1949 Record Sportster
Introducing the Record Sportster, available strictly as a soft top. Not only can you put the top down now, but the boys decided to cram a freakin’ V8 into the sucker. I mean, come on, can you turn down a V8? You want to be cool, don’t you? Nah, who are we kidding, you’ll just be some dork in a Record, V8 or not.
This pile of sheet metal on wheels is capable of cracking the 100 mile per hour mark, because the 90 that the Record Coupe could pull off was a bit lacking in the lethality department. If that wasn’t scary enough, the Sportster’s flaccid convertible chassis and portly build makes for some rather boaty, lazy handling , so you’ll been in even deeper trouble when you go into a turn too hot.
The truth is, as a sports car the Coupe is a better buy, but why have a car that can go 90 miles per hour when you can have one that can go 100? It just feels better. Nobody really races around turns anyways, right? Go with the Sportster. Go with the V8. Go with the POWER!