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joshuajuliuswolf
Posted 2023-02-27 4:34 PM (#627909)
Subject: 61 Dodge Phoenix Convertible


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Looking for assistance decoding the tag on the 1961 Dodge Phoenix Convertible we're in the process of resurrecting. Car was heavily modified in the late 1960s but appears to have some interesting options. Looking to restore as close to original as we can. Any help will be appreciated:

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joshuajuliuswolf
Posted 2023-02-28 9:59 AM (#627931 - in reply to #627909)
Subject: Re: 61 Dodge Phoenix Convertible


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Here is a smaller image and a picture of the body tag.



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frwl
Posted 2023-02-28 3:29 PM (#627943 - in reply to #627909)
Subject: RE: 61 Dodge Phoenix Convertible


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VEHICLE NO.

5 – Dodge V8
3 – High Price Class – Dart Phoenix
1 – 1961 Model Year
2 – Hamtramck, Detroit, Michigan Assembly Plant
173018 – Consecutive Unit Number started 100001 and up

DATA PLATE

UPPER ROW

22 – order code 602 – Sold Car

MIDDLE ROW

A3 – order code 283 – Torqueflite Transmission
J2 – order code 302 – Accessory Group “Deluxe Radio Heater” included:
- 315 – Heater with Defroster
- 372 – Back Up Lights
- 383 – Left Outside Rear View Mirror with Remote Control
- 386 – Inside Prismatic Glare Proof Mirror
- 422 – Astrophonic Radio
K3 – order code 303 – Accessory Group “Convenience” included:
- 373 – Dome and Cargo Compartment Lights
- 374 – Parking Brake Warning Light
- 381 – Map Light
- 511 – Windshield Washer
- 512 – Variable Speed Windshield Wipers
M5 – order code 305 – Accessory Group “Appearance Deluxe” included:
- 299 – Electric Clock
- 413 – Rear Quarter Stone Shields
- 502 – Deluxe Wheel Covers
Q1 – order code 331 – Black Convertible Top Color
Y3 – no info yet

LOWER ROW

SO 0427 = Scheduled on April 27, 1961
NUMBER 0327 = probably 27th car built that day
BDY 535 = Dodge V8 (5), Dart Phoenix (3), Convertible (5)
TRM 425 = Red All-Vinyl Upholstery
PNT WW1 = originally Snow (White)




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