Re: [FWDLK] Riding the Coupe
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Re: [FWDLK] Riding the Coupe

Hello All,
Mopar-ese from that era was the sames as most car manufacturers.  A two or four-door hardtop had a pillar between the doors.  Or on a two-door you would find a pillar between the driver's door glass and the quarter panel window.  On some hardtops (such as the Superbee and Roadrunner) this was used as the hinge point for the window to pivot outward.
A two or four-door coupe did not have the pillar.  My 73 4-dr Newport did not have a pillar between the windows, and the VIN number coded it as a 'coupe'.  Most 4-dr Chryslers, Plymouths and Dodge C-bodies were pillar-less coupes.  Most Roadrunners and Superbees were Hardtops because of the extra structural rigidity that the pillar added.  It is actually a fairly good way (not 100% accurate of course) of telling a real Big Block car from a dressed up Small Block car.  This would happen when someone took a 68-70 satellite and turned it into a 'RoadRunner' by adding a big block and deleting the comfort options.
The VIN always tells the truth though, unless it was removed (a federal offense by the way), from the dashpad.

Just my pennies,

PS- Terry and Andree, the 71 Fury Gran Coupe was a fairly rare model, as most went into fleet duty.  I have never actually seen the headlight washer option live in person, though all my books point to it's existance.  It was also available on 71 Chargers and Monacos.  Not sure what else you could get it on, but it was dropped across the board by 72, so it was a 1-year-only thing.


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