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Posted 2018-10-26 1:03 PM (#572406)
Subject: Twins Separated at Birth??


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Location: Lower Mainland BC
While cruising the net for things 56 Dodge late yesterday afternoon (it was raining out and I couldn't work on my car outside), I found an advert for a 56 Dodge D500 Custom Royal Sedan that is the same colours as mine. It is being sold in South Carolina. It might be the same one that was in Springfield Mass as late as last May, I don't know. What was interesting is they posted the data plate. Looks like an LA plant plate and it if so, it was built 3 days after my car (i.e. May 18th vs May 15th, 1956). I have left a message with the seller to confirm whether the VIN starts with 35 = Detroit or 42 = LA. I think I see the "Jubilee" horns which were an LA plant thing (vs. the shorter Spartan horns), so there is a good chance that it is an LA car.

UPDATE: Called the seller in South Carolina again. It is the Springfield Mass car. Its VIN starts with "42" so it *IS* an LA built-car as I suspected. So very nearly a twin to mine from the same line.

For refreshers, here is my car last September:

And from around 1990 when it was first imported into Canada from Washington state:

My car's data plate:

Now the SC car and its data plate (and then the two data plates together):

Edited by 56D500boy 2018-10-26 4:05 PM





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