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    1958 Dodge Regent Sport Coupe

    Hey there!

    Here's my ride, a 1958 Dodge Regent Sport Coupe, that I bought last August from a super nice guy out west here in Canada.

    This is a Canadian Dodge model, so basically, it's a 1958 Plymouth Savoy with Dodge front clip and badges. This is pretty well equipped with: 313 V8; Torqueflite; Sportone and two tone paint; Power Steering; Power brakes; Spring special colour; Variable speed wipers and windshield washer; radio; etc.

    I had always wanted a 1958 Plymouth or Canadian Dodge hardtop, ever since I saw that movie when I was a kid. In fact, when I was 12 years old, I had bought a 1957 Plymouth radio at a flea market that I have kept ever since. It's now installed in this Dodge!

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    That is a gorgeous Regent , I was half interested in buying it myself ..

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    A couple of other pics. There's a 1957 Belvedere style interior in the car right now, but I have everyhting to restore it back to stock Regent/Savoy black and white interior.

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    In a couple of years, I'll have this car back to its original colours: green and yellow outside (the green on it now is close to the original shade) and black and white interior.

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    Nice........
    I almost bought a 58 Mayfair out of Windsor a few years ago but decided to spend all my money
    in Tennessee instead........
    It was in the Auto Trader..

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    Beautiful ride there was a guy In Manitoba that has one? great looking cars that Dodge front end looks tough

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    The headliner looks Glossy what type of material did you use? looks good ,the only person that I know of that makes the original type is a burn so always looking for a good alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 318Fins View Post
    The headliner looks Glossy what type of material did you use? looks good ,the only person that I know of that makes the original type is a burn so always looking for a good alternative.
    It is glossy, you're right. The former owner had made it out of plastic sheets and it does the trick for now, but I plan on restoring the original headliner. I know there are repros made, but I want to try and repair the original panels I have here. I have two very good center sections, two perfect retaining strips, but three mangled side sections. Those are the one I want to restore. If anyone has ideas of how to do this, I'm interested.Click image for larger version. 

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    Your car is just stunning David. Thanks for posting the photos...great shots!

    Bob

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    She's a beauty, David! Is the fender 'V' original? That looks like the '57 Plymouth 'V' on the American versions.
    Pete
    "Stick with me, kid, and you'll have horse turds as big as diamonds."

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    Thanks a lot!

    Yes the ''V''s are the same as on a 57, it's part of the unique canadian trim.

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    David,
    Do you know he production figures on your car? Can't be too many of them left.

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    She's gorgeous!
    Everything's good!

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    amazing car !

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    Beautiful car, bet it makes you smile everytime you drive it

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    Quote Originally Posted by big m View Post
    David,
    Do you know he production figures on your car? Can't be too many of them left.

    ---John
    According to the figures I have, a total of 9406 Dodge Regent were made in 1958, but that includes all models. Since there is no breakdown by model available, I estimated the number of 2 door hardtops made by using the production figures of 1958 Plymouth Savoys. 17,7% of Savoys made were Sport Coupe. So 17,7% of 9406 is 1665.

    So, I think a rough estimate would be a production of only 1665 Dodge Regent Sport Coupe like mine in 1958. There must not be a lot of them left.
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    Started her up tonight just for the fun of it and took a pic:

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    Looks cold up there, David!
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    It's very cold.... Especially when you have to deal with the in-laws!

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    I'd like to copy you David but I'd have to shovel 4 ft of snow after I opened the garage door....to hell with that

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    It was minus 15 degrees celcius when I took the pic, cold indeed!

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