Under the bonnet, things are super sanitary and squared away. The jewel-like short-deck is adorned with a Sanden A/C compressor and a K-code-style open-element air cleaner. The tower bracing and Monte Carlo bar help add rigidity to the convertible body style. With a 9.5:1 compression ratio, the engine runs fine on garden-variety pump gas. Combined with the AODE transmission, smooth reliability is a principal virtue.