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Chrysler, De Soto, Dodge or Plymouth?

You may have noticed that the Chrysler Corporation has a habit of calling the same car different names in different markets. This practice started in 1932 and continues to the present day. Probably the main reason for doing this was to sell cheaper versions of the car in overseas markets. In the UK for example where vehicle taxes were at one time wholly based on horsepower, smaller engines were fitted. In the fifties every body style Plymouth built was offered as either a Dodge or a DeSoto. For example the 1959 the Plymouth Savoy model was sold as a Dodge Kingsway for export, as a Dodge Regent for the Canadian market and as a DeSoto Diplomat. See also MOPAR body families.

Desoto Auto Interchange Manual 1928-1935 USA | UK | CA | DE | FR Jo Pocorobba 2016(*Ad)
Desoto 1938 - 1954 Part Interchange Guide USA | UK | CA | DE | FR F D Harper 2016(*Ad)
Mopar / Chrysler / Dodge / Plymouth / DeSoto / Truck Parts Locating Guide USA(*Ad)
Automobile Ads: Pre-War Classics Auburn - Cord - Chrysler Airflow - DeSoto Airflow - Duesenberg - LaSalle - Lincoln-Zephyr - Jordan - Pierce-Arrow USA Harry W. Ilaria (CD-ROM) 2006
Dodge & DeSoto Ads & Videos of the 1950s & 1960s USA Harry W. Ilaria (CD-ROM) 2006(*Ad)
It's Delightful! It's Delovely! It's... DeSoto Automobiles (De Soto) USA Dennis David 2006(*Ad)

National Desoto Club
DeSoto Club of America, Walter O'Kelly, 105 E 96th, Kansas City, Missouri, MO 64114, USA, Tel: + 1 (816) 421-6006
The Allpar club for Mopar owners with over 200,000 miles

Enthusiast Sites
The Ultimate DeSoto Site
1957 Memphian DeSoto Ambulance
All Par


Andy Bernbaum Auto Parts Chrysler Corporation Cars and Trucks. Catalog $4
Brad's NOS Parts New Old Stock and Used MOPAR Parts. Catalogs $11 US, $14 Canada, $17 Elsewhere




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