Posted 2019-06-18 11:18 PM (#583683 - in reply to #583423) Subject: RE: 59 Dodge from the 70s in Melbourne
Location: Melbourne, Australia
This is an interesting car; my friend has owned it for nearly 10 years... I was with him when purchasing it from the previous family who had owned it for decades.
Reputedly 1 of 4 brought in to Australia in 1959 and by Chrysler Australia converted to RHD back then. (6x Plymouth coupes brought in '57 to test market under similar circumstances)
It was rumoured to be factory RHD but I have viewed the chassis up close and the scars from idler arm removal were present. We chopped up this chassis as it had been damaged beyond repair. The car is now on a sound chassis and is painted and being slowly restored as noted by 'The Adventurer'.
Supposedly a factory black car, it was well equipped with 361, swivel seats, power steering etc. It spent some time in red duco after a traffic accident and is now back to its original colour after another accident.
It has appeared in Americar magazine in both red and black guises....
I'd like to hear your input Lozrox58 and see those pics please!