It´s time for the Slab picture thread

Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

  1. Dobalovr

    Dobalovr Well, that was not what I thought it was FCBO Gold Member

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    There was a Canadian 300 Sport version which uses the wrap around taillights so not to be confused with an actual US car that found its way North. The built for Canada Sport was the same as the US 300 IIRC

    Here is my 66 with wrap around taillights that was sold new here in Canada allegedly..
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  2. LocuMob

    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Factory tow chain! :poke::poke:
     
  3. Dobalovr

    Dobalovr Well, that was not what I thought it was FCBO Gold Member

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    Ya those pictures are from the idiot I bought the car from.....for some reason I do not have any decent pictures of the Black car...
     
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    Built in Windsor Ontario exclusive to the Canadian market. With the Autopact agreement signed the year before.
    This 66 300 is one of 2838 sedans built. 1967 all Chryslers sold in Canada were built on the US side.
    The Canadian car market was geared more to frugal (er... Cheaper) buyers. To keep costs down. The 300 sedan shared some Newport trim and interior appointments.
    We did not have "Newports" until 67. Prior to that they were "Windsors"
    Canucks also had Meteors from Ford and English Fords imported in as well.
    From GM we got Beaumonts and Acadians,Parissienes Laurentiens and Voxhauls from England.
    By 1970 American Catalinas were built in Quebec and Mopar C bodies were pre assembled and shipped to Austrailia.
    The US. Built 66 300 was called 300 Sport here in Canada and had to be ordered with import taxes against it.
    Hope this helps
     
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    The Canadian '66 300 was being built in the period between the Autopact being signed in 1965 and being implemented for the 1967 model year. Pre autopact there were significant duties and taxes on cars coming into Canada from the U.S. Product planning in Canada wanted to provide a full range of cars, similar to the U.S. lineup as much as possible, but a number of compromises needed to be made in order for that to happen. Cribbing the roof and tail lights was one of those compromises necessary to keeping the Canadian 300 in the price range necessary for its position in the lineup. Obviously the decisions on how to create a 300 for the Canadian market had been locked in prior to the autopact being signed, so there was really no opportunity or time to use the U.S. unique bits. Canada did bring in some US cars intact (convertibles, Imperials) due to the low volume. They spread the cost of the taxes and so on throughout the product lineup to help keep the imported cars competitive in their price categories.
     
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    I'm impressed! 66 Dodges sure sold well over there! It looks like you Fins have a love of Big American Iron, It could be a car show in any town USA!! all the native cars look out of place!
     
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  7. ImpJay

    ImpJay The different young FCBO Gold Member

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    Actually most 66 Dodges sold new here were 4dr sedans, because a big percentage of all imported to Finland did go to various companies, Presidential Office, and so forth. Cars owned by individuals were mostly compacts, mid-sized sedans or station wagons from bread`n`butter makes, but exceptions were of course in existence.
    Lowering the taxes did cause a ``storm`` of cars from the 50s and 60s that were imported in the 80s and not surprisingly convertibles and 2dr hardtops were high on the bucket list.

    Back in the day, Dodge was one of the affordable makes over here, where even a Dart powered by a straight six was considered quick. I don´t have the numbers at hand, but we´re talking about dozens of Dodges exported in the 60s alone, when every model does count.

    You are correct that American cars are a serious thing in Finland. :)
     
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    Here is my stripper Newport. I bought it from the original owner in Iowa. A barn find but in barn condition. It now has a 68 383, new interior, wheels and caps. Body is untouched.

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    Straight on ‘68 Polara
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    Didja call Mike ( @Zymurgy ) about that RH tail light lense?
     
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    Fyi still working on the right side, left side is available only. Hope to have the right soon.
     
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    Cantcha just turn the left one upside down?:poke:
     
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    I wish it was that easy. :)
     
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    My 68

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    Took me a year of spare time and low energy levels.

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