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56D500boy
Posted 2018-11-30 8:48 PM (#574446)
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These two:

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Space Trukin Wagon
Posted 2018-11-30 10:15 PM (#574452 - in reply to #574446)
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The one on the right, “1950’s Chrysler” is a good general reference book.
It has individual sections for Chrysler, Dodge, Desoto, Plymouth & Imperial models subdivided by the year.

Each section pulls most of the information from factory brochures & focuses on the year to year design changes / updates. Though the info is not overly detailed or in-depth. Along with photos - original factory & restored cars, almost all in color.
Also includes charts with production numbers for each model year.

Hope this helps.
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The Adventurer
Posted 2018-12-01 1:35 AM (#574462 - in reply to #574446)
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The 50s Chrysler book is amazing , but has many mistakes .
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wizard
Posted 2018-12-01 4:41 AM (#574463 - in reply to #574446)
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Dave, the standard catalog of 1950 Chryslers is very nice, but there's some errors

Nice to have;

Standard Catalog of Chrysler 1924-1990 ISBN 087341142-0
The Complete History Of Chrysler Corporation 1924 - 1985 ISBN 0-88176-200-8
Chrysler ISBN 0-7603-0695-8

Must have;

The Postwar Years Chrysler & Imperial ISBN 0-87938-034-9 (Very rare)
The Doge Story ISBN 0-912612-07-X
Virgil Exner - Visoneer ISBN 978-1-84584-118-8
70 Years Of Chrysler ISBN 0-912612-06-1


Should you find the Postwar Years, buy it on sight.


Now you have a nice wishing list for Christmas
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mstrug
Posted 2018-12-01 5:10 AM (#574464 - in reply to #574446)
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https://www.thriftbooks.com/browse/?b.search=Virgil%20Exner%20-%20Vi...
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wizard
Posted 2018-12-01 5:17 AM (#574465 - in reply to #574446)
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0879380349/ref=tmm_hrd_new_o...

https://www.amazon.com/Dodge-story-Crestline-auto-books/dp/091261207...
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GaryS
Posted 2018-12-01 6:40 PM (#574492 - in reply to #574446)
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I don't have either of the books mentioned in the original post, but I have The Dodge Story. It is a good book with hundreds of pictures, but all in black and white. The book is organized by years, so it's easy to find whatever you're looking for.

I also have Dodge 100 Years, written by Matt DeLorenzo, and published by Quatro Publishing Group. Great color photos, but not very well organized and not much Forward Look.
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-04 3:42 PM (#574636 - in reply to #574446)
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56D500boy - 2018-11-30 8:48 PM

These two:



Bought those two today plus the 46-85 Dodge Identification guide. Total for all three was $42 (50% off sale).

Beware of blatant errors. Doesn't anybody use fact checkers?

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