I will call these coach doors...but the doors have been called suicide doors for years. If the door didn't close all the way you could fall out.
This is a 1947 Mercury.
If you wore a voluminous gown theses doors would come in handy.
My Dad had a car just like that when I was a child. And my brother almost fell out of the car because of those doors. What a beauty that 1947 Mercury is.
Cars have definitely changed how they look, haven't they? Nice pictures! :-)
I swear I don't remember doors like that, but then I was a teenager and probably was more interested in boys than cars.
We had a Lincoln with those doors and my dad hated the car after he purchased it. He got rid of it and we eventually ended up with a station wagon with 'wood' on the sides. I grew up in that old car!Old cars bring back good memories. My uncle had a really old 40's maybe car? We used to sit on his tools in the back seat while he drove us to farrier appointments that he had to do after work. These pictures brought up so many good memories. Thanks.
Wow, it is a beautiful car. I really like the paint and chrome. The doors are pretty cool too.
My dad also had one and I almost fell out! Fortunately he was going slow around a corner or I'd have been a goner.
What a fun old car! My dad was a "body man" - and he had a '69 T-bird with suicide doors that he always planned to restore as a retirement project. He never retired, but my husband ended up with the car. He and a friend got it running well, but we finally decided we couldn't afford to restore the body properly. Sadly, we sold it to a collector. But those suicide doors were always a topic of conversation.
Nicely restored old car, but, yeah, those doors are dangerous!
Treasures, for sure! I'm glad that you & folks like you keep these treasures alive. ~Andrea xoxo
I've always know them as suicide doors, but coach doors makes so much more sense!!!I always wanted a car with them.... or a rumble seat!
That car is a beauty!! I also knew those doors as suicide doors.
We called them suicide doors, too.
So clean and shiny!
That is a beautiful car. I've always wondered why they were called suicide doors.Blessings,Betsy
I always thought that the car was considered luxurious when the doors opened like this. I remember when the 1960s Lincoln Continentals offered them on their top models.
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