The Interesting And Obscure World Of Four-Door Convertibles

By vukasin

Even though the four-door convertibles are practically extinct these days, true car enthusiasts still regard them as the pinnacle of open-top luxury. Once very popular and common, four-door convertible class slowly started to disappear after the Second World War. The reason was pretty simple and four-door convertibles have problematic torsion rigidity due to their construction. Having a long and open top car makes the body twist which is not very pleasant.

Back in the `30s when the cars had sturdy, ladder type chassis, the four-door convertible was a popular option but when cars moved to unibody structures, this body style got to the end of the road.However, some manufacturers still produced four-door convertibles and today we will present the best and most interesting models.

1. Duesenberg SJ

Duesenberg was one of the most famous and sadly discontinued luxury manufacturers which were known for superb quality and big power.

Their SJ and SSJ four-door (available as a convertible) models produced in the late `20s and early `30s were amongst the fastest cars of the period due to big straight-eight engines equipped with a supercharger. The output ranged from 260 to even 400 HP in SSJ trim.