My dad was a coupe man, although I can’t say he owned coupes on objective. He was a cut price hunter, and a automotive’s door depend was much less necessary than its worth. Nonetheless, my sister, mom and I by no means complained about having to squeeze into the again seat. For probably the most half, my dad’s Chevrolet Nova 2-door, and a number of Oldsmobile Cutlass and Pontiac Ventura coupes, supplied adequate rear-seat house, supplied you didn’t thoughts negotiating the trail previous the folded entrance seat—and for probably the most half, we didn’t thoughts.
Americans are whinier as of late, and count on their household autos to be geared up not solely with roomy second-row lodging, however easy accessibility to the realm through a devoted set of doorways. What I’m saying is, the coupe is all however gone. I problem you to call a sub-$50,000 coupe that isn’t a sports activities automotive that’s nonetheless out there. Go forward, I’ll wait.
Plenty of coupes had been out there again in 1981, nevertheless, and I’ve collected just a few print advertisements from the period to show it. If you bear in mind spending time with any of those classic 2-door rides, inform us about it. The place to depart feedback is down under.
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