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The WPC Club, Inc.                          Mopar Logo
             Plymouth, Dodge, Fargo, DeSoto, Chrysler, Imperial, Maxwell, Chalmers,  
                                         Jeep and Eagle & related Automobiles.    
All Mopar /  All Years /  All Models     

 

If you are a WPC National Member and would like to have a photo and write up of your car displayed here please e-mail me one or two photos
and a write up describing your car.    Keep the photos to a reasonable size. . 
Take note of the amazing variety of cars in our club,  
from  1920's to 1970's  Muscle and later !
 Please send me your name & membership # along with the photos.

                                                                                Scroll down for photos of members cars.       

 

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Larry Zappone , Woodinville,  WA.
1956 DeSoto Adventurer

1956 DeSoto Adventurer - 320 horsepower hemi with dual 4 bbl Carter WCFBs,  and a demonstrated top speed of 144 mph (not by me!).  This was DeSoto's equivalent to the Chrysler 300B, Dodge D-500, and the Plymouth Fury, and was available in six exclusive color combinations of white & gold, black & gold, or black and white, with a gold & tweed interior to match.  Only 996 Adventurers were built, in a single two week run.  This car is equipped with the optional HighWay HiFi 16 rpm record player, the InstantAire gasoline heater, and the 16 jewel Benrus self winding steering wheel watch.  I have owned my Adventurer for almost 30 years - restoration was completed in 1990.
Larry Zappone , Woodinville,  WA.  
1956 DeSoto Pace Car Convertible

1956 DeSoto Indianapolis Pace Car convertible - When DeSoto was awarded the job of pacing the 1956 Indy 500 mile race, a Fireflite convertible was decked out in the Adventurer's exclusive color and trim package to do the honors.  An estimated 200-300 were also built for sale to the general public.    Two cars were prepared for the actual race (one as a backup), and it is highly probable that these were equipped with the 320 hp Adventurer engine in lieu of the standard 255 hp hemi.  Pat Flaherty won the race and was awarded the actual Pace Car.  This car was acquired in 1994,  restoration was completed in 2002, and it's first showing was the WPC fall show in Victoria, B.C.

Mel Shotten owner
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1960 Chrysler Windsor,  Mel Shotten
Cincinnati, Ohio    
 I grew up in Detroit and my father bought Chryslers.  When he was trading in his 1956 Windsor four door in 1960, I begged him to go to a new Windsor convertible.  I thought it might help me with the girls when I was a senior in high school.  Well he did buy one for his only child—and it did help with the girls (although not as much as I hoped).  Then I went out of town for college, but returned for the next summer.  One day my father dropped the Chrysler off at a neighborhood gas station for an oil change and asked me to pick it up after I got back from my summer job.  When I walked over to the station, there were police cars and lots of red accident tape.  When I looked for my beloved convertible, I saw it upside down in the demolished station, totally crushed.  Evidently, the serviceman had placed the hoist wrong—without properly adjusting the movable arms--and the car had slipped off, caught on the front of the engine block, swung around, entirely destroyed one of the brick and glass wall of the station, and then landed upside down, virtually totaled.  My father blamed me for the whole mess—i.e. it would not have happened if he had not been weak in buying me that damned convertible—and promptly went out and bought a Pontiac sedan.  

This past January when by chance a friend interested in Detroit Iron told me there was an eBay ad for a 1960 Windsor located in Arizona which looked great, seemed rust free and had a claimed 48,000 original miles on it.  When to cut a long story short, I called the owner in Arizona, bought the car (with a considerable leap of faith since I did not have it inspected) and had it shipped to then-wintery Ohio.

 

1960 Chrysler Saratoga, Ian & Shannon Smale,
Victoria, BC , Canada - a Pacific Island paradise 

I sold our 1962 Chrysler 300-Sport after 26 years and bought this in June 2008.  This is a rust free, Southern California car and spent its entire life in L.A until I bought it.  It is well optioned with
power steering, power brakes, power windows, 6-way power swivel seats, Solex Glass, with top tint on front and rear glass, deluxe padded steering wheel with clear lucite rim, Mirror-Matic (automatic-dipping rear view mirror), flight-sweep deck lid, rear bumper guards, body side color sweep, dual fender mirrors with left remote control, Golden-Tone AM radio, and aftermarket Mark-IV A/C under dash. The car has a Golden Lion 383 with a Carter four barrel carb.    . Album of the car


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1960 Chrysler New Yorker convertible
Francois Maugin, France

My 1960 Chrysler New Yorker is the only one of this type in France in this condition. I found it under an amount of cartons in a garage. It was not in glorious conditions and it took me several years to have it usable.


