Just brought home our new 1957 Custom Royal Lancer at midnight!
echodish@netins.net
Posted 2017-08-04 11:55 AM (#545564)
Subject: Just brought home our new 1957 Custom Royal Lancer at midnight!


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My kids road with me on a 12 hour round trip road trip. We brought home this older restoration 1957 Custom Royal Lancer. So excited to go for a ride! Kids were amazed by it in many ways, lol. 325 Poly. New interior and rubber and lots of work done on it mechanically. It doesn't have the Torqflite, but has the Powerflite... I see it was an option.... Oh well. Glad to be a part of this forum!



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56D500boy
Posted 2017-08-04 12:07 PM (#545565 - in reply to #545564)
Subject: RE: Just brought home our new 1957 Custom Royal Lancer at midnight!



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Very nice. Beautiful in fact.

Dodge chose that colour combo for several of their 1957 adverts:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1957-DODGE-FULL-LINE-COLOR-SALES-BROCHURE-/3...

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1957-Dodge-Full-Line-Brochure-Poster-mx9226-...











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ABloch
Posted 2017-08-04 12:45 PM (#545566 - in reply to #545564)
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Nice! Welcome to the forum.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-08-04 1:36 PM (#545571 - in reply to #545564)
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You bought it off the guy on facebook. Amazing car certainly not appreciated by its previous owner

Congrats on a awesome ride.

A couple of us have torqueflights if you need one.

I have one in ohio from a 57 dodge
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DepsilonD
Posted 2017-08-04 2:21 PM (#545575 - in reply to #545564)
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I was just about to type the exact words of mikes2nd! It is a gorgeous car and I am glad it is in the hands of someone who appreciates it. I considered it myself.
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echodish@netins.net
Posted 2017-08-04 3:33 PM (#545579 - in reply to #545564)
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The guy I bought it from loved the car. He took it to shows often and did well. He was just needing to upgrade his camper to spend more quality time with his family. hard working guy with some good priorities in my opinion. He spent a lot of time working on this car and was very proud of it as he shouldve been.
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LostDeere59
Posted 2017-08-04 4:09 PM (#545582 - in reply to #545564)
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Really nice and great colors too

Gregg
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DepsilonD
Posted 2017-08-04 5:54 PM (#545589 - in reply to #545564)
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echodish, I'm not really trying to be harsh on the prior owner, but all of his recent Facebook posts seemed like he was really bummed or disappointed with the car. Maybe his public posts just were not fully representative of his true feelings. Nonetheless, it looks like the car will be in great hands.
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echodish@netins.net
Posted 2017-08-04 6:52 PM (#545595 - in reply to #545564)
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Gotcha. We're both happy now!
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57DODGECONV
Posted 2017-08-04 7:04 PM (#545596 - in reply to #545564)
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Congratulations really a Great Looking Dodge ,and a 4 Door Hardtop !
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2017-08-06 6:31 PM (#545711 - in reply to #545564)
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Wow! Fantastic! Congratulations
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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2017-08-07 2:49 AM (#545731 - in reply to #545564)
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Hate to say this and maybe disappoint you...i did some decoding on that 57....its not a Custom Royal...it came back as a Coronet...someone in the past added a few CRL bits to it....and Bob "was" sick to death of owning this nice 57...he loathed the sight of it....some of us on the page kinda talked him around to keeping it but i guess it didnt work after all.


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DGV Electronics
Posted 2017-08-07 8:18 AM (#545741 - in reply to #545564)
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very nice car! Amazing how kids love it too!
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Powerflite
Posted 2017-08-07 6:47 PM (#545776 - in reply to #545731)
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arizona mopar gold - 2017-08-06 11:49 PM

Hate to say this and maybe disappoint you...i did some decoding on that 57....its not a Custom Royal...it came back as a Coronet...someone in the past added a few CRL bits to it....


Oh well, what's in a number anyway? If you would like to have a CRL, now you essentially do, even if the number doesn't say so. When I was younger, I never understood why people cared so much about that number. If you want a hemi Cuda, just get a Cuda and put a hemi into it - was always my attitude. But it does affect resale - a little bit in this case, but not by much.

Looks like an awesome car. You should have a load of fun in that car with the family. I'm sure you'll love it. Welcome!

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Finsinthemirror
Posted 2017-08-07 7:03 PM (#545779 - in reply to #545776)
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I don't have a horse in this race so-to-speak but the CRL isn't THAT different from a Coronet. A nameplate, gold letters, some bumper teeth, and an interior, big deal.. I don't see the problem with this car. It's not as though it's representing a correctly restored version, the color isn't original, the interior is very nice and well done but not original. Maybe the fenders and bumper was replaced with parts from a CRL? I would sooner take issue on a fake 57 d500 car being passed off as original WAAAAAAY before ever taking issue with this car (not so much 58-59 as they aren't as special in my opinion as the 57's that actually got an entirely exclusive engine). Nice car, drive it, enjoy it!
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Cmangeot
Posted 2017-08-07 10:01 PM (#545796 - in reply to #545564)
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Everyone has an opinion. Mine is that this car is awesome.
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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2017-08-08 3:15 AM (#545807 - in reply to #545564)
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Im not saying it isn't a nice car, because it is...but i hope he didn't pay a premium for a Custom Royal, and the seller knew very well what he had...so if he sold it knowing it wasn't a CRL...he conned the new buyer/owner, and that isn't a fair deal.
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jboymechanic
Posted 2017-08-08 9:51 AM (#545825 - in reply to #545564)
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Awesome car, love 4 door hard tops. Love the looks on kids' faces, hope you enjoy the car with them. That's how it all started for me, when my dad brought home his 1974 Dodge Charger.
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57DODGECONV
Posted 2017-08-08 3:57 PM (#545863 - in reply to #545564)
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It is just nice to see young people involved with these cars ,you have already begun to build memories with this Dodge and you picked a Great and rarely seen body style I always thought the 4 door Hardtops had a Elegant and very stylish Look .
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Dan K
Posted 2017-08-08 5:13 PM (#545868 - in reply to #545564)
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Wow, what a sharp looking car - Congrats!

I predict that you will be getting many "smiles per gallon" for you and your family! Enjoy and keep sharing pics and updates when you have a chance!
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ronbo97
Posted 2017-08-08 9:44 PM (#545877 - in reply to #545807)
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arizona mopar gold - 2017-08-08 3:15 AM ...but i hope he didn't pay a premium for a Custom Royal, and the seller knew very well what he had...so if he sold it knowing it wasn't a CRL...he conned the new buyer/owner, and that isn't a fair deal.

I agree with this. The seller misrepresented the car. If the buyer is happy with what he got, then there's no problem. But if the buyer was thinking he got a CRL and then found out it was a Coronet, he could go after the seller for fraud. Also, there could be potential problems registering the car if DMV runs the VIN number and it comes back as a Coronet.

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AceS
Posted 2017-08-12 12:42 PM (#546062 - in reply to #545564)
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Beautiful. Your family is going too have a lot of fun.
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