Date: Sat, 18 Mar 1995 09:54:03 -0600


Subject: Re: Coupe vs. sedan

The interior was also smaller. In the 50s,

weren't there also cars that were billed as two-door sedans for a while --

i.e., a rather big car almost the size of a 4-door but with only two doors?

Yes, that's my remembrance also.

As a pre-teen I also thought a coupe' had to have a rumbleseat.

I don't remember that.

In the 50's, in particular, people I knew used "coupe" to refer to two-door

cars with no back seat. My 1950 Plymouth was called, by most people, a

"business man's coupe." It had a huge very deep trunk (people sometimes

referred to the trunks as "turtle shells") and no back seat. It did have a

good deal of space behind the one seat, though, enough space for a small

person to stand in. GWW