I very recently bought a 1953 Dodge Coronet convertible that had been in storage since 1965 from the family of the original owner. It has its original Red Ram engine with Gyro-Torque transmission & is like a 12 year old used car (which it was when it was put up). Am currently going thru the process of getting it running.
In searching the internet for information on these cars, I find pictures of only three such cars - a restored one in a collection in Nevada, another restored one & a bare body (1953 or 54) at undisclosed locations. Supposedly 4,100 of these cars were made in 1953. Can the survival rate be so low that these convertibles are this scarce? I understand there are no others listed on the club roster. Any guesses as to survival rate - even at 10% there should be ~400 of them out there? Anyone have one or remember seeing one?
My first car was a 53 Coronet sedan, also with the Red Ram. A convertible would have certainly caught my attention over the years had I seen one. My other collector car is a 69 GTX, so now I have a "collection".