Friday, January 16, 2009

THE LAST ADVENTURE; 1961 DESOTO

DeSoTo ended production only 47 day after the 1961 line, which consisted of only two-and four-door Adventure models, was introduced. Although DeSoTo, like all the Chrysler marques, had been re-styled in 1960, the short lived ’61 models got a new, more attractive horizontal grille, canted headlights, a ‘shoulder’ at the leading edge of the big fins, and new taillights. There are no mould lines in spite of the complex shape and the script logos and wheel arch moldings are hot-printed, but accurate 361 cid V-8 is wired and the accessories are neatly done and the interior is impressive, with authentic three-tone upholstery, separate chromed handles, nicely detailed dashboard and a legible speedometer. Very few 1961 DeSoTo Adventures were built but Yat Ming’s model has all the ’61 details, including the revised fin, exactly right. ~SMI April 2007 See more.

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vaibhav said...

Argentum motores expand capacity to produce 4 lakh small cars

In a short span after Argentum Motors acquired the production facility of erstwhile Daewoo Motors, the company is set to expand its capacity for small cars to 4 lakh per annum. Argentum Motors would also start manufacturing 1-2 litre engines to cater to the demand for small cars.
“We are creating flexibility at our plant to suit a larger range of vehicles. Our existing facility, which can produce engines in the size of 1.3-1.7 litre, is being expanded for 1-2 litre,” said Mr Ajay Singh, Chairman, Argentum Motors....

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2008/03/08/stories/2008030850730300.htm

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