leading to public cab, was 2-wheeled, one-horse chaise with an open hood. A continental term for virtually any car with a folding top and roll-up windows. Cadillac used the term in the thirties for models with fixed, leather or cloth-covered tops; the continental equivalent would be Faux Cabriolet (or dummy convertible).
a two-door open car (convertible). Most convertibles today are of this design, four-door convertibles having virtually disappeared by the end of the '30's, but in the '60's, a few four-door models were briefly re-introduced by Lincoln. (Compare to phaeton.) Photo