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Which Four-Door Performer Could You Imagine in Your Driveway?

Posted September 14, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl
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I’ll admit up front that I’ve always preferred vintage two-door performance cars to those with four-doors. That said, it doesn’t mean that I’d never own a four-door version, but it begs the question which one?

In my case, I think my first choice would be a 1973 or 1974 Pontiac Grand Am. Odd pick you say? Well, hear me out. I’m aware of the fact that some of the most powerful engines the 1960s and early 1970s had to offer could be optioned into four-door models from various automakers. And the HD drivetrains and HD suspensions to support them were also available. However, these hot four-door versions were rarely discernable from lesser-engine examples of the same models, except for possibly an engine displacement callout emblem or decal.

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09/14/2017 5:54 PM

Not really old...but 4 doors you're kind of tying my hands here....

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09/18/2017 1:21 PM

At least that is consistent also with what I had in mind. I am pretty sure my next one might be a Dodge, or Nissan. I already had a couple of Fords in my life, and they were rougher around the edges than I am.

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09/15/2017 3:42 PM

This is what I would like to see in my driveway.

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09/16/2017 2:22 PM

Lyn got it right, being a Ford truck guy myself, if you are gonna dream, then dream big....

4 doors..... 6 wheel drive, 600+ hp.

Sounds like a 4 door performance vehicle to me.

This is what I would like to see in my driveway.

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09/16/2017 2:42 PM

I'hate to see the price tag. That's too radical for this old man.

I have a 2001 F150 Supercrew same color as the one in the picture with 205K miles and everything still works, except the owner.

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09/16/2017 6:53 PM

The VelociRaptor 6X6 concept starts at $295,000.

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09/17/2017 10:06 AM

You can't forget the $22,500 turbo / engine upgrade option. That's where the 600+ hp comes from.

$320,000 is why it's not sitting in my driveway.

Bet it's a blast in the snow, wonder if you can put tracks on the rear end?

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09/18/2017 1:23 PM

So, instead of snow chains, you put snow tracks on that? That thing looks sort of like a WWII deuce and a half, with nicer body style, and a bigger cab. I think it might make a decent troop carrier, if it were not for the light armor.

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09/16/2017 11:37 PM

Actually I've always kinda wanted one of these.....but I'd probably have to move to Louisiana or someplace....

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09/17/2017 7:37 AM

We all call those a Texas Cadillac.

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09/17/2017 10:08 AM

Naw.... stay in Florida, that thing looks hurricane proof. There is one of those running around here, F-650. A beast for sure.

But they come bigger then that:

2 extra doors and 2 extra wheels.....

And even bigger yet :

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09/18/2017 1:27 PM

that last one is not a truck, it's a party bus! Party foul!

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09/18/2017 1:26 PM

With tanks like that, you could afford to stay in Florida, and commute to Louisiana if you cared to. Don't you yuckity mucks in Florida have any mud bogs?

That does look like it would pull a big part of the Cajun Navy when and where needed.

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09/20/2017 5:10 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peLoKL8VXQY

I just have this thing for old station wagons. Used to drag with a '72 Pontiac Bonny wagon with a "modified" chevy small block. Not quite as radical as this beasy but it was a sleeper on the road!

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