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1975 Dodge Coronet Crestwood Dambrosio
1975 Dodge Coronet Crestwood Wagon, 
Michael Bonkowski  - Livonia, MI

My late parents purchased her back in July, 1978 in Hot Springs, AK when our RV broke down and we had to get home.  Being that my family was die-hard FoMoCo, it was an oddity in a house full of Fords and Mercurys.   By 1985, I was a senior in high school and I needed a car to drive.  Well, my dad gave me my first car, this actual car.  I drove it a few weeks and complained about driving a 10 year old “wagon” in high school.  Little did I know that complaint would save her!    It was parked in a friend’s field for the next 10-12 years before thoughts of restoring it and driving her in the Woodward Dream Cruise.  How hard can restoring a wagon be??  Starting with rusted metal, standing water & algae in the interior, I began the process.  Now 20+ years, 4 parts cars and two restorations later, one being a ground up, she looks great.    I’ve been stopped at gas stations and strangers have asked to just sit in my car since they remember someone they grew up with had a car just like that.   At shows, people drag their kids over and show them the third seat and say “That’s where I sat growing up with your Aunt/Uncle”.  Even modern kids get a kick out of the rear facing seat.  She’s been in several newspaper articles and in the documentary “Wagonmasters-The Movie” as well as other local appearances.  Being the top trim level of the Coronet wagon line, it’s odd that she only has a 318 engine, but I’ve kept her stock (except for a change from vinyl to cloth seats) and only added items that would have been available as an option on the car, such as the Rallye wheels.  Only concession to the modern world is the A/C refrigerant. She may not be a muscle car but she is rare and quite fun to drive.  My daughter has already asked to drive it.   But not till she’s older and well trained!

1956 Plymouth Savoy,  Mark Dambrosio,  Orange County CA.

When I was 18 I had in 1956 Plymouth Savoy 2 door hardtop 273 v8 2 barrel pushbutton TorqueFlite 2 speed. Fast forward to today and in 30 years I have not seen another in person until about a month ago when at a local museum I saw this car... and long story short worked out a deal to get it. It is an ex Harrah's collection car. I have all the documentation...
the broadcast sheets... the build sheet from the Chrysler Historic Society.... and a volume compiled from the National Auto Museum ie the Harrah's collection. It is a 27,000 miles original survivor that did spend many of her years on display but it is 100% original paint and interior. Now that I own her I feel like I'm a custodian of Americana and History but I do plan on showing the car and letting the judges decide. it is already won two best in shows in the unrestored category.
Roehl krein
1940 Chrysler Windsor
Matthias Roehl,  Roedinghausen, Germany

I purchased this 1940 Chrysler C25 Windsor at Hershey show in 2003 from a private person who sold the car on behalf of an old lady from Rahway, PA. She was first owner, the mileage was 35.000 miles on the clock.    The body and mechanics on the car was in very, very good shape, although the interior was rotten and the mice had build nests inside.    I disassembled the major parts like doors, fenders, hood and trunk door for restoration. All new old style safety glass was done. The body got a new paint, but very near to original tone in silk gray. RAL tone  7044 matches perfectly.    No frame off restoration was necessary, all is extremely straight and no rust was on this car. Only some dents and very much faded and chalked paint.  Right now I am assembling the interior. That has been renewed in dark blue and I hope to finish the car for the "big" Germany Chrysler meeting in Datteln, Germany in August 2006.
1933 Dodge DP Deluxe Sedan
 John Krein
Apalachin, NY

The "deluxe" designation  signifies the dual external horns, the dual sidemount spare wheels, the second windshield wiper, and the second tail light. The trunk (and trunk rack) were also optional. Mine also has a 1933 Philco radio (car came wired for it) and a Trico  vacuum-operated defroster fan. The fan and the radio head mount on the steering column, while the main radio box was connected to the head via control cables, and mounted under the dash on  the firewall. This car configuration and these options are the same as the car my father owned when I was a small child, except his car had wooden wheels.

It is now about 99.9% restored, and driven about 1000 miles a year, with 51,600 miles on the odometer. It cruises comfortably at 55 mph. A great joy to own and drive!
bowman Olavsrud
1963 Imperial Crown Convertible

Richard Bowman,
Kalamazoo, Michigan
1955 Desoto Firedome Sportsman

Kjartan Olavsrud

Norway

zangari Eggertsson

1931 Chrysler CM Roadster.
Paul Zangari

This 1931 CM roadster was found in Quebec by a fellow New England collector in the mid 1980s; he sold it to me shortly after bringing it home. All there and running, only one brake piston was moving when I got it! A complete brake rebuild, radiator and fuel-tank boil-out, oil-pan cleaning, new top and a set of tires, and my uncle & I drove from Rhode Island to Hershey and back. That was a while ago. It’s currently under a bunch of stuff in my garage but I hope to return to the road by this time next year!

1979 Chrysler LeBaron Medallion - Fridrik R. Eggertsson,  Iceland      
This car was originally scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia but for some reason ended on a 
layover place in Germany. From that place it was bought by the Chrysler
dealership in Iceland about a year later along with several other LeBaron cars.
This car was first registered in Iceland in July 1980. The build sheet of the
car registers a build date of 13th. of December 1978 at the St. Louis, Missouri
plant. This car came with well equipped with power windows, power driver's
seat, power trunk lid release, remote controlled door mirrors. It also had T-Bar
roof as well as the E-58 360 cu.in. four barrel engine rated at 195 hp.
According to mr. Galen V. Govier only 556 of those cars were made with the E-58
engine and only 860 had the T-Bar roof so the question remains how many had
both?

horton horton
1949 Dodge Wayfarer Roadster
Ross and Annie Horton,  Whidbey Island, WA


The 1949 Dodge roadster I obtained from a Lady In Oregon who was the 2nd and 4th owner.  It ran well enough to drive home (about 300 mi.)  I spent the Winter of 1997 refreshing it and It has been a consisted prize winner.  The 1949 Dodge Wayfarer roadster was a true roadster as it has no side windows.  It uses side curtains.   

The roadster was part of the Wayfarer line and was built on 115" wheelbase. The Meadowbrook and Coronet lines were on 123 1/2" W.B.  You could also order this body with roll up windows for $35 more.  The car listed at $1727 which was about $100 less than Ford or Chevy. rag tops.

1949 Plymouth Suburban
Ross and Annie Horton,  Whidbey Island, WA

The 1949 Suburban is Annie's grocery getter.  I located this one in Indiana May of 2004.  Took it for a test drive and again drove it home.  2400 mi. this time and no problems.  This car has had a paint job, rechromed bumpers and the front seat cushions re done the rest is as I bought it plus a little soap and water.

The 1949 Plymouth Suburban was the first all steel station wagon from Chrysler Corp.   It was part of the Deluxe line which was built on a 111" wheelbase.   The Special Deluxe line was on a 118 1/2" W.B. The Suburban listed for $1840.
Ross Horton

 

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