: Suicide Doors



USSBlackPearlUSMC
01-04-11, 12:33 AM
Anyone have pics? Seen one?

HartfordGuy
01-04-11, 09:50 AM
Not on a DTS no.

HartfordGuy
01-04-11, 03:10 PM
oops! I stand corrected. I found a link to a shop that did one. It looks well done too.

Follow the link http://313motoringnoyzntoyz.net/Project1.html

http://313motoringnoyzntoyz.net/pics/Recent/SuicideDTSButton.jpg

SHOWGIRL
01-04-11, 03:25 PM
don't laugh - but 'what' is a 'suicide door'? and why would it be needed other than 'cosmetics' - i looked at that link showing the DTS rear door - it's awesome !! i love the way it 'opens' ... i'm always willing to learn something new ... many thanks - showgirl

HartfordGuy
01-04-11, 04:58 PM
Showgirl, The center opening rear doors were called suicide doors in slang only. Supposedly if you opened the rear doors when the car was moving at high speeds you would get pulled out and tumble to your death. Many cars of the 1930s had such doors. They all but disappeared in the early 40s. Cadillac brought them back on the limited production 1957 & 1958 four door Eldorado Broughams.

Lincoln revived them on their sedans and convertibles from 1961 thru 1969. Rolls Royce recently started using them again a few years ago.

Below: 1957 Eldorado Brougham
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1216/5104954356_e9bd578c6a_b.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/436344012_a522f82fb3_b.jpg

SHOWGIRL
01-04-11, 05:32 PM
Oh wow !! what an interesting piece of auto-history !!! thanks for taking the time to include a px and story ! :cool:

Rusty058
01-04-11, 11:58 PM
Below: 1957 Eldorado Brougham
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1216/5104954356_e9bd578c6a_b.jpg[/QUOTE]

AWSOME CAR! Love the color too.I could do w/o the suicide doors,I plan on staying right in my seat!

Lev Blekher
01-05-11, 04:29 AM
The picture of the white one with suicide doors made me so lustful. Especially since mine is the same color and also has the gold package. I have also been thinking aboout installing the script emblem.

ShowGirl, guys like Bugsy Malone would open the door and hang out of the car to shoot at the "coppas" while using the door as protection. BlackPearl, you are building a monster and I can't wait to see vids and pics. Cadillac dEVIL?

SHOWGIRL
01-05-11, 10:18 AM
The picture of the white one with suicide doors made me so lustful. Especially since mine is the same color and also has the gold package. I have also been thinking aboout installing the script emblem.

ShowGirl, guys like Bugsy Malone would open the door and hang out of the car to shoot at the "coppas" while using the door as protection. BlackPearl, you are building a monster and I can't wait to see vids and pics. Cadillac dEVIL?
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Hi - this 'history' lesson is amazing !! i like the idea of easy in/out for us ladies and our high heels - lol - way more graceful :bigroll: yours sounds so beautiful also !! enjoy ! :) 'showgirl'

USSBlackPearlUSMC
01-05-11, 10:49 PM
someday itll be a monster I hope. I wont start untill next year when I return state side. Im very excited.

Lev Blekher
01-05-11, 11:41 PM
thanks! ya suicide doors are better