Absolutely love Teslas and driving open? That is normally a bad combination, because except for the old Roadster you are always in a closed room in a Tesla. An American body shop has found something on that.
Teslas have now appeared on the radar of creative minds. Not only tuners already show their skills on the EVs, but there have even been complete body conversions. For example, we know the Model S Shooting Brake, by the Dutch designer Niels van Roij. That someone puts the saw in Tesla’s to convert them into convertibles can therefore not really come as a surprise. Every crazy person could do that, but the experienced craftsmen of the American Newport Convertible Engineering have been transforming the craziest cars into convertibles for almost four decades. Of course they could not pass up the Model S and Model 3.
Photo: Newport Convertible Conversions
Despite the undoubtedly well thought-out approach, the conversion looks quite simple, but effective. Both the Model 3 and Model S have the B-pillar left, but the roof and the entire C-pillar have been removed. Instead, a fully electrically operated fabric folding roof with steel frame has been placed on the car. It folds away completely on the back cover. The most user-friendly way, because it allows you to store at least a little more than just your charging cable in the trunk. Undoubtedly, they will also have taken a good look at the rigidity of the car, because removing the roof from a normally closed carriage often does not bode well in that area. But they will know that there after 40 years.
No price will be quoted for the conversions, but it will likely also depend on any specific requests from customers who leave their Tesla with NCC.