Coolest Mopar Factory Photo....

Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

  1. 71newport

    71newport Member

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    I have an extensive Mopar literature collection and have seen thousands of official Mopar photos. This one is in the all-time top 5....
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    It's from the 1965 shareholder's Annual Report. "A new Dodge Monaco- in the background, the company's new 2.3 million square foot assembly plant at Belvidere, Illinois."

    I'm neither a photographer, nor an artist. However, this has to be a nearly perfect photo- and a brilliant work of art. Start with the car- the color, the fender skirts, and the taillights- a work of art all it's own. Note how the color works with the foreground fields, but contrasts with the blueish green glow of the office lights in the distant factory. A beautiful brand new factory! Then there is the sky- maybe dusk- sort of foreboding. Looks like the picture was maybe taken in late Fall? Then there is the dark jacketed driver. What the hell is he doing out there?

    It's the screensaver on all my devices. Thanks for letting me share.
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Cool photo!
     
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  3. LocuMob

    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    That's awesome! It wasn't until I decided to buy my '66 Monaco 500 that I fell in love with it's unique styling cues. Great photo!
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Amazing photo!:wideyed:
     
  5. Trace 300 Hurst

    Trace 300 Hurst Professional Tinkerer FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks for that. You can post lots more pics from your collection....we won't protest.
     
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    Ross Wooldridge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I love the skirts with those Monaco/Charger spinner covers (one of the best wheel covers out of those years).
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I got a complete set and they pushed me into getting my Monaco 500! It's all their fault...
     
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    Oh yes, I've liked that photo for years when I bought that Chrysler Annual Report. Didn't know f too many other folks made much notice of it..... Should blow it up and make a copy to hang on a wall! As a kid intue 60s my family would drive between Chicago and Minnesota to visit relatives, so I remember seeing the Belvidere plant a number of times. I found a 66 Monaco four door hardtop like the one in the photo, has the spinners.....and I have skirts to be used someday too. Also have a nice 66 Monaco 500 that I found right outside of Belvidere, Illinois a few years ago! They are such cool cars, the fanciest Dodges with real style.
     
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    Thank you @71newport for the awesome parts catalog and dealer options book. Really glad I ran into you today at the car show.
     
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    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap

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    Graham Road.

    I go out there and do burnouts on occasion.
     
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