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Chevrolet to Drop Beige Convertible Top from Camaro Beyond 2014

General Motors has decided that they will discontinue the beige cloth top option for the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible after the 2014 model year – a move that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise due to the relatively low take rate of the light colored top.
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The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is currently offered with either a black or beige cloth top but this will be the last model year (for now) where the light brown top can be chosen. While it seems odd that GM would cut down the convertible top color options to just black, think about how often you see a Camaro Convertible and then think about how many of them have the beige top. I don’t know about all of you, but I can’t think of a single 5th gen Camaro I’ve seen with a cloth top in person and with the Camaro being so prevalent in the Metro Detroit area, I’m inclined to believe that the beige top isn’t very popular. In fact, the beige tops are so rare that GM doesn’t even have a picture of a new Camaro Convertible with anything but the black roof.

Honestly, I’m not sure why anyone would want a beige cloth top on their Chevrolet Camaro Convertible (or any other modern convertible). I could understand back in the day when more cars were offered in Earth tone colors that worked better with a light brown top but with the exception of maybe a dark metallic green car, I find beige ragtops to be funky looking at best. I have even owned a convertible with a white top (1992 Chrysler LeBaron – yeah, it was fly) on a dark red car and I thought that white was a better choice than beige but having owned a drop top with a white roof, the maintenance is brutal and every leaf that gets wet and sticks to the roof has the potential to leave a stain. I would imagine that the same is true of the beige top so when you combine that with how much nicer the black top looks on the 2014 Camaro Convertible, I’m not at all surprised to hear that beige is going the way of the Dodo. I suppose that a beige top would be a bit “cooler” in hot weather but it can only be marginal and those few degrees cant make that big of a difference.

The good news for those prospective future Chevrolet Camaro owners is that there will soon be a blue convertible top available for the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro but that will only be a part of the Spring Special Edition package that was unveiled at this year’s SEMA Show.

If you are in love with the idea of a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible with a beige cloth top, the final round of orders opens on December 5th with production beginning shortly after that so don’t delay as it seems that once that final batch of orders has been accepted – beige tops will no longer be available on the Camaro…unless they opt to bring it back in the future.

Source: AutoEvolution


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Wrong I have ( ordered new) 2011 White Camaro Conv beige top full length red racing stripes ( after owning 4 mustang conv no beige top options) this car is unusual and stunning with the beige fitted top from the side could be confused with a Bentley Barry e mail me for pix Car with a black to you can find in front row of Budget or Avis
i have a dark red 2014 camaro convertible with a beige top it looks amazingly stunning
I actually have a black 2014 camaro with the tan top and its very eye catching and beautiful! I love it.. Guess your comments explain why i dont see any more of them.. I have seen a beautiful red one with a tan top also.. Its a shame they are doing away with it..not everyone wants a black tope nor black interior which they often put in most cars lately.. Mine has the tan/black seat.. Beautiful car..
Although black convertible tops are very nice, not everyone agrees with the writers taste. If you think black a more attractive, buy black, on the other hand if beige is your preference then by all means it should be made available also. It's called "choice" Mr. Rall!
I guess Chevy agrees with Henry Ford ... any color top as long as it is black. Isn't anyone getting tired of black seats, door panels, consoles, dashboards, and now convertible tops. Talk about a generic car, black rules the roost. I have owned convertibles my whole life and the sharpest cars had white roofs. I have owned white w/white, navy w/white, and burgundy w/white and each one was beautiful. This was back in the vinyl days and they were not that hard to keep clean. With all the advancements in vinyl/fabric materials these days, I'm sure there is something out there would work. Please GM, give our convertibles some personality.
I have owned several convertibles: 1967 Corvette - Dark green with white top, 1991 Mustang GT also dark green with white top and now a 2015 Camaro with the beige/tan top. IMO, all three were eye catchers; great color combination. Of course, not everyone's choice.
The only people that like beige tops are the people that own them they're ugly