The last Canadian C body / the last Salon

Later Model C Bodies - "The Formal Years"

  1. Dobalovr

    Dobalovr Closet Floridian FCBO Gold Member

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    Build out refers to the factory setting a schedule of production that will, once enough orders have been received to keep the factory running, shut off any further orders for the entire line that particular factory builds. This usually occurs around mid May early June. Options will become harder to guarantee being available and even paint colours can be restricted. The factory will take a 1-2 week break then production of the next years model begins. Buildouts can occur at anytime or can be extended well past July if FCA wants to capitalize on a popular model or to run the life out of a discontinued model.

    Bank orders or Sales Bank orders are orders that are ordered by the Regional Business Centres in the absence of Dealer orders in an effort to avoid a slow down at the factory or to control the release of a popular model (Hellcat/Gladiator for example) the Regional Business Centres are then tasked with “pushing bank” onto Dealers whether they want them or not. Examples of controlling release of models would be “Buzz” vehicles or “Spring Specials” that Dealers would have to take undesirable models to get the hot product.
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Extending the 4th Gen 2018 Ram production for another year would be an example of that.
     
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    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    Amazing. A system that hasn't changed in over 50 years.
    The only difference is a dealer with pull can't get the seats from a 300 in a Charger.
    2012-03-02-take_it.jpg
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    A spring special should have been the 1320 Shaker. By the way, the Challenger is 50 for 2020 . Im hoping ...
     
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    They are the same number. The only difference is the model line and plant indicator. (Chrysler and Jefferson) you’d expected to see RA on a Belvedere car from Lynch Road, JB on a Challenger from Hamtramck, XG Charger from St. Louis, etc.
     
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    So "banked orders" = "Sales Bank Orders aka bank orders" + "Dealer Orders"?

    (I can be a nuisance at times.)
     
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    The only dumb question is the one you don’t ask.
     
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    Dobalovr Closet Floridian FCBO Gold Member

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    Sales Bank or banked orders refers to unsold to a Dealer vehicles only. Dealer ordered vehicles are considered sold orders. It’s the factory’s way of keeping production moving and unions happy. The last thing the factory wants to do is shutdown a shift due to lack of orders.
     
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    Congratulations on securing a beautiful and interesting piece of Mopar history. With the assistance of board members here you will get any little gremlins like the wipers sorted out in short order.
     
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    As the date in the Shipping Order Number is directly copied from the Vehicle Order Number, it would be cautious not to assume the car got actually shipped that day.
     
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    Beautiful car...Congrats!!!
     
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    This car seems to have had "YES" written across the order form. Very few if any options that aren't on this car. It also seems that a number of Salons that came to Canada were ordered this way. I know of another besides yours that's similarly laden. Unfortunately, it doesn't have anywhere near the backup paperwork to go with it.
     
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    Mark had mentioned I had pointed out the typed "A71 - New Yorker Salon Package" on the Vehicle Shipping Order form, but the Vehicle Shipment Memorandum form had a modified A71 New Yorker Salon Package listing.

    The second entry in the A71 package listing normally would have been -
    "Silver Elk Grain Vinyl Roof"

    But this car has -
    "Smooth Grain Vinyl Roof - Silver"

    So the car does have exact confirmation that the silver, smooth grain vinyl roof was installed at the factory.
     
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    Does the outside vendor putting the A71 Salon kit on the vehicle put the Elk Grain vinyl on at their facility?
     
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    yes in this case it would have been put on by ASC when they were installing the sunroof and headliner.
    they would also have done this on non Salon NYBs when they put sunroofs in them as well.

    @Dobalovr & i have speculated about whether ASC would have installed the smaller back window plug as well, or if it was installed on the production line but it seems likely.....

    which then brings up the question did ASC install the Salon kit on all Salons ?

    ASC did many semi customs for all the Big 3, including convertible conversions and also sold pimp mobile dress up stuff !

    ASC, American Sunroof Corporation, ASC Custom Craft, Heinz C. Prechter, ASC Holdings, American Specialty Cars, ASC/McLaren - Coachbult.com
     
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