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56D500boy
Posted 2018-10-20 4:37 PM (#572071 - in reply to #570107)
Subject: Re: DaveFs 1956 Dodge Custom Royal D-500



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Wow. D55Dave from Penticton BC just posted these photos of my car. Probably taken at an car show in around 1990 in Richmond BC after it was bought at auction in Seattle around 1988 and brought up to New Westminster in 1988 by the fellow I bought the car from in Sept 2106 (well actually his wife, the fellow at Alzheimer's by then)

It was beautiful back in 1990, before it lived in a highrise basement under a polypropylene tarp for 25 plus years. Sad. Brings a tear to my eye.

I am just bringing it back to about that condition now (After a lot of work).



Edited by 56D500boy 2018-10-20 8:09 PM




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56D500boy
Posted 2018-10-27 8:33 PM (#572494 - in reply to #572071)
Subject: Re: DaveFs 1956 Dodge Custom Royal D-500



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56D500boy - 2018-10-20 4:37 PM

Wow. D55Dave from Penticton BC just posted these photos of my car. Probably taken at an car show in around 1990 in Richmond BC after it was bought at auction in Seattle around 1988 and brought up to New Westminster in 1988 by the fellow I bought the car from in Sept 2106 (well actually his wife, the fellow at Alzheimer's by then)


A couple of corrections:

1. D55Dave is from Kelowna, not Penticton BC (my bad).
2. The "car show" was probably an auction in Richmond BC circa 1990 (D55Dave is going to try an pin down the date).
3. The photos are from that auction and have nothing to do with Seattle.

Here is the placard that came with my car, probably from that auction.

Several errors on the placard:

For example, the pistons are still flat tops, the D500 was NOT the Indy Pace car (ever), it might have been a fast production car in 1956 (more hp than even a 2 x 4 bbl Corvette) and the California Highway Patrol loved them in 1956 but that would not be true for 10 years, the seat belts that came in the car were NOT factory (aftermarket), and I am not sure about the "never smashed". (I think there was a light hit at the right front at some point). Not much rust (one or two perforations that I have found and at least one of the outer rockers was replaced).





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