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Old 1st August 2007, 18:07   #1
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I have seen this car lying around in my dad's office in Pune for atleast 9 years now

Thought i'd click a few pics and figure out from people in the know on what this car is sorry for the phone cam pics









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Its a Dodge Plymouth.
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Its a Dodge Kingsway not a Plymouth I believe.

Jassi, where in Pune is this car?
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Simple. It's a 1956 Dodge Kingsway Deluxe.
Basically these were rebadged 1956 Plymouth Savoys.

Designed by Virgil Exner, chief stylist at Chrysler, this design had a low roofline for its time. Also, the quintessential icon of American styling of the fifties, the tailfin, was first applied at Chrysler to the 1956 models.

The 1956 Plymouth Savoy (and its badge-engineered corporate cousin: Dodge Kingsway Deluxe) were 4-door sedans that graced many an upper-class Indian home. These cars were sold in India by Seth Walchand’s Premier Automobiles/Bombay Cycle. Hindi movies of the period, such as “Chalti ka naam gaadi” are full of them: Sedans, Convertibles and Station Wagons.

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to the OP .. you have been seeing the car for 9 YEARS and didnt ask anyone yet or better still go closer look and gather some other clues look at the VIN and do a google search even though t it will not have a unique vin ...
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ok I have been noticing it - but didnt know who to ask till i joined tbhp a few months back - I am in bangy now and so this time when I went back hom pune clicked the pics to ask ya'll.

moral - this is in my dad's office - deeepak fertilizers (they partly leased to wns office and earlier cts) opposite golf course behind ishanya mall project in yerawada

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moral - this is in my dad's office - deeepak fertilizers (they partly leased to wns office and earlier cts) opposite golf course behind ishanya mall project in yerawada
Thanks a bunch Jassi. Karl around somewhere? Lets add this car to our list of visits planned for the weekend .
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well i could try arrange for you guys to get in and covertly snap a pic or 2 - will ask my dad as i aint in pune anymore, or maybe we can wait for my next pune trip. Then you guys can post those HQ pics taken from the right angles
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Jassi, the vehicle seems to be in a fairly good condition; but why are the front doors ajar?

And is it just a body shell or an intact car?

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I have seen this car lying around in my dad's office in Pune for atleast 9 years now

Thought i'd click a few pics and figure out from people in the know on what this car is sorry for the phone cam pics

Cheers,
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Ah, so I finally found the Deepak Fertilizers Dodge. Deepak is a family friend, and keeps giving me stories of his family dodge languishing somehwhere in the factory, and he wanted help restoring it, but we never got down to seeing it. I think there are a coupla other interesting cars around as well.

Kiran, lets go down and see this car sometime.

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Deepak is a family friend, and keeps giving me stories of his family dodge languishing somehwhere in the factory, and he wanted help restoring it, but we never got down to seeing it. I think there are a coupla other interesting cars around as well.
And I was wondering how come you weren't aware of this one. I fairly remember you telling me about this car as well.

Lets go there this weekend.
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Its a Dodge Plymouth.

you mean dodge or a plumouth right? cause they are different brands
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ok karlos since you know deepak personally you can get in there anyway - once you get in from the gate head towards ishanya office - theres lots of cars parked there n this one is right there - untouched for years !!!

I think its a full fledged car and not just the shell

so i did make a good find for my pune friends

guys do post some nice pics here once you go there
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so i did make a good find for my pune friends
guys do post some nice pics here once you go there
Oh absolutely! Keep em comin.
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Here is a 1955 Dodge Kingsway Custom Suburban Station wagon.
You will notice its tall tail-fins hadn't started to grow yet,



that came the next year, 1956.



Its clamshell tailgate -- the rear window frame was hinged upwards and the tailgate itself was hinged downwards -- had hinges strong enough to support a 100 kg. truck engine transported on it.

Here is a 1955 Dodge Kingsway Custom Suburban Station wagon
in the 1958 movie, Chalti ka naam Gaadi. The villain's henchmen dump a body at dead-of-night.



The front of the 1955 Dodge Kingsway Custom was somewhat different from that of the 1956 Dodge Kingsway Deluxe.

Here's a 1955 front end.





And here's the 1956 front end.



Wouldn't you agree that the 1955 looked female, while the 1956 looked male?

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