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Posted on Jun 9th, 2009 by Vlad Balan

1 Comment Category: Mercedes-Benz, Tuning

NCE (Newport Convertible Engineering) is a small company based in Placentia in northern Orange County, California which has been turning all sorts of cars into convertibles, giving wealthy customers choices that sometime manufacturers don’t. For example, they’ve worked their magic on cars like the new Dodge Challenger, the Cadillac CTS, the Toyota FJ Cruiser or the Prius and now they’ve completed this, a convertible Mercedes Benz CL AMG (we don’t know if it’s the CL63 or the CL65, but we don’t really care). We have no idea how much this costs, but one thing’s for sure…it ain’t cheap.

So, what do you think about the car? I absolutely love it and I’m convinced that if Mercedes would ever consider taking something like this into production, it would definitely be a major threat to the Bentley Continental GT.

Full Photo Gallery: Convertible Mercedes Benz CL by NCE

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Posted on May 6th, 2008 by Vlad Balan

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Though successful, the Toyota Prius is not the best looking car out there and we’re sure the last you’d expect was a convertible version of the car. However, Newport Convertible Engineering’s (NCE) thought that all those environment lovers out there driving a Prius would like to feel a little more freedom and decided to take down the car’s top and replace it with a fabric one. We don’t really dig those remaining windows frames, but we’re sure they were left there with a purpose. What do you think, you like it?

Check out more photos after the jump.

PS: Not really related to the article, but I don’t know why, everytime I see a Prius, I remember Achmed’s words and I laugh: “That is not a car but a lunch box. Did you know when you’re going down the highway in a Prius if you put your hand down the window the vehicle will tuuurn?”

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