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Old 03-11-2010, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Beaverton, OR
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Were these cars mid-sized or full sized? What would have been the competing offerings from Ford and GM? I am guessing Ford Granada / Chevy Malibu, etc?
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:24 PM
 
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Full size so Ford LTD(eventual Crown Vic) and Caprice/Imapla. These Mopars were used for fleets.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...5th_Avenue.jpg
The rear door windows are rather interesting.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Of those, I thought the Dodge (St. Regis) was the nicest looking on the outside...



instrumentation looked complete and better than that on the competition from Ford and Chevrolet those years...
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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I agree with The Continental on the full size GM's with the 305 engine. They had plenty of room, a decent look, and were reliable. I also had a 305 engine in the full size Chevy van we owned from 1990-2000; it was a good engine, though other major components did not hold up as well.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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The R-Body New Yorkers are getting harder to come by, the sister Newport and Gran Fury models even more so, but I cannot even remember the last time I saw a Dodge St. Regis. I agree with Tennesseestorm, they had quite a nice look to them.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I remember growing up one of the hockey moms that drove us to practice used to drive a 1982 burgundy dodge miranda I remember my best friend back then threw up in the backseat one time
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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The R-Body New Yorkers are getting harder to come by, the sister Newport and Gran Fury models even more so, but I cannot even remember the last time I saw a Dodge St. Regis. I agree with Tennesseestorm, they had quite a nice look to them.
The last time I've seen a Dodge St. Regis is back in the Summer of 2005 when I've seen one parked on a college campus and the car appeared to be in good shape, I've only seen maybe 2 or 3 of them in my entire lifetime (I'll be 30 years old in August), I see slightly more R-body Newport's than the New Yorker's and I haven't seen an R-body Fury in years
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Beaverton, OR
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I'm guessing these cars weren't good sellers ?
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:12 AM
 
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I haven't seen any of those since I was a kid. I found the St. Regis' headlights rather odd.
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