YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, February 25, 2012
Some jokingly refer to it as a Plodge, as this Canadian 1957 Dodge Mayfair is a combination Plymouth/Dodge sold only north of the border from 1953-1959. It was basically a Plymouth Belvedere with a Dodge front end. Why? To give Dodge dealers a lower-priced car to sell to compete with Chevy’s Bel Air. Pricing was always a problem with American-based cars in Canada, due to the differing economies of the two countries. There were also Chevy/Pontiac, Ford/Mercury, and Mercury/Ford concoctions through the years. (Even today there are certain nameplates available in Canada which you don’t see in the U.S., like the Chevy Orlando.)
View the ’57 Dodge Canada brochure.
Jim Corbran, You Auto Know