 

1959 Plymouth  Belvedere,  Don Mack & Marg Hudak,  Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

In the spring of 1959 at the age of 19, I purchased my first new car, a 1958
Iceberg White Plymouth Belvedere, 2 Dr.HT, black and red interior, 313 CID (Canadian) 3 Sp TF, push button. Four years later it was traded off, never to be seen again. Over the passing years I had often thought of finding that car or one similar.
 
Fast forward to 2006, many years after working in the oil patch I decided to retire.
In need of a hobby, I began again looking for that particular Plymouth. In 2007 I saw
an ad on eBay "For Sale: 1959 Plymouth Belvedere, Iceberg White,
all original, 60,000 miles, no rust. I knew I had to have it. Over the next couple of weeks I studied all the pictures. and connected with the seller in Tennessee. He assured me the car definitely was an original. In the last minutes of bidding I added another $100.00, Low and behold my screen litup "The item is yours. Please pay now".
 
So began our journey with "Belle". She had been in storage from 1970 to 2005 so needless to say there were issues that needed attention; brakes, seals, exhaust system, and driveline.  These were all attended to with love and pride.
Since then we have attended many shows and meets, both in Canada and in the States. To this day we are keeping busy in our retirement years.   
The photo shows 'Belle' in front of Medicine Hat's land mark Teepee ,standing 215 feet high, situated on sacred land.

Feller

1950 Chrysler Windsor Newport Highlander.
 Don Feller, 
Portland Oregon  

“Winnie the New” has been in our family since 1978 and came with only 60K miles and still is in mostly original condition.  Today at 81K miles she is ready for more touring.  She has been treated to a paint job & new front seat in 1978, and wire wheels recently.  She has faithfully taken us to Victoria, BC three times already as well as many tours in the north west. “Winnie” began life in L.A on Aug 15, 1950 and resided in Portland ever since.  I took my driver’s exam at 16 in a ’50 Windsor and always appreciated the ‘fluid drive’, despite never being able to ‘burn some rubber’.

 

1949  Dodge D-32 C Special Deluxe four door sedan (Canadian Production)

Paul Jenkins   Charlottetown,  Prince Edward Island

I purchased this Automobile as the second owner from W.G.Barbour Ltd,the local
Chrysler/Dodge dealer here on Prince Edward Island in 1968 .
I added an exterior sun visor and other Mopar accessories, presently the car
has about 43000 original miles and is an exceptional solid and dependable driver.
The car is driven every year during our short summer season and spends seven months
each year in storage up on jacks .
This Canadian model Dodge is about exactly the same as the American built
Plymouth ,basically only the grill is different .. 
  

60 Dodge Phoenix Jack Wrinkles
57 Dodge Wagon Jack Wrinkles
1960 Dodge Dart Phoenix Convertible
Jack Wrinkles, Clio, Michigan


My 60 Phoenix is still mostly original.It is a 4 BBL,2 speed car that I have changed over to a dual quad set up

1957 Dodge Suburban
Jack Wrinkles, Clio, Michigan


I have also done a little work to my 57 Suburban but except for the wheels and tires it is back to original. No PS or PB on the wagon just a 325 3 speed push button.
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 1957 Chrysler 300-C   - 2009 photo  - still wearing its original paint and upholstery.

John & Arlys Chesnutt,  Portland Oregon.         "  Today " 

John and Arlys were married in July 1959,  and celebrated their 50th anniversary July 2009.   John dated Arlys in this car in 1958.  They brought their babies home from the hospital in this car. 

" Before the girl, there was the car. And now, after more than 50 years of twists and turns, the girl and the car remain at the heart of a love story".   See the full  story and video here

 
 1957 Chrysler 300-C    -  1958 photo

John & Arlys Chesnutt,  Portland Oregon.       " The Early Days "

" Before the girl, there was the car. And now, after more than 50 years of twists and turns, the girl and the car remain at the heart of a love story".   See the full  story and video here

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