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Old 06-02-2019, 02:49 PM   #21
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And Jim wasn't 1958 the year that the four headlights were introduced? I remember thinking that was so cool. We had a 1963 Dodge sedan that had the quad lights but vertical where most were horizontal.
Yeah that was the year. My parents had just bought an end of model year 1957 Chieftain and the dealership loaned them a dark blue 1958 Bonneville while they got their car ready. It was gorgeous! I still don't know why the Canadians got the Parisienne and we didn't.
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Old 06-02-2019, 03:59 PM   #22
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I still don't know why the Canadians got the Parisienne and we didn't.
That was back when U.S. and Canadian auto production was separate, and GM made local variations for the Canadian market (to suit local tastes), but you didn't miss anything. An early Parisienne is essentially a U.S.-market Chevy Impala; later it was a Pontiac Bonneville, and eventually a Chevy Caprice.
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That was back when U.S. and Canadian auto production was separate, and GM made local variations for the Canadian market (to suit local tastes), but you didn't miss anything. An early Parisienne is essentially a U.S.-market Chevy Impala; later it was a Pontiac Bonneville.
In 1958 I think the Parisienne had a shorter wheelbase than the Bonneville with more chrome. I would not mind having a 1958 Impala.
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Our 1959 Meteor drew quite a crowd outside a diner in Nebraska. It sure looked like a Ford, but then it didn't.
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I got a kick out of how Chevy struggled to find an alliterative name for their models and then Toyota came along and had no problem with "C" names.
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I got a kick out of how Chevy struggled to find an alliterative name for their models and then Toyota came along and had no problem with "C" names.
And some of those "C" names disappeared. Remember the Corona and the Crown?
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And some of those "C" names disappeared. Remember the Corona and the Crown?
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Growing up in the mountains of Colorado back in the 1960's and 70's, an old Dodge Power Wagon with an A-frame snow plow mounted on the front was a welcome sight after a heavy snow. The County Road & Bridge crew would keep the main mail delivery routes and school bus routes open, then ranchers with Power Wagon snow plows would open up most of the other roads and driveways for the elderly. It was just the neighborly thing to do back then.
While in high school, and the first couple of years of college I worked on an estate in Westchester county (NY). We had a 1948 or so Dodge Power Wagon with a dump bed & winch that was used for many things, including plowing a couple of miles of private road in the estate. It was a beast! One of our games with it was to see how long we could go without ever touching the clutch (except for the start). Pick just the right slope & you could go from 1st to reverse (and back) without grinding.

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I'm gonna try to link this report on the 2020 EcoDiesel. I might have to trade in both the truck and the car:
https://youtu.be/8Gr7eXn2cWA
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And some of those "C" names disappeared. Remember the Corona and the Crown?
how about the Carina ? my room mate had one in college. was slotted below the Corolla, and shared a lot of components with the early Celica. his had a 1600cc 4 banger with a 4 speed stick.
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