Question: What would large-coupe drivers of the Seventies and Eighties drive today? Answer: Not large coupes, because there aren’t any. I suppose there’s still the Bentley Continental and the BMW 8-Series, but that’s not really what we’re talking about here.
We’re talking about cars so large, that clipping a pair of doors off of them didn’t compromise utility very much. And cars like that were once commonplace. As late as 1973, every single American brand—even AMC—offered a full-size car in coupe form. Sadly, AMC dropped the big Ambassador coupe for 1974.
Collected here are a dozen or so big-coupe print ads. If you’ve spent time with one of these large coupes—or just admired them from afar—tell us about it. The place to leave comments is down below.