1940 Plymouth Roadking
1940 Plymouth Roadking
Was this the first four-door coupe? In those days, this was known as the "fastback body style," something a little sleeker than the bustle-back sedans with their visible trunks from that era. This Roadking 4-door touring sedan sold for $740. Another 1940 landmark: Plymouth started making coupes and convertibles without rumble seats.

Last updated July 15 2011: 1:57 PM ET
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