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Posted 2017-10-05 9:51 PM (#549849)
Subject: 1956 Chrylser St Regis


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Looked at a 1956 Chrysler St Regis at the Hershey Car Corral

Fully restored, AACA Junior and Senior winner, asking $49.500

Car is black top/red upper body/white lower body

Seller said there were 12 available color combinations for the St Regis. Is that true? I can get 6 combinations out of red/white/black, was there another 3 color choice available?

Seller also said that the red for black/red/white was different than the one for black/white/red????
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CaprockClassics
Posted 2017-10-05 10:12 PM (#549853 - in reply to #549849)
Subject: Re: 1956 Chrylser St Regis



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I was pretty sure you could get any color combination possible? I mean, special ordered of course. Sounds more like a seller trying to talk up their car to make it appear more rare and valuable.

I mean, if you want to talk about rare cars, I have an all original 1956 Chrysler St Regis that was special ordered with almost every option and XXX trim options, so anything is possible.

~Peter

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CaprockClassics
Posted 2017-10-05 10:14 PM (#549854 - in reply to #549849)
Subject: RE: 1956 Chrylser St Regis



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Here's mine, all original, fully verified by Chrysler Historical as being a custom ordered and built car at the factory:




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Posted 2017-10-05 10:20 PM (#549855 - in reply to #549849)
Subject: RE: 1956 Chrylser St Regis


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I've got one that is pink/black/white. Pink lower, black upper, white roof
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Posted 2017-10-05 10:53 PM (#549856 - in reply to #549855)
Subject: RE: 1956 Chrylser St Regis



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Here is the 56 St. Regis I saw several times in the Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach areas in late April/early May of this year:



Why does this one have an Imperial Front clip? That was an option?





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CaprockClassics
Posted 2017-10-05 11:10 PM (#549859 - in reply to #549856)
Subject: Re: 1956 Chrylser St Regis



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That's part of the special ordered trim package. Its a 300B Hood(no ornament), and imperial front valance. All factory done. Also has full Imperial interior.

Fully verified and documented, and no plans to sell.
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Posted 2017-10-06 11:15 PM (#549914 - in reply to #549859)
Subject: Re: 1956 Chrylser St Regis



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The 1956 Chrysler, in the U.S., offered 20 single tone colours, added 2 new colours in the Spring that were used only on two tones, had 162 two-tone combinations and 9 three-tone.

The three-tone combinations were -

#301 - Roof - Stardust Blue; above contour moulding - Cloud White; below contour moulding - Mediterranean Blue Metallic
#302 - Roof - Turquoise; above contour moulding - Surf Green Metallic; below contour moulding - Glacier Blue
#304 - Roof - Hunter Green Metallic; above contour moulding - Cloud White; below contour moulding - Surf Green Metallic
#305 - Roof - Raven Black; above contour moulding - Grey Metallic; below contour moulding - Satin Grey Metallic
#306 - Roof - Raven Black; above contour moulding - Sand Dune Beige; below contour moulding - Rosewood Tan
#307 - Roof - Cloud White; above contour moulding - Desert Rose; below contour moulding - Raven Black
#308 - Roof - Raven Black; above contour moulding - Geranium Red; below contour moulding - Cloud White
#309 - Roof - Raven Black; above contour moulding - Cloud White; below contour moulding - Regimental Red
#310 - Roof - Cloud White; above contour moulding - Raven Black; below contour moulding - Nugget Gold Metallic

Chrysler offered two reds - Geranium Red (light); and Regimental Red (dark).

Attached is the colour chart for the U.S.-built Chrysler.







(1956 Chrysler - Ditzler - 5604a.jpg)



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56D500boy
Posted 2017-10-07 1:05 AM (#549918 - in reply to #549859)
Subject: Re: 1956 Chrylser St Regis



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CaprockClassics - 2017-10-05 11:10 PM That's part of the special ordered trim package. Its a 300B Hood(no ornament), and imperial front valance. All factory done. Also has full Imperial interior.


Interesting. Your's has the Imperial/300B Grill but the New Yorker front marker/signal lights and bumper. It looks like there were three different bumpers in addition to three different types of marker/signal lights.





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56D500boy
Posted 2017-10-07 9:36 AM (#549926 - in reply to #549914)
Subject: Re: 1956 Chrylser St Regis



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Chrycoman - 2017-10-06 11:15 PM

The 1956 Chrysler, in the U.S., offered 20 single tone colours, added 2 new colours in the Spring that were used only on two tones, had 162 two-tone combinations and 9 three-tone.

