Binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. PO name inside. BCE. 506 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1978. ISBN: 0399121242. The last convertible is a magnificent Packard Super 8, owned successively by five Harvard classmates of divergent backgrounds. This unlikely fraternity of five calls itself the Fusiliers-as wild, as carefree a bunch as ever danced the Lindy or shag. They name the convertible the Empress, and the great car will become their standard-the setting for their love affairs, rivalries, disasters; shared by the women they win and lose, the rebellious children they bring up; their quarrels and reconciliations, loyalties and betrayals.