Monday, October 10, 2011

More MOPAR #2, Cars in the Park, Saturday, August 27, 2011

1933 Plymouth PD Convertible Coupe
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1935 Dodge KC Pickup
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From the Internet: Mopar (short for Motor Parts) is the automobile parts and service arm of Chrysler Group LLC. The term was first used by Chrysler in the 1920s and has been in continuous use ever since. Mopar parts are original equipment manufactured parts for Chrysler vehicles. In Canada, these were sold under the Chryco and AutoPar brands until the Mopar brand was phased into that nation's market, starting in the late 1970s.

Mopar has passed into broader usage among car enthusiasts as an unambiguous reference to the Chrysler parent company, as the Chrysler name also refers to a company marque. The term has thus become an inclusive word for any Chrysler-built vehicle—most any Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth, Imperial, or DeSoto, plus Jeeps and sometimes Eagle vehicles built after Chrysler's 1987 buyout of AMC-Jeep. Thus, for example, a car club for owners of any Chrysler Corporation vehicle might describe itself as a club for Mopar enthusiasts.

6 comments:

Kate said...

Great cars, and how we love them! Good information, too.

Birdman said...

Now, that's a ride! Beauty!

Lois said...

They are all quite amazing! What a wonderful way to spend the day.

Jacob said...

These are both gorgeous! But I do like that Plymouth. My second car was a 1950 Plymouth couple - dark green, with wood dash ... it looked beautiful!

Jim Klenke said...

looks like a bonnie and clyde type of car.

Randy said...

Love that cute truck!