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peachcasino
Posted 2005-02-01 2:09 PM (#23234)
Subject: South Africa ForwardLook cars


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Found this site with some
forward Look cars on it, an a few strange looking ones.

http://www.dyna.co.za/cars.htm

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Kenny J.
Posted 2005-02-01 4:30 PM (#23246 - in reply to #23234)
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Thanks for the link. Swing by my photo album and take a look at that frame section. And see what else you may need.

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Kenny J.
Posted 2005-02-01 4:35 PM (#23247 - in reply to #23246)
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1963 DE SOTO??????? Based on the '60-'62 Lancer/Valiant?????!!!!!??????????????

http://www.dyna.co.za/cars/1963_DeSoto_Rebel_Front_Car.jpg

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58 DESOTOS RULE
Posted 2005-02-01 5:22 PM (#23249 - in reply to #23234)
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Lo how the mighty have fallen! It survived domestically until 1961 as a combination of Chrysler Windsor body and Dodge Dart interior; why not as a compact import? The 1960-62 Lancer was not very attractive choice though imho.
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Chrycoman
Posted 2005-02-06 3:15 PM (#23683 - in reply to #23247)
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And in 1962 Chrysler South Africa offered the DeSoto Diplomat - a 1962 Dodge Dart 440 sedan with DeSoto nameplates, etc. The Rebel appears to be based on leftover 1961 Dodge Lancers.

Another oddball I am trying to track down is the Canadian-built 1961-62 Dodge Lancer for export. It was a Valiant with a Lancer truck lid, Lancer nameplates and emblems. The grille, taillights, and dash were pure Valiant, with the except of the nameplates.

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slimwhitman
Posted 2009-08-17 3:27 PM (#185441 - in reply to #23234)
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Just wanted to make you aware of this brochure that recently sold on ebay. Only '62 DeSoto Rebel brochure I have ever seen on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150353178130&ru=...

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roadkillontheweb
Posted 2009-08-17 8:23 PM (#185459 - in reply to #23234)
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They also made the 62 Desoto Diplomat
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Fanbladeus
Posted 2009-08-17 8:52 PM (#185462 - in reply to #23234)
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Look at those shnazzy forward look hubcaps. Did they use them on anything else?
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roadkillontheweb
Posted 2009-08-17 9:38 PM (#185468 - in reply to #185462)
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Fanbladeus - 2009-08-17 7:52 PM

Look at those shnazzy forward look hubcaps. Did they use them on anything else?


The Australians had some real nice ones. You would probably have a lot better luck finding a set of them?



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slimwhitman
Posted 2009-08-17 11:41 PM (#185480 - in reply to #23234)
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Anyone have any clue how many of the '62 Rebel (Dodge Lancer) or Diplomat (Dodge Dart) were exported to S.Africa?
Was it in the hundreds or the thousands? And how many '63's??

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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2009-08-18 12:51 AM (#185483 - in reply to #185480)
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55-51 DeSoto = Potato salad

Post-61 DeSoto = Potato salad left out in the sun.

No thanks, ... I already ate.
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roadkillontheweb
Posted 2009-08-18 2:28 AM (#185491 - in reply to #185483)
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Doctor DeSoto - 2009-08-17 11:51 PM

55-51 DeSoto = Potato salad

Post-61 DeSoto = Potato salad left out in the sun.

No thanks, ... I already ate. :bleh:


how about the 71 Desoto then?
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Chrycoman
Posted 2009-08-18 3:43 AM (#185493 - in reply to #185480)
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slimwhitman - 2009-08-17 8:41 PM

Anyone have any clue how many of the '62 Rebel (Dodge Lancer) or Diplomat (Dodge Dart) were exported to S.Africa?
Was it in the hundreds or the thousands? And how many '63's??


To be precise, none.

The cars shipped to South Africa were recorded as Lancers and Darts in Detroit and were shipped CKD. In SA they were put together with DeSoto nameplates. Have yet to find out what serial numbers they were given, if they had special numbers.

As to how many Rebels and Diplomats rolled off the line, hundreds would perhaps be an overstatement.

The 1963 Rebel appears to be a 1961 Lancer, which would mean it was built from leftover cars. Chrysler Great Britain did that with 1934 Airflows - sold them as 1935 models and put an "L" (for 1935) in front of the British serial number. And for the few Airflows still leftover, CGB put an "M" on the serial number and sold them as 1936 models.

In 1969 Dodge Monacos were sold in South Africa as Chryslers while Australia sold Plymouth Fury models as Dodges.
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suburban61
Posted 2009-08-18 8:44 AM (#185504 - in reply to #185468)
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roadkillontheweb - 2009-08-17 9:38 PM

Fanbladeus - 2009-08-17 7:52 PM

Look at those shnazzy forward look hubcaps. Did they use them on anything else?


The Australians had some real nice ones. You would probably have a lot better luck finding a set of them?


well let the luck be on your side... this is the only wayfarer ute ive ever seen... i featured it in the club magazine, this year the spotlight for all chrysler day was 'commercial vehicle' this vehicle was one of two vehicles that got a 'most interesting commercial' trophy...

cheers adriana

ps... i absolutely adore this car! it is fabulous, i love the colour, i love the originality of it and i love the fact that no one else has one! they were also meant to have made wagons, but they must be as rare as hens teeth and i have never seen even seen a picture of one let alone the real deal... well at least i heard there were wagons made, maybe someone was pulling my leg...

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Powerflite
Posted 2009-08-19 10:30 PM (#185682 - in reply to #185504)
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Wow! That looks a lot like the '56 Dodge and Plymouth. It would be fun to make one if I had the skills to be successful.
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d500neil
Posted 2009-08-20 5:13 PM (#185751 - in reply to #23234)
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Some pic posting literate person should go back up here, and post Slim's ebay brochure images, here, or else those
images will be discarded by Evilpay (very soon, apparently, based upon the auction date) and they will have been lost,
forever.






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suburban61
Posted 2009-08-20 6:57 PM (#185773 - in reply to #23234)
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