Lets Play A Game: Last Of The Convertibles

Fuselage Years

  1. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    There was a 70 Polara built to look like a Monaco, build date of 903 , I have the tag information if I need to prove it to you, can you provide the same?

    You need to friggin relax .... I was and always will be interested in the car. Your ignorance mingles with your arrogance and I have never had time for it even on other sites.
     
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    Car is at the mechanic this week, will take picture of my tag when I get her back.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Were you able to get that light in place yet?
     
  4. Snotty

    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I am not trying to prove or disprove anything, you seem to think I am. I saw a '70 Dodge for sale on eBay, must have been a Polara, with a build date of 703. Can I prove it? No, Can you disprove it? No. So, what exactly is the issue? I'm arrogant because, in so many words, I asked you to be direct if I've made an error?
     
  5. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Motto here is without pictures it doesn't exist.
    Which is why I believe you are mistaken. The car I am referring to is red. If a 70 polara convertible went through e bay in the last 18 years I probably know about it.
    By simply saying you saw it doesn't make it accurate or it real. At this point you think you saw a Monaco, see where this is going? Which is why I said what I said....
    Anything else, we need to pull the dead horse icon from the smiley database.
     
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    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Wow. If you didn't see it it doesn't exist, and I don't know what I saw. And you call me arrogant.

    I'll beat that horse with you. We're done here.
     
  7. 1978 NYB

    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Wow! We're on the edge of another thread getting locked down. LOL!
     
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    Back to the topic, did anyone ever clarify when the last possible build date could be for a 1970? I would think it would have to be sometime in July, no?
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Yes ....
     
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    I remember when they rolled the last Cadillac vert off the assembly line, it was big news. Marked the end of production convertibles in the US. It was the 1976 model year, I think, but no official record of the last vert from the #3 automaker.
     
  11. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    It wasnt a big deal to them. Nothing special about it. By the time the early 70s were here the convertible was considered unsafe. Just factory production units to the bean counters
     
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  12. tallhair

    tallhair Rufus "Mod Hair" Firefly Staff Member

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    For guy who goes by "Snotty" and makes a conscious decision to embrace that moniker, and then, from my limited experience with you, makes every effort to live up to what most would expect of a guy who goes by "Snotty" you seem to be a pretty sensitive guy.
     
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    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I can be. Look, I make mistakes the same as any other human, but just come right out and say it. Don't beat around the bush and play word games seeing if I can figure it out. That's just being an ass, and such activity pisses me off; always has. I don't play manipulative word games with people, and I don't want them to do so to me. If that makes me sensitive, so be it.

    A friend of mine comes to me one day and tells me he saw a '62 New Yorker ragtop at a show. I came right out and said, "There were no New Yorker convertibles after 1961. You sure it wasn't a rebadged-Newport?" So, same scenario, different question: "You sure it was a Monaco, because they didn't make a ragtop Monaco in 1970? Had to have been a Polara. And I'm hesitant about that build date." Such would have led to a much more pleasant response.
     
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    Highest date I've seen is 7 14.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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  16. 69CoronetRT

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    The Hamtramck plant, apparently, ran 'long' that year. You can find Valiant Duster VINS in the 443*** range with an SPDs of 730.

    71 Hamtramck starts on 801.
     
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    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    According to Galen Govier's Code Book: "Model year production begins August 1st, and usually ends the second week of July."

    I read somewhere that the latest a build date one would ever find would be 715.
     
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    69CoronetRT Senior Member

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    Which is true.... to a point.

    One can find pilot cars with an SPD before 801.
    Typically, you'll find the early promo cars with an 801 SPD.
    "Regular production" cars typically start with 802.

    As you move into the '70's you can see that SPDs became later and later in July, (as shown above by the '70 Hamtramck 730 SPD) sometimes, depending on the model year and plant, extending production into August.

    There are general guidelines but no hard and fast rules as to when things started and stopped. What actually happened year to year and from plant to plant can differ.
     
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    Doug,

    Any insight (any info at all) about the end of production for the C-Body in 1978?
     
  20. 69CoronetRT

    69CoronetRT Senior Member

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    Sadly, no.

    I have not run across very many '78 model year cars of any style.
    I have very few '78 C body fender tags.
    It will be something I pay more attention to in the future.