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Old 23rd August 2005, 04:46   #31
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Here's a convertible Chevrolet Impala ...pretty well maintained (considering its being used by those shooting guys)
Note the guy on the car ...he's the guy from those from the Indian Idol Fame

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Gaurav, That looks neat, where did you spot it?? is it for sale??
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Pics of the Kingsway Deluxe :

hey where did you see this car can you give me specifics i want to see it in person !
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Here's a convertible Chevrolet Impala ...pretty well maintained (considering its being used by those shooting guys)
Note the guy on the car ...he's the guy from those from the Indian Idol Fame

where is this car from??
bombay or outta bombay?
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where is this car from??
bombay or outta bombay?
Well ... whats you looking for in the answer ... but the pics have been taken when the car had come for a shoot to my colony
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Dodge Dart spotted in Juhu :


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any one got or knows of any old car worth restoring !
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Hey fellows, excellent pictures. That's the 1959 Dodge Kingsway, I believe.

The 1958 Kingsway looked like this.


As aah78 has mentioned somewhere, there was one in our family.
Aditya:

Your picture is of a 1956 Dodge Kingsway Deluxe.
The 1956 Dodge Kingsway Deluxe was the badge-engineered corporate cousin of the 1956 Plymouth Savoy.

Here's a 1956 Plymouth Savoy.


Both of these 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 & Motor Agency.
Hindi movies of the period, such as “Chalti ka naam gaadi-period” are full of them: Sedans, Convertibles and Station Wagons.

Designed by Virgil Exner, chief stylist at Chrysler, this car had some exciting design features, not least of which were, a low roofline. The quintessential icon of American styling of the fifties, the tailfin, was first applied at Chrysler to the 1956 model.

Through the ’50s and the early ’60s, Detroit dazzled the world with a procession of cars that were reliable, luxurious, powerful, low-priced, often beautiful, always interesting. Americans loved them and bought them in undreamed-of numbers.

1955 marked the introduction of Virgil Exner’s “100 Million Dollar Look,” the first major Chrysler restyling since 1949. Gone was the dowdy box-styling of the ’49-54 models, dictated by Chrysler chairman K.T. Keller, who put roominess before styling.

This was sold in India as the 1955 Dodge Kingsway Custom and the 1955 Pklymouth Belvedere. Kingsway Customs and Belvederes didn't have the pointed tail-fins.
Here's a 1955 Plymouth Belvedere. Not the absence of the Savoy's pointed tailfin.



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In the late 'fifties, Plymouth cars were exported from USA to Canada, Australia and India and sold in two forms:
1) as original Plymouth
2) rebadged as Dodge

Yes friends, the Dodges sold in India by Walchand Hirachand's Premier Automobiles and Bombay Cycle and Motor Agency, were rebadged Plymouth cars: Furys Savoys and Belvederes. They were very different from the original Dodges produced and sold in the USA.

Your pic of a 1958 Dodge is a rebadged 1958 Plymouth. See the movie, "Christine",
based on the novel by Stephen King.
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1956 cars sold in India were actually the 1955 models in USA. The Dodge Kingsway Custom, was the top of the line, and Plymouth Savoy its basic variant. Just like even today we have 4 to 5 variants in all models.
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1956 cars sold in India were actually the 1955 models in USA. The Dodge Kingsway Custom, was the top of the line, and Plymouth Savoy its basic variant. Just like even today we have 4 to 5 variants in all models.
1955 Chrysler products: Dodge, Plymouth, Chrysler, DeSoto and Imperial didn't have the tail-fins. The tail-fin debuted in the 1956 model year.

Then where did the Dodge Kingsway Deluxe and Plymouth Savoy get their tail-fins?

The 1956 Dodge Royal Lancer, 1956 Dodge Coronet, 1956 Dodge LaFemme, all two-door products, all V-8 engined products, all push-button automatic transmission products, the Dodge Mayfair etc. never came to India.

There was never a 1955/56 Dodge Kingsway Deluxe in the USA. That name was invented exclusively for models exported outside the USA to Canada, Australia, UK and India.

The right-hand-drive 1958 Dodge Kingsway was built for the market and roads of UK, Hong-kong, Singapore and India, Though sold as a 1958 model, it had styling of the 1956 model year cars from the USA. However there was never an equivalent car in the USA.

So, it is erroneous to assume that we in India got an American Dodge model, neither LHD, nor converted to RHD. However American Plymouths sold in large numbers, both as Plymouths and as badge-engineered "Dodges".
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These cars sure to dominate the road while they move.They musy have struggled to maintain this.
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Hey fellows, excellent pictures. That's the 1959 Dodge Kingsway, I believe.

The 1958 Kingsway looked like this.


As aah78 has mentioned somewhere, there was one in our family.
MY gradfather had Dodge kingsway Black colour from his employers
Firestone Tyre Co of India Ltd, from1956 to 1964 for 8 years.I used
play in the car when I was a kid. What a majestic car it was.
(Reg.no: BYJ - 239) I wonder if is still around with any collector.

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Spotted this 1958 Dodge Kingsway at the garage adjacent to Nehru Science Centre.
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Spotted this 1958 Dodge Kingsway at the garage adjacent to Nehru Science Centre.
Interesting colour combo- inspired from a Pink Caddy I wonder?
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