Posted 2020-09-27 8:07 AM (#603628 - in reply to #603621) Subject: RE: 59 Dodge D500 4 door hardtop - $22.5K
Location: northern germany
56D500boy - 2020-09-26 11:05 PM
I am surprised that there is no D500 badge on the trunk, just the sides. Was that a 1959 D500 thing?
Yes, and if I owned one of these beauties, I couldn't move it fast enough to the trunk, also the ugly square gas tank door and the stupid straight pipe that runs thru the trunk would have to go. I would move the filler pipe to a taillight or the large chrome piece above. I love these cars but what were they thinking?
Posted 2020-10-07 11:31 PM (#604165 - in reply to #604157) Subject: RE: 59 Dodge D500 4 door hardtop - $22.5K
Location: The Mile High City
From the image, it looks like the canted base (with what looks like a home made flat gasket). Very, very unlikely that any 1959 Dodge should have come from the factory with a flat base, as that was early 1957 only.
Posted 2020-10-08 10:01 AM (#604180 - in reply to #603390) Subject: Re: 59 Dodge D500 4 door hardtop - $22.5K
Location: Milwaukee Wisconsin
I agree on the pitting of the antenna bases , but they are the 59 dodge style antennas not the flat bases style . Also that 4drht was restored back 2000. I talked to the gentleman selling the car . He also said all the chrome items of the back of the car were refurbished .
Posted 2020-10-08 4:16 PM (#604199 - in reply to #603390) Subject: Re: 59 Dodge D500 4 door hardtop - $22.5K
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Yes the pitting is bad on the antenna bases. Tail light and rear bumper were re-plated 20 years ago. Rest of chrome has the slight amount of “dotting”. Very solid car. Slight rust bubbles on bottom of drivers door. But rockers and quarters are solid seat fabric not original but looks good. Couldn’t tell you how it runs and drives though. The seller for the lady who owns it had the gas tank off and line disconnected and it needed a battery.
First I would do is change the wheels to spinners and white walls like it should have. Those knock offs are hideous and the back passenger side is missing the spokes.