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My 1970 Chevelle Malibu is a Sport Coupe version. What does that do? What is different between a normal Malibu and a Sport Coupe Malibu? Is this an advantage that I have the Sport Coupe? Thanks....

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I have a 66 malibu sprot coupe and here is what i have read sport coups have no solid post between the side door windows and the back seat windows where the sedan has a solid post between them. hope that helps
PS. everyone thinks differently but I like the no post deal when the all windows are down looks kinda different then cars now adays, my opinion

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I also have a 66 Sport Coupe. Im not sure if having no post is part of this. A coupe doesnt have a post whether its a sport or not right? It is the sedan models like the Deluxe and 300 deluxe models that have the posts. Again i am not sure but i dont think there was suck a model as just a coupe. I think they just called the coupe models sport coupes.

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Traditionally, a Sport Coupe is a 2dr hardtop (no post). A coupe is normally a straight 2dr (posts). A Sport Sedan would be a 4dr hardtop and a sedan would be a 4dr with posts.

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I think that the term "sports" coupe is the problem. A coupe ( in post-war terms) has no "B" pillar, while the sedan has the pillar (or "post" as the recent lingo has it) As for "sports" who knows just what sport the advertising folks had in mind??
 

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actually, even back in the 20's and 30's, a sport coupe denoted a car that had no tops on the doors, aka no b pillar. some chevelles had b-pillars, making them 2-dr sedans, while others had no b-pillars, making them a "sport coupe." to my knowledge, all 70-72 2-door chevelles were sport coupes. some 70-72 4-doors had b-pillars, while others, like quadzilla's, didn't.

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