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Deluxe Club Coupe, Lindsay McKenzie, New Zealand
I gave this car a full ground
up restoration from a very badly rusted car completing the
restoration in March 2003 . After the war we only got sedans
sold in New Zealand . Any coupes or convertibles that did
made it here were private imports so very few made it here .
Mine was imported used from USA in 1948 and very roughly
converted to RHD.
My father owned a Plymouth bodied Dodge when I was a kid and
that gave me the desire to own a coupe one day . I ended up
buying his old car to use as a donor car .
1935 Plymouth Deluxe Sports
Roadster . Lindsay
McKenzie, New Zealand
The body was built by
TJ Richards , Adelaide , Australia and that is why it a
roadster and not a convertible coupe as in USA and ones sold
in New Zealand. I bought this car off a friend . It was not
running when I got it but got it running , rebuilt the
brakes, etc so it is drivable but to get it reregistered
warrant of fitness to be able to legally drive it I will
have to restore it . I believe it is the only one in NZ . I
do not have any history on the car .
1957 Hudson Hornet Custom sedan, Lindsay McKenzie, New Zealand
1 of only 10 factory
built RHD units exported from USA and 1 of only 3 sold in
New Zealand new . Only 232 Hudsons had this colour scheme .
Previous owner repainted it in its factory colours, rebuilt
the engine & automatic transmission .
1967 Chrysler Newport convertible
- In 1989, I obtained
a '67 Newport convertible via a straight across
trade for a'66 300 coupe that I had.. Of course
there were attendant rust issues and I arranged to
have the body work and painting done to address
these. The next day the body man phoned me and let
me know that there was major rust through where
the front spring shackled attached to the body and
advised me that the cost to fix this was beyond the
value of the car.; He did inform me that he knew of
- another '67 convert.
I went to see this one and subsequently purchased it
and with much dismay proceeded to part out the
original convert. Convert #2 came with factory disk
brakes as well as the bucket seat/buddy seat option.
The original 383 was severely cracked and I replaced
it with a 440 TNT setup. Over the years,
improvements have been done to make it a good daily
driver and we have been all over the place
with it. Of course, the old gal has a serious
drinking problem but at least she is dependable and
stays where she is parked.
1946 Chrysler Town & Country
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
I purchased this Catalina tan
colored chariot in 1968 and it is reported to have been the
127th made that year . I drove from Prince Edward Island
Canada 700 miles to Boston, Mass. where I purchased it from an
executor of a deceased second owner who had it advertised in
Hemmings. This automobile came from the factory equipped with
push button radio, twin spot and fog lights and heaters,
chrome luggage rack hydramatic transmission & fluid
coupling with a flat head 6 cylinder engine .I added the
Fulton exterior sun visor & other Chrysler accessories during
my over forty years of ownership. The car is perpetually
antique licensed and driven on Canadian & sometimes US
highways during the summer months, built & sold in the USA
only and cost approximately $3000.00 new from Chrysler
dealerships . In the opinion of many, including myself
having owned over 100 vehicles during my lifetime ,this Town &
Country is one of the better built ,durable automobiles ever
manufactured by Chrysler or any other Corporation.
|1942 DeSoto Fifth Avenue
The 5th Avenue
was a package deal where all available factory options were installed
one price, considerably lower than the sum total of individual
options. This included fender skirts, push button
special 5th Avenue Badging on radio speaker grille and hood ID,
signals, parking brake warning light, electric antenna, special
dispensing steering wheel hub, lighter, electric clock, 4
hydraulic transmission with fluid drive, white plastic trim rings on
to simulate whitewall tires, chrome plated stoplight
and various other items not to mention a translucent lighted hood
The car also has a special Sportsman Highlander Plaid
The hidden headlights are a real novel design idea and only used for
models. It is powered by a 236 CID flathead 6
engine. It is a pleasure to drive and lives up to its tag
of the “smartest designed car of 1942”.
|Ralph and Barbara
Sheffield Lake, OHio
1970 Plymouth Superbird
|Jon and Patty Carson
Chrysler Newport Hardtop Wagon
It is now on the road
as a daily driver. I have replaced the exhaust, tires and wheels,
brakes, shocks and gas tank. Other wise the only repiars were the
dash gauges and lighting, and a thorough cleaning and buff job.
The car was parked in 1965 and has only 51000 miles and no rust
anywhere. It is making losing the Saratoga easier!
Jon Carson Fenders and Fins
|1979 Dodge Lil Red
|1941 Plymouth P11.
Woody and Sandy
1966 Dodge Charger / numbers matching car
build date December 3rd 1965 sold by Carl Burger Dodge
I imported the car to Australia in 2010
Kallaroo Western Australia
1959 Dodge Custom Royal
Had this one since 1999
big block (361) power
Kallaroo Western Australia
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