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10 car doors that really made an entrance

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Chris Rowlands of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 12: A door is just a door, right? Far from it. Because although they might serve a singular purpose, not all doors were created equal.

While a standard panel is unlikely to set your world alight, the greatest doors in motoring are works of true design beauty, doing far more than merely granting entry to the cabin.

Plenty of oddball efforts have adorned concept cars over the years, but what we’re concerned with here is those that have made it on to production cars.

From panels that rise as wings to sheets that scythe upwards like scissors, these glorious gateways redefine what it means to be a door. Even if that’s sometimes been at the expense of practicality.

From gullwings to scissors, these are top of the portals

A door is just a door, right? Far from it. Because although they might serve a singular purpose, not all doors were created equal. While a standard panel is unlikely to set your world alight, the greatest doors in motoring are works of true design beauty, doing far more than merely granting entry to the cabin. Plenty of oddball efforts have adorned concept cars over the years, but what we’re concerned with here is those that have made it on to production cars. From panels that rise as wings to sheets that scythe upwards like scissors, these glorious gateways redefine what it means to be a door. Even if that’s sometimes been at the expense of practicality.

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