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Old 02-07-2013, 10:01 AM   #21 (permalink)
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No.....I would not buy a 4 door GTO......I would not buy a 4 door Corvette......I would not buy a 4 door Camaro..............
1958 4 door Corvette

Serously though.....GTO quatroport if done right I believe could be cool. As a younger man I told myself "no way" to any 4 door and "never ever" to a minivan (that still holds true). But now, as a family man and car enthousiast I could easily see a stylish Gran Turismo Obligoto fashioned from a four door Tempest or Lemans.

Hell, last year I went to a car show and one of the most incredible (to me ) cars was a 69 Vista Cruiser Olds wagon done up as a Hurst Olds clone. Had the same hood, interior(buckets,dash, his/hers console, 8-track), big wing on the roof and all the correct paint and striping (white pearl/gold) and the BIG Hurst graphics on the side it was BAD ASS.

I mean once you are sitting in the drivers seat do you really care whats behind you? Granted there is a slight wieght penalty but I think that the convenience and utilitarian benefits outwiegh that. Clean off the rear door handles on a hardtop and most people would have to look twice. I've even seen some 50's 4 doors converted to 2 door by welding the rears shut. PHP just had a 62 Catalina SD cloan the owner converted to 2 door from a 4 door. A lot of 2 doors and 4 doors shared the same frame and wheel base.

Think of an "old school" G8 .
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Ya'll are crazy if you dont think this is a cool ride! This is basically the 4-door GTO.





Not crazy about the rims but I would fix one of these up!
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Yeah! ^ Lose the truck rims and add some 17 or 18 inch ralley II's , throw all your friends in there and rock on!
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Hell yeah! I'd love to fix one up.
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I'd rock any of these! I would love to have one these to go to swap meets, races, etc.












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Nice examples! I agree, all of those are super nice and great looking rides. Hot Rod Mag has a 65 "more door" pho GTO this month that handles (although unfortunately it's not finished).

Is it just me or does it seem if the 4 doors faired the rust wars better than the wagons and 2 doors? I would say that wagons are the most rare these days, I have seen very few, even in the boneyards.
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Re: Would you buy a 4 door gto?

I love the old wagons. I've seen more and more four door cars coming out if the wood work four drag cars there cheap and have the same frame as the two doors so all the parts work on them.

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WOW! I Love that 2-door wagon! I'll bet it makes some some 64-65 Chevy 2-dr wagon owners furious!

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That's a Custom S, not a GTO. The Custom S replaced the Tempest Custom, and was only produced for 1 year, 1969. IMO it'd be perfect for someone who was starting a family but still wanted to drive a cool old Pontiac.
Why do you think I got mine? I'm going with more the "old person grandpa car" for now, but if/when I decide to bump the power up it should be fun. I mean how many 4 doors do you really see at the cruise-ins or the strip or the likes? In the long run they may even be rarer than the coupes as people tend to regard them as "parts cars" or "crusher fodder." Besides, the cool thing about the A-cars with 4 doors is the weight penalty seems to be overall minimal. Not against extra doors, against a bunch of extra weight however.
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