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Folks Of Interest 4dr cars that look as good as 2dr version

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bbdakota, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. bangngears
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 945

    from ofallon mo

    I like 32 4 doors more than 2 doors
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  2. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,446

    Model A Gomez

    At my age the mid 50's 4 door hardtops look good and make more sense if you want to haul passengers. Had a 56 Chevrolet 4 door hardtop years ago, like the 57too, the mid 50's Buick shown earlier looks great and 56 Ford 4 door hardtop is cool!
  3. Having owned 2 fordors and 2 tudors I like them both.




    I've owned this one for almost 33 years, I think it's a keeper :) HRP

  4. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,003


    One four door that I saw at a show once was a 1950 Chevy 4 door fastback that was all modified by Chip Foose. It was even in a magazine once to show how he modified it. The changes were so blending that the car attracted me to go and look at it and I was so surprised to see it was a 4 door. Outside a 32 Ford 4 door and a 33 Plymouth 4 door, it was the only other 4 door I ever liked. Wish I had a picture of it.
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  5. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,734

    from oregon

    The tri-5 Chevy four door cars look good................. when converted to a two door.:rolleyes:
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  6. chriseakin
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 378


    All those touring cars from the twenties and thirties look better than the coupes and sedans - as long as they have the top down.
  7. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,047

    from norcal

    I dig some of GMs chrome gods.... 31D9FFF7-D6D9-43BF-B079-094DFE71AA97.jpeg
  8. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    jimmy six

  9. Mike Schnedler
    Joined: Jan 14, 2021
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    Mike Schnedler

    The 49 - 51 Chevy fleetline 4doors and 2 doors look very similar in my opinion. I have a 50 4 door for the very reason mentioned. I’m a family man that prefers to make it easier to get the kids in the back.

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  10. King ford
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,463

    King ford
    from 08302

    IMG_5798.PNG AAANNNNDDDD the winner of " most beautiful 4'door ever " goes to ....1939-40 FORD!!!!
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  11. Mimilan
    Joined: Jun 13, 2019
    Posts: 828


    Mulliner bodied 4 door

    James Young bodied 2 door
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  12. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,734

    from oregon

  13. oldtom69
    Joined: Dec 6, 2009
    Posts: 537

    from grandin nd

    you guys keep saying "looks good" the question was "looks better than"-so no. On a related note,my dad,father of 4 of us, always bought TWO doors for the kids safety-His fear was one of us opening a back door while moving!!!He never got 4 doors until we were all older
  14. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 5,266

    from red oak

  15. No such thing in my opinion. And I own a 4-door...
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  16. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,333


    Actually the title was
    and the question in the body of the OP was "What 4 door cars do you think look as good as their 2 door versions?" The words "better than" were not used at all. The words "as good" were.
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  17. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,974

    from Michigan

    In my eyes, none of them. No matter the make or model, if a 2-door was offered, I would prefer it over a 4-door.

    But if the choice was between ANY vintage 4-door car or a modern pos jelly bean 2-door car, I'd be a 4-door man.

    Have to admit... some 4-doors look pretty good.
  18. My dad was the same, and coincidentally - we are also from ND.
  19. 49-51 Mercury, 49-51 Chevy Fleetline, and 59-60 GM flat-tops are all nice looking 4 doors that don't have to be second string to the 2 door versions.

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  20. 55oldsholiday
    Joined: Sep 21, 2019
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    Nothing is better then my ‘55 Oldsmobile Super 88.... in my opinion

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  21. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
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    Dave Mc

  22. Not my intention to go off on a tangent, and I will admit I was much more of a 2dr bigot in my younger years, but...

    Is the 2dr bias mostly a US/Canadian thing, or do Aussies, Kiwis, Brits, etc covet 2dr's more than 4dr's also?

    I ask because my 2+ month trip all over Australia in '96 had me come across cars & hotrodders while there, and a number of them were doing it unabashedly with 4drs.

  23. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,047

    from norcal

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  25. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,298


    I am by no means a Chevy fan but I always thought the '56-'57 4dr hardtop roof was better looking the the 2dr hardtops. The fact that they had 4 doors? Not so much.

  26. I think that the '56 Chevy 4 door hardtop was actually a better looking car than the 2 door hardtop.

    top 4 door


    2 door hard top

    The five seven too.
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  27. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,301


    no, the preference for 2 doors is the same here (and I believe it to be the world over).
    Hot rods started out with 2 door coupes and roadsters. 4 doors were considered parts cars.
    But what I have noticed here in the last 10 years is a lot of the young generation are using 4 door ‘60s cars, maybe because they are cheaper, more readily available, and they all grew up with 4 door family cars , ( albeit Japanese ones) so we see a lot more of them now.
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