The three-tone combinations were -

#301 - Roof - Stardust Blue; above contour moulding - Cloud White; below contour moulding - Mediterranean Blue Metallic
#302 - Roof - Turquoise; above contour moulding - Surf Green Metallic; below contour moulding - Glacier Blue
#304 - Roof - Hunter Green Metallic; above contour moulding - Cloud White; below contour moulding - Surf Green Metallic
#305 - Roof - Raven Black; above contour moulding - Grey Metallic; below contour moulding - Satin Grey Metallic
#306 - Roof - Raven Black; above contour moulding - Sand Dune Beige; below contour moulding - Rosewood Tan
#307 - Roof - Cloud White; above contour moulding - Desert Rose; below contour moulding - Raven Black
#308 - Roof - Raven Black; above contour moulding - Geranium Red; below contour moulding - Cloud White
#309 - Roof - Raven Black; above contour moulding - Cloud White; below contour moulding - Regimental Red
#310 - Roof - Cloud White; above contour moulding - Raven Black; below contour moulding - Nugget Gold Metallic

Chrysler offered two reds - Geranium Red (light); and Regimental Red (dark).

Attached is the colour chart for the U.S.-built Chryslers.


Too bad this photo doesn't show more sides like the St. Regis Brochure rendering (with the midget driving)





Edited by 56D500boy 2017-10-07 9:40 AM
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imopar380
Posted 2017-10-07 12:54 PM (#549931 - in reply to #549918)
Subject: Re: 1956 Chrylser St Regis



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A WPC member / friend of mine in Vancouver, WA owns this one.



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56D500boy
Posted 2017-10-07 1:39 PM (#549936 - in reply to #549931)
Subject: Re: 1956 Chrylser St Regis



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imopar380 - 2017-10-07 12:54 PM
A WPC member / friend of mine in Vancouver, WA owns this one.


I saw that one in your WPC Tacoma photos. Beautiful. I think the 56 St. Regis is my favourite FL car. Period.

Lucky guy.

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mopar37287
Posted 2017-10-09 11:11 AM (#550028 - in reply to #549849)
Subject: RE: 1956 Chrylser St Regis


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My St. Regis is Stardust Blue/Cloud White/Mediterranean Blue. I think it's interesting that the whole car is painted Stardust, then masked off to paint the whole lower white, so from the white on down, she's all three colors.
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Posted 2017-10-09 11:50 AM (#550030 - in reply to #550028)
Subject: RE: 1956 Chrylser St Regis



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mopar37287 - 2017-10-09 11:11 AM
My St. Regis is Stardust Blue/Cloud White/Mediterranean Blue. I think it's interesting that the whole car is painted Stardust, then masked off to paint the whole lower white, so from the white on down, she's all three colors.


And therefore you need to post a photo of your lovely car.

Hints on photo posting: http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=64340&...

#301 - Roof - Stardust Blue; above contour moulding - Cloud White; below contour moulding - Mediterranean Blue Metallic







(56ChryslerPaintCodes.jpg)



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Posted 2017-10-21 12:13 AM (#550733 - in reply to #549854)
Subject: RE: 1956 Chrylser St Regis


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CaprockClassics - 2017-10-05 9:14 PM

Here's mine, all original, fully verified by Chrysler Historical as being a custom ordered and built car at the factory:
That is not a St Regis.............................MO
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imopar380
Posted 2017-10-21 10:18 PM (#550772 - in reply to #549849)
Subject: Re: 1956 Chrylser St Regis



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Re - the one with the Imperial front end and interior - unless the current owner has additional documentation,
this car was discussed here a number of years ago when it was on an auction, and at that time Chrysler Historical
could not verify it had been built that way from factory.
Here is the discussion thread on the car from 2013

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=39393&...

Edited by imopar380 2017-10-21 10:38 PM
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Highball57
Posted 2017-11-11 12:13 PM (#552039 - in reply to #550772)
Subject: Re: 1956 Chrylser St Regis



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imopar380 - 2017-10-21 10:18 PM

Re - the one with the Imperial front end and interior - unless the current owner has additional documentation,
this car was discussed here a number of years ago when it was on an auction, and at that time Chrysler Historical
could not verify it had been built that way from factory.
Here is the discussion thread on the car from 2013

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=39393&...



Odd that the same image used in the 2011 sale at the beginning of that topic is used again here.

Doctor DeSoto, this sounds like a job for Buck Futz! A singing telegram should reach him, even if he's in the wild on another Spam hunt.
The last known address:

Buck N. Futz III
Sr. Analyst, South Dakota Broccoli Board
Persident, Am. Duct Tape Council

I believe Buck gets his correspondence forwarded by Señor Analyst of the SDBB (who also serves as his official translator), so send a hard copy en español, por favor.

Please include the secret code: N56*8976 NE5717587
The code ensures that Buck (and Señor Analyst) will know the query is legitimate.

TG

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