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Re: The "Suburban" Name

From: Jim Benjaminson
Email: benji@utma.com
Remote Name: 216.221.105.196
Date: November 28, 2002
Time: 23:51:59

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Re: The use of the name "Suburban". Plymouth first used that name in 1934 when they introduced a wood body station wagon. It was advertised as the "Westchester Semi-Sedan Suburban". The wood body was supplied by a company out of Tell City, Indiana--can't recall their name off the top of my head but it was referred to as USHCO (Believe it was U S Body & Forging). They would supply all of Plymouth's wood bodies until 1950 when the last woody wagons were built. USHCO's main headquarters was Buffalo, NY although the factory was in Indiana...This was the first "Official" wood body on a Plymouth although the company supplied bodies to Dodge in earlier years. The current Chevy Suburban ads state the first "suburbans" from them were 1935--a year later than the Plymouth "Suburban". The Suburban name was used by Plymouth for well over 30-35 years.

 


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