Date: Sat, 18 Mar 1995 09:54:03 -0600
From: Gerald Walton vcgw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SUNSET.BACKBONE.OLEMISS.EDU
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