No MoreDoor Love, PART 1: My general thoughts on the article and topic of two door classic cars versus four door classic cars.
No MoreDoor Love, PART 2: I pulled out specific descriptive phrases or sentences to respond to or to provide another point of view in favor of four doors, of course. In no way, is this meant to be confrontational or argumentative or to attack the writer’s viewpoints. I simply wanted to provide my view point of the reasons why four door classic cars are not as desirable as two door classic cars, but should be. To come next week.
Growing up in the car culture, I was taught that MoreDoors weren’t worthy of owning OR EVEN LOOKING AT! I always considered myself an automotive enthusiast but the cars I was interested in had to meet certain criteria. One of the criteria being it had to only have two doors. I’d walk around shows or cruise-ins with my family or friends and we’d find a real nice MoreDoor NOT knowing it had two extra doors, but the front or rear would draw us in because either it had a lowered stance or because it had meaty rear tires with exposed racing suspension. However, when we realized it had the extra doors, we’d step around it like it had a disease or something. The car could have 1000hp, but it didn’t matter because it was a MoreDoor. The car could have a KILLER paint job, but it didn’t matter because it was a MoreDoor. There was no real reason for not being interested in MoreDoors other than that was what car society had taught us. A classic example of the blind leading the blind.
I recently ran across an article on SuperChevy.com titled Four Door Tri-Five Convertible Conversions - Re-Creation & Restoration. The author, Barry Kluczyk, puts into words the reasons for the lack of appeal for MoreDoors into words. I am not going to sit here and say that he’s an idiot or that he’s wrong. He nailed it on the head! These are the reasons me and my family or friends would step around an otherwise AWESOME car just because it was a MoreDoor. These are the reasons why two door classic cars are worth more. These are the reasons why people take MoreDoors and convert them into two door clones or apparently convertible clones. But through owning my Impala, I have become to really appreciate the MoreDoors and to become truly a CLASSIC CAR enthusiast. My hope with MoreDoorClassics.com is to slowly change that train of thought so that four door classic cars become more acceptable and that people spend the time and money to restore them or keep them on the road. I understand why people convert them such as to two doors as written about on StreetLegalTV.com because I had once considered building a clone. However, I would MUCH RATHER see them restored and kept as they were originally built.
Here are some examples of what potential MoreDoors have!