sedan or hardtop?

1968 -1970 Mopars

  1. YY1

    YY1 Well-Known Member

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    I see a LOT of descriptions, from media, to sales pitches use the term "sport coupe" to describe practically anything.

    What does Hamtramck Historical say?
     
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    Cranky Banned Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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    That be it...only I remember it being a lighter color pink. It was a good car and dad drove the snot out of it. It was also my first car to drive when I was around 8
     
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    COUPE !!!!!! Top.jpg
     
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    • Budnicks

      Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Latter FBBO Gold Member

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      Hard Top RM23
      68 Roadrunner Advert. #1 HT RM23.jpg

      was a mid model year addition to the Mid size 5 RR line up in 1968
      it was org. only Post Coupes RM21
      68 Roadrunner Advert. #1a Missing Link.jpg

      I have a HT RM23, IMO they are better looking
      mine is a day 2 look/build
      68 RR LL1 10-29-2017 #1a DS frt.JPG

      many people prefer the Post Coupes, allegedly a bit stiffer body
       
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        moose1 Well-Known Member

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        Actually, the decor package was offered when the only body was the coupe. I took delivery of my new Runner in April '68, with the decor package ($100. option!) but the Hard Top wasn't out yet - at least in Canada.
         
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        Great info guys! I had forgotten all about 40+ years ago, my '68 had the pop-out rear windows!
        On another note....could someone measure the length and width of their either '68, or '69 Roadrunner?
        I have a brand new enclosed trailer for the hotrod, and not sure if a Roadrunner will fit in it, and if not, will sell with the hot rod.
        thanks
         
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        I like hardtop, but the rear windows can be a real pain in the ass.
         
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        Coupe! The Decor package was available with the earlier '68 RR Coupes.
         
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        In the automotive parlance any car with a pillar is a sedan even if it was a two door. The coup name was from years ago when there was a front seat only cars. But that coup name has been used in other cars such as that four door hardtop/"flat top" that GM sold in 59/60. The Chevy was designated a "Sport Coup." "Post?" What the hell is a post? (sarcasm)
         
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        Back in the day a lot of people opted for a post car because they were tighter and a lot of America's roads were still gravel. This meant less rattles and dust. I myself like the looks of a hardtop especially with all the glass down.
         
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          Was putting my old car brochures together to put in the car and thought I'd put this thread to rest once and for all. Here's what Chrysler called them!! :D beerestoration2019part2 1027.JPG beerestoration2019part2 1028.JPG beerestoration2019part2 1029.JPG
           
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          • Bladecutter

            Bladecutter "Pursuit of Shape"

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            Those laced wheels sure look GOOD though.
             
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              My 68 fit in my enclosed with no problem.
               
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