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Is THIS the kind Super Stock Dodge the Little Old Lady From Pasadena Drove?

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The only description of the car in the song is "a brand new, shiny red Super Stock Dodge". According to Wikipedia, the song was written in 1964 so it's possible the car is the right year. All the rest is conjecture. No mention of six tail lights, the 413 really digging in, ram induction, or any details other than that line.

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I always come back to this version.  Still looking for a figurine of Slappy-I've got the car.

 

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I just finished a "tribute" build for the little old lady, and it looks exactly like that.  I used the Lindberg '64 Dodge in a bright Tamiya red.  I did fudge a bit, though, and gave the old lady a street exhaust, Cragars, and I broke down and gave her a radio (added some knobs to the delete plate and called it good).  Oh, and pie crust cheater slicks, too.  She was, after all, the terror of Colorado Boulevard!

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Thanks, Fellow Modelers!

 I have a fresh Lindberg '64 just waiting for this build. Now seems like a good time to start.

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15 hours ago, The Junkman said:

I always come back to this version.  Still looking for a figurine of Slappy-I've got the car.

 

looks more like a Viper

 

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16 hours ago, SSNJim said:

The only description of the car in the song is "a brand new, shiny red Super Stock Dodge". According to Wikipedia, the song was written in 1964 so it's possible the car is the right year. All the rest is conjecture. No mention of six tail lights, the 413 really digging in, ram induction, or any details other than that line.

The Beach Boys  added a line to their version 

"You'll see her all the time, just gettin' her kicks now,
(Go Granny, go, Granny, go, Granny, go)
With her four speed stick and a four - two - six now;"

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Jan and Dean first released the song in1964. So IMO it is a 1964 Dodge

Mike

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2 hours ago, Jon Haigwood said:

The Beach Boys  added a line to their version 

"You'll see her all the time, just gettin' her kicks now,
(Go Granny, go, Granny, go, Granny, go)
With her four speed stick and a four - two - six now;"

I never knew that. I've heard both versions, but didn't pay attention to the differences. I assumed they were the same.

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1 hour ago, SSNJim said:

I never knew that. I've heard both versions, but didn't pay attention to the differences. I assumed they were the same.

Not all of the Beach Boys recordings have the lyric.  

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Cool. I always envisioned her "brand new shiny red Super Stock Dodge" to be a '64. Now the question is was the 413 that was "really diggin' in" In the song Shut Down a '63?

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No 413 of any kind in a 64

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15 minutes ago, OldTrucker said:

In a Dart? LOL

Could be a Dart unnamed.jpg.56a6d15d01f60ca7a428f9156118c7b8.jpg

 

 

or a Savoy 

 

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20 minutes ago, Jon Haigwood said:

 

 

 

or a Savoy 

 

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Thats absolutely beautiful....

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Jon, is that the exhaust from the Polar Lights '65 Coronet?  Gorgeous Build.

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13 hours ago, alexis said:

Jon, is that the exhaust from the Polar Lights '65 Coronet?  Gorgeous Build.

Thank You   

Actually I  built that from various pieces of exhaust parts, Did some heat and bend. 

Jon

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