First and foremost, please
check the chassis number!!! We can't stress this enough.
chassis number prefixes are as follows:
This is probably
the most informative photo of all. Notice how close the back gap of
the trunk opening is to the chrome moulding around the top. A true
convertible has a space of (approximately) 3 inches between the back
gap of the trunk opening and the chrome moulding. Also the chrome
moulding itself is 5 pieces on a convertible. (See closeup of next
this photo that there is no clip. The chome moulding on a coupe is
in 4 pieces. Another telltale sign is that the convertible top here
sits above the chrome moulding, on a true convertible, the edge of
the top tucks under the moulding.
On the interior there
are also some differences in the rear of the car. Notice the seat
in the next photo. It has the wider seat top of the coupe and not
the narrower one of the true convertible. (This car didn't even
have a headliner installed for the soft top.)
Notice in this photo of
a TRUE convertible the difference in the rear seat area. This
difference is to make room for the soft top with the boot cover when
the top is down.
In this photo
of the header of the convertible top, is also a sign that this is
a cut coupe.