62 Plymouth

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    Mopars in the Park 2010 by Midwest Mopars


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    1. casey/artandcolour 38 months ago | reply

      I really love the styling of these late Exner beauties. He was really exploring how to add Classic-era cues to modern cars. Too bad he didn't get a chance to develop them properly. This is my take on a '62 Exner Fury:


    2. DVS1mn 38 months ago | reply

      Nice job! That does look closer to Exner's full-size mock-ups he intended for production. I saw the photos of the larger 62's intended for production in a magazine years ago. I am a little too conservative to embrace some of Exner's asymmetrical features though. Exner referred to the '62 Dodge & Plymouth as plucked chickens. Even shrunk down I still like the '62 models. The downsizing of Dodge & Plymouth then was still better than what Ford did to the Cougar and Thunderbird in 1980.[https://www.flickr.com/photos/hartog/6478559533/][http://www.flickr.com/photos/hartog/6478552493/]
      My dad picked up a 62 Dodge 440, as a 2nd car, for $150 from the back row of a Chrysler dealership in the late sixties. He cleaned it up and it was a great car. It becamed one of his favorites because of the sensible size, power and economy.

    3. DVS1mn 38 months ago | reply

      Allpar has a great story about how the shrunk down '62's came about. Pontiac gets so much credit for being the first to put big blocks in intermediate size cars, Dodge and Plymouth did in 1962, but they were full-size models that were the same size as other companies intermediate cars.


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