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Old 27th December 2012, 09:01   #1801
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That is not a 1946 Desoto. The 1946 Desoto has the front mudguard running into the door - so also the Dodge. It will be much longer and with fluid drive. That is a 1946 Plymouth with the grill from a Desota. Mohaan
That is an interesting observation - thanks.

Possibly for the Indian market in some cases the lower end Plymouths were badged DeSotos? in 46/48? The later Dodge Kingsways followed this practice.

Having said that, now that you have mentioned, we see most of the DeSotos in India do follow the design with the mudguard flowing into the door. A much grander look in my opinion.

EDIT - Actually if we look around, there are more cars, like this DeSoto in Pune.

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Also some other export markets, like Australia, showed the same design. I guess it is limited to a certain year of production.

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Spotted this 1946 DESOTO on the sea link a few minutes back. Was headed towards town and I think this car was for a while in Bandra, khar area.
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Some more snaps taken at breach candy . Suddenly it was all over the place .
That 'swan' fitting on the bonnet looks like the ones fitted to similar old US cars in Cuba! 'didnt know they were available here too. Incidentally, for the condition of the car, it looks like it might as well have been on the streets of Cuba!
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That is an interesting observation - thanks.

Possibly for the Indian market in some cases the lower end Plymouths were badged DeSotos? in 46/48? The later Dodge Kingsways followed this practice.

Having said that, now that you have mentioned, we see most of the DeSotos in India do follow the design with the mudguard flowing into the door. A much grander look in my opinion.

EDIT - Actually if we look around, there are more cars, like this DeSoto in Pune.

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The tail lights on the Chrysler and Desota are unique but different - they can be recognised from a distance. The Pune Desoto is having Dodge tail lights. The Chrysler corporation cars rank from top - Chrysler, Desoto, Dodge and Plymouth. Mohaan

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Wow. Thanks Mohaan. This is a new learning for me. I did check with google baba and here are the pictures and the results

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Mr. KPS - see the picture of the cream Desoto - it has a long vertical taillight but it will be plain - whereas the Chrysler will have serations or grooves and will be broader with a glass eye reflector. Mohaan
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Wow. Thanks Mohaan. This is a new learning for me. I did check with google baba and here are the pictures and the results

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1946 Desoto
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Mr. KPS - the mudguard running into the door was first brought out on the 1942 Chrysler - only limited production because of the War - all car production was stopped and started again only in 1946. The army did have a number of staff cars which were Dodge and without the mudguard running into the door - but they were not fluid drive. See 1941 Dodge Fluid drive on youtube - - Mohaan
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This TR is in a long time ownership, parked for 18 years needing some TLC.
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This TR is in a long time ownership, parked for 18 years needing some TLC.
Is this in Hyderabad? I had once heard of someone owning a white TR3 here.
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A nice old Dodge I saw in Sun Mill Compound in Bombay yesterday.
Looks like it is still capable of a run for one's money!
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A nice old Dodge I saw in Sun Mill Compound in Bombay yesterday.
Looks like it is still capable of a run for one's money!
A very rare (these days) Dodge Suburban, that appears to be outwardly quite intact with all the logos and ornamentation mostly intact. The wheel caps are though not original.The number plate lights are also intact. There are aftermarket fitted amber parking lights on the rear, that appear to be borrowed from the Willys/Jeep CJ 3B/4A.
Again another Bombay car here that is not seen in events and elsewhere. Perhaps we are seeing the first pictures of this car here on this forum.Thanks Shankar.

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A very rare (these days) Dodge Suburban, that appears to be outwardly quite intact with all the logos and ornamentation mostly intact. The wheel caps are though not original.
Again another Bombay car here that is not seen in events and elsewhere. Perhaps we are seeing the first pictures of this car here on this forum.Thanks Shankar.
Anjan it even had original looking Dodge Suburban mud flaps!
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A nice old Dodge I saw in Sun Mill Compound in Bombay yesterday.
Looks like it is still capable of a run for one's money!
Must be in kinder, gentler days, brand name battles weren't as bad.

If I am not mistaken, the Chevy "Suburban" has been around since the 1935/ 36 model year. Probably one of the (if not "the") longest continuously running name plates.

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That 'swan' fitting on the bonnet looks like the ones fitted to similar old US cars in Cuba! 'didnt know they were available here too. Incidentally, for the condition of the car, it looks like it might as well have been on the streets of Cuba!
There is something very strange with the grille and front clip portion of this De Soto. You might go to hubcapcafe.com and compare the 1941 and 1946 American models with the export model seen here. Notably American manufacturers used lower priced models; Chevrolet for Pontiac, Ford for Mercury, and Plymouth for Dodge, for their exports and perhaps the grill was an adaptation of the De Soto grill, which reached all the way to the headlight shell, to the Dodge front clip. What a most interesting auto, and the restored model is elegant. Cheers from the US.
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A friend had sent me a pic of this gorgeous vintage from Bangalore. Pardon my ignorance about vintage cars, I would be grateful if somebody can tell me which make and model it is.
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A friend had sent me a pic of this gorgeous vintage from Bangalore. Pardon my ignorance about vintage cars, I would be grateful if somebody can tell me which make and model it is.
It is a 1931 Desoto. Desoto is a Chrysler Corporation Marque with Chrysler, Desoto, Dodge & Plymouth being the pecking order.

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a very desirable Alfa Duetto spotted in mumbai.

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