Chevrolet to Drop Beige Convertible Top from Camaro Beyond 2014
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.