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Stan Paralikis

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« on: April 28, 2009, 03:38:29 AM »

I'm having a little heated "discussion"  (  ) elsewhere on the internet concerning a 1973 Chrysler made with an opera window package.  I'm adamant Ma Mopar never offered such a thing.  He has pictures to "prove" he has one.  I saw the pics and it absolutely looks aftermarket.

HOWEVER............... certain knowledgeable people claim that Chrysler offered a "Mariner" edition/package/option/etc. that year that had an opera window.  I Googled til the cows came home about this so called Chrysler Newport  Mariner and found only one very obscure reference to it.

So what's up, guys?  I'm calling in the experts here.

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 03:45:31 AM »

I never heard of it. Will lookup the standard catalogue when I'm back home.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 07:07:13 AM »

I seem to remember the name. . .But no details of it.
 
I think another car maker used Mariner on a model previously.  I think it was Mercury and made them stop using it.  Something like that
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 09:10:35 AM »


there is a picture of one in CARS OF THE SENSATIONAL '70's a decade of changing tastes and new directions (big book ya can get from borders) and it says that it was a summer package thing sorta like some of those seasonal Plymouth's they did back then.

Came in a aqua type blue with a white top, t-bird porthole looking window with the word mariner in it... and a two tone interior... hold on and ill get a pic up.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 09:16:36 AM »





Section 1-3 says: "Note the tiny portholes in the rear pillar of this special edition Chrysler "Mariner"  The interior built upon an aquatic theme, with Blue/White upholstery. Special editions helped draw attention at dealerships."

In the book you can see it clearer of course but it says MARINER instead of NEWPORT or NEW YORKER on the front fender... And the Hood Ornament is not of the Castle/ Lion Variety either... If anything im betting it was a dealer done type of car. but it did exist... Dig those seats...

Hope this means I'm knowledgeable... or at least well read... or at least handy... lol


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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 09:48:08 AM »

ATTA BOY, MOBBY! 
Thanks.


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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 10:03:13 AM »

doing what i can with what i got... yer welcome stan

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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 10:40:03 AM »

Very good grasshoppah!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009, 11:05:10 AM »

That's a very nice book, I have the complete series of it. Very nice reading material and very nice pictures in it!

One of my favorite carbooks :)


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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009, 11:36:29 AM »

There were a number of "editions" of Chryslers in the early and late '70s.  Have you heard of the "Newport Cordoba," or the "Newport 440?"  Both were offered in '70; neither did well.  We all know of the '79 Cordoba 300, but do we know it was offered again in '81?
 
In other words, yes, I had heard of the Mariner.
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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2009, 01:49:06 PM »

Mobby,I have the same book.
Basically an optional trim package with little fanfare.
Chrysler had always offered a seasonal package
e all know about the Spring Special or Western Special,etc.
Some packages were regionally marketed.
The "Texan" was a  Dodge package sold in Texas,for example. 
http://americandreamcars.com/1958dodgetexan.htm
http://www.moparfins.com/Dodge/58/texan/1958_Dodge_Texan.htm
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2009, 02:19:36 PM »

Quote from: MobStaffCar72
 
 
 
To paraphrase Red Green  " If the women can't find you handsome, then at least let them find you handy"
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2009, 06:16:31 PM »

exactly what i was thinking when i wrote it...

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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2009, 06:59:22 AM »

Good find John... I have that book and have read it a million times but
it didn't click 'til you brought it to light... that has got to be a
very rare special edition, and one especially desirable to those of us
who are also boat nuts!! 

I remember seeing in Morot Trend or somehwhere a customized '68 Buick
Wildcat that had a 2nd windshield mounted on the roof and a complete
helm station with nautical wheel mounted there, the back seat was
removed and made into an open coc kpit with helm pilot chair, all
driver controls were relocated remotely up there... wild!



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