Dad's participation in the Employee Company Car Program began in 1961 with a loaded 62 Plymouth wagon and ended in 2009 with a PT Cruiser.
As I search the vast family photo, slide and movie library i'll add more photos.
Many a good car photo got messed up by family members standing in the way!
You know, Griswald style vacations, wedding, graduations etc.
Ludington State Park, Michigan
Dad's 1st company car. A pretty well loaded wagon with a 383, ps, pb, pw. His car payment was $29/mo. inc. insurance. We did our 1st family summer trip this year. Went camping thru Michigan, the U.P. and down thru Wisconsin. Pulled the boat and hauled seven people. I spent the trip in the third seat. These are clips from some very old 8mm film.
1963 Newport wagon, 383 2bbl., pushbutton auto
New car midyear, 1963 Newport wagon, loaded with every option available including rear air.
Ordered specifically for a 3 week summer vacation out west.
1964 they started allowing two cars a year. This year they allowed Dad to replace both cars mid year and made a/c available. We started out with a white and red Fury 4dr and a red Valiant Signet six with a four speed. Then Dad ordered a turqouise Newport with a/c and a Dart w/a six and three on the tree. No pics yet.
Ours was identical to this without the J.C. Whitney window vents.
1965 Sport Fury,Black over Ivory, 383 2bbl, auto, console, am/fm
Yeah Dad. I got the whitewalls!
1965 Dodge Custom 880, Six Window Sedan, Medium Turquoise, 383 2bbl, am/fm
1966 we had "B" bodies. The Coronet wagon in the middle, 318, air, it pulled the trailer fine.
I would find out years later that the 66 "B" body front ends were dad's first project as lead engineer. We had the wagon and a Charger when it came out mid year.
And i'll admit, my uncle had some nice Impalas over the years. Always had a conv. for summer.
Number one son off to basic training. The 66 Simca was Dad's company car 'till the 66 Chargers came out mid year. Great car in the snow. Yeah, next door neighbor worked for Chrysler too.
1967 had a Newport Custom, black over Turbine Bronze, loaded. Second car was a notchback Barracuda.
Yep, another trip to Florida, Easter '67.
1968 VIP 383, loaded. More importantly, the Tigers won the series that fall! Dad should have had his new cars by then. His 69 VIP and Barracuda were late that fall.
No trailer queens back then. That 68 Charger had to get someone to work.
"The Governor". Dad liked this car. It's a loaner from the exec. pool that he would borrow for weekend trips.
A pre-production fusie. Note the Sport Fury wheel covers on the Fury III.
Two of the eight different "C" bodies dad had in 69. Looks like a scene from "Goodfellas"
Another C-Body we had in 69. Just a basic Fury3 2dr, 318 W/air. The bright red made it special.
And one more 69. Newport Custom W/ air and 8-track. Went to Florida at least once!
71 Sport Fury, 360, Air & stereo! The 360 was a new offering this year and this car ran pretty well.
I always thought the side and rear rubber moldings were supposed to match the roof. But i've seen other Sport Furys, even on this site, with the contrasting trim. White tops seem to get the black trim.
72 or 73 Highland Park loaner on trip to D.C. & Williamsburg. Dirty whitewalls. Probably drove Dad nuts!
!973 we had a sweet Charger S.E. and a rather plain Fury III.
Home from college Xmas break.
That Charger was a great highway car. Guess it's why the folks drove it to Florida that year.
The Fury did go pretty well with a 400 in it. This was the last car to tow the family trailer on a vacation. Just mom & dad by then. That old trailer traveled a lot of miles.
75 Grand Fury Brougham 400 2 BBL. Another loaded company car complete w/8 track. This was one of the best riding and handling C bodies i've driven. On this trip back from Florida the ice build-up eventually knocked the hood ornament over!