers cruising in one of his classics: a pair of '65 Mustang Hardtops, a '66 Hardtop, and a '79 Corvette T-top.
DaimlerChrysler said it will build a test fleet of 50 Jeep Wranglers by 2000 that include hardtops made of a new low-cost, lightweight thermoplastic.
Among their notable features are custom integrated hardtops, central helm stations and the enormous mid-cabin on the MediterranE[umlaut]e Forty-Three.