mtn
mtn MegaDork
12/1/17 3:10 p.m.

While posting the BMW 850 in the "new biturbo" thread, I noticed how good it looked. Of course. No B-Pillars. 

What other hardtop vehicles are out there, figure between MY 1990 and 2010? I'm coming up with the W124 coupe, the big Merc coupes... Not sure what else. Volvo C70?

Daylan C
Daylan C SuperDork
12/1/17 6:36 p.m.

94-04 Mustang is my first thought. Not sure that's what you have in mind.

Sonic
Sonic UltraDork
12/1/17 7:41 p.m.

Plenty of older ‘Mercian stuff was available in hardtop.  The only modern ones I can think of are what you already mentioned. 

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson MegaDork
12/1/17 9:43 p.m.

Mid 70's Jaguar series II XJ coupe

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/1/17 10:20 p.m.

Older 6 series (E24?) too. I know my friends old 73 Impala coupe' was pillerless too

Erich
Erich UltraDork
12/2/17 6:31 a.m.

In the past there were almost too many to count. Heck, even Subaru had one in the '80s. 

I believe Mercedes still has them in the E-class coupe (S-class too?)

I really like the looks of a pillarless sedan, if not the structural rigidity. 

Weren't some early Corvair sedans pillarless?

NickD
NickD UltraDork
12/2/17 7:00 a.m.

The best were the old Buick pillarless hardtop WAGONS

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/2/17 8:51 a.m.

with todays metallurgy, making a pillarless couple should be easy, but there are a few things against it now.

 

a: People don't buy Coupe anymore 

b: People would not feel safe in a pillarless coupe, they want beafy metal around them 

c: Airbags! no where to put the 100 airbags per person each car gets without a pillar to mount them in

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
12/2/17 10:32 a.m.
mad_machine said:

Older 6 series (E24?) too. I know my friends old 73 Impala coupe' was pillerless too

E9 as in 3.0 CS

The 6 series, e24 has pillars even though the rear window does go down halfway. 

STM317
STM317 Dork
12/4/17 9:24 a.m.

Bentley offered the Brooklands until 2011, and  it looks like a nice place to spend time.

Chris_V
Chris_V UberDork
12/4/17 9:31 a.m.

Along with the Brooklands, the Continental GT is also pillarless,

 

 

And the new one look like a really nice place to spend time, too:

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/23/17 11:19 a.m.

Ah, pillarless coupes. So pretty. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/23/17 1:09 p.m.

I have a soft spot for pillarless sedans. Late 50s through the early 70s. I'm not a huge 4 door fan, but shave the door handles, lower them, and those huge Chryslers, Buicks, and Cadillacs really stand out.

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
12/25/17 4:40 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson said:

Mid 70's Jaguar series II XJ coupe

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
12/25/17 4:49 p.m.

Dodge Colt

joey48442
joey48442 PowerDork
12/25/17 9:48 p.m.
pinchvalve said:

Dodge Colt

Wait wut?

frenchyd
frenchyd Dork
12/26/17 10:59 a.m.

In reply to mtn :

Jaguar. XJS from 1975-1996  V12  or all Aluminum 4 valve  inline 6.  

While the early V12 suffers from a poor reliability reputation it’s built really strong and the reputation is mainly due to minor issues ignored because it runs so smoothly even when in bad condition.  From 1992 to 1996 it’s a very reliable car with elegance and a ride no other car has 

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
12/26/17 12:56 p.m.

In reply to frenchyd :

The XJS coupe had a b-pillar, right?

frenchyd
frenchyd Dork
12/26/17 2:59 p.m.

In reply to yupididit :

Not really but it looks like it because of Jaguar’s poor experience with their Coupé. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/26/17 7:47 p.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/26/17 7:49 p.m.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
12/26/17 8:50 p.m.
joey48442 said:
pinchvalve said:

Dodge Colt

Wait wut?

1970-1973, 2-door, sedan and wagon.  

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
12/26/17 9:01 p.m.

In reply to pinchvalve :

 some of the coolest mitsu's that came to America

Daylan C
Daylan C SuperDork
12/26/17 9:31 p.m.

I like how he said 1990-2010 and most of the cars mentioned are from the 60s and 70s.

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