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Another 56 Dodge D500 found
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Posted 2024-01-13 8:41 PM (#633383)
Subject: Another 56 Dodge D500 found

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I saw this car listed at the recent (Jan 2024) Mecum auction but the information about the car and the lack of photos of the engine number and the running gear, I wasn't really interested in it.

Until Hunter D. (owner of the D500-1003 (probably the earliest D500 sold to the public)) emailed me with this:

"Hey Dave! I see this elusive Yellow/White D500 is another candidate for your registry. This car went across the block at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida last Wednesday.
Bid to and no-sale at $38,000. VIN is 35063236"

Hunter also said that he was able to obtain a photo of the engine number not shown in the Mecum documentation. The engine number is D500-1164. So it is a very early build 56 D500.

Previously I had D500-1162 in a Detroit-built VIN 35063409 CR Lancer 2dr hardtop built on or around January 06, 1956. This "new" one is VIN 35063236 so slightly earlier than 35063409 even though
the engine is two numbers higher. (Probably built on the same line and there was not requirement to have the engine number sequentially match the VINs. (or NOT )

In any event, there is no image of the cowl data tag so we can not be sure that the paint colours are factory correct. There are also no photos of the rear suspension to confirm the 6 leaves of the early
56 D500s. There is a photo of the valve covers wearing the incorrect "Super Red Ram" decal (which is wrong wrong wrong )

But here it is, with its place in the unofficial 56 D500 "registry".







Attachments 56DodgeD500-1164_VIN35063236atMecum2024.jpg (140KB - 41 downloads)
Attachments 56DodgeD500-1164_FrontLeft_small.jpg (146KB - 42 downloads)
Attachments 56DodgeD500-1164_RearRight_small.jpg (135KB - 44 downloads)
Attachments 56DodgeD500-1164_EngineBay1_small.jpg (148KB - 44 downloads)
Attachments 56DodgeD500-1164_EngineNumber_Detail.jpg (146KB - 40 downloads)
Attachments DaveFs56DodgeD500EngineNumberDataBase_Jan13_2024.jpg (148KB - 43 downloads)
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