The Little Old Lady

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    "Caption dated October 27, 1964 reads, "The famous little old lady of Dodge advertising, Kathryn Minner, takes delivery of her 1965 Dart Charger-273 from Ted Musicant of Musicant Motors, Inc., 6625 Reseda Blvd. Charger is a limited production model available only in Southern California and features bucket seats, racing steering wheel and a 225-horsepower V-8 engine with a four-barrel carburetor."
     
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      I'd guess Nurse.
       
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      • kursplat

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        going off the shoes? they look like they would be good for heel and toeing :D
         
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        • 65dartcharger

          65dartcharger Dart Charger 273 Historian FABO Gold Member

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          I was wrong. Actress

          Film
          Year
          Title Role Notes
          1958 The Beast of Budapest Old Lady Uncredited
          1958 Cole Younger, Gunfighter Mrs. Nelson Uncredited
          1966 The Trouble with Angels Old Lady with Bird Uncredited
          1968 Blackbeard's Ghost Old Lady #3
          1968 The Shakiest Gun In The West 96-Year-Old Woman Uncredited
          1968 The Love Bug Flower Saleswoman Uncredited
          1969 Angel in My Pocket Mrs. Williams (final film role)
          Television
          Year
          Title Role Notes
          1956-1957 Dragnet Landlady 1 episode
          1966 My Favorite Martian Mama 2 episodes
          1966 Hey, Landlord 1 episode
          1966 I Spy Little Old Lady 1 episode
          1966 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Old Lady 1 episode
          1966 Family Affair Woman 1 episode
          1966 My Three Sons Old Lady 1 episode
          1966 Batman Old Lady 1 episode
          1967 Get Smart Little Old Lady 1 episode
          1968 Petticoat Junction Old Lady 1 episode
          1969 Gunsmoke Grandmother 1 episode
           
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          Is that Reseda Dodge building still there. I think it was turned into a used car lot after Reseda Dodge got ran into the ground.
           
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          Put a Dodge in your garage, huuunnneeee!
           
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          • RustyRatRod

            RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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            I wasn't aware the Dart Chargers were only available in Southern California. Is that true?
             
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            • Blind Squirrel

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              The address shows as Watermark apartment complex.
               
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              Yes, but there is also one known sold in Arizona, one in Oregon and one in Idaho.
               
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                Well how bout all that? I never knew that. I wonder......you reckon it's possible those other cars were shipped there from California?
                 
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                that’s sounds typical for so cal.
                 
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                After being in contact with several members of the L.A./Orange County Dodge dealers and hearing about their regional meetings I find it possible that even if Chrysler announced the Dart Charger 273 to be sold in southern California only that when they had their regional meetings someone got hold of and heard of the DC 273 and wanted to order one. I find it strange too that "sold in southern California only". A bunch of them were sold in San Fransisco too. That might be northern California to even if I'm not sure where the north, central or the south border in California is! I live in Sweden! :)

                Chrysler seems to have sold them in these regions;

                71 - Los Angeles incl Arizona
                72 - Portland incl Idaho
                73 - San Fransisco

                For the dealer kit cars this region seems to have been involved too;
                74 - Denver

                Including is a copy of some of the ads for the Dart Charger.

                Ulf
                 

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                  Do you know which dealer in Idaho ?
                  Seems like I recall seeing one in Weiser . I didnt know it was a special package but it caught my eye. This was in the late 80s
                   
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                  Pretty cool pic! I guess the Cragars were a dealer installed option?
                   
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                  No, actually they were factory wheels right off the assembly line. However, the spare tire were still the 13 x 4,5" steel wheel.
                   
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                    Lewiston Dodge Inc in Lewiston. Today it resides in France since 2019!!
                     
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                    • kursplat

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                      was a used car lot for a couple years. a couple of the parts guys there in the 80's were awesome. spend all kinds of time locating NOS parts from other dealerships and let me go though the parts manuals.
                       
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                        Didn’t Jan and Dean write a song about her ?

                        It's the little old lady from Pasadena
                        The little old lady from Pasadena
                        (Go granny, go granny, go granny, go)
                        Has a pretty little flowerbed of white gardenias
                        (Go granny, go granny, go granny, go)
                        But parked in a rickety old garage
                        There's a brand new shiny super-stocked Dodge
                        And everybody's sayin' that there's nobody meaner than
                        The little old lady from Pasadena
                        She drives real fast and she drives real hard
                        She's the terror of Colorado boulevard
                        It's the little old lady from Pasadena
                        If you see her on the strip, don't try to choose her
                        (Go granny, go granny, go granny, go)
                        You might drive a go-er, but you'll never lose her
                        (Go granny, go granny, go granny, go)
                        Well, she's gonna get a ticket now, sooner or later
                        'Cause she can't keep her foot off the accelerator
                        And everybody's sayin' that there's nobody meaner than
                        The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
                        She drives real fast and she drives real hard
                        She's the terror of Colorado Boulevard
                        It's the little old lady from Pasadena
                        You can catch 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
                        (Go granny, go granny, go granny, go)
                        The guys come to race her from miles around
                        But she'll give 'em a length, then she'll shut 'em down
                        And everybody's sayin' that there's nobody meaner than
                        The little old lady from Pasadena
                        She drives real fast and she drives real hard
                        She's the terror of Colorado boulevard
                        It's the little old lady from Pasadena
                        Go granny, go granny, go granny, go (come on granny, go)
                        Go granny, go granny, go granny, go (come on granny, go)
                        Go granny, go granny, go granny, go (come on granny, go)
                        Go granny, go granny, go granny, go (come on granny, go)
                        Go granny, go granny, go granny, go (come on granny, go)
                        Go granny, go granny, go granny, go (come on granny, go)
                        Go granny, go granny, go granny, go (come on granny, go)
                        Go granny, go granny, go granny, go (come on granny, go)
                        Go granny, go granny, go granny, go (come on granny, go)
                        Go granny, go granny, go granny, go (come on granny, go)
                         
                      • kursplat

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                        A: i thought it was the beach boys
                        B: though that was where dodge stole the idea from
                         
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                        I think that’s the same ole Broad ! upload_2021-2-15_13-14-32.jpeg
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                        • Jim Lusk

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                          Wrong and wrong. Beach Boys never did the song, to my knowledge, but it was definitely originally written and done by Jan and Dean. The song was in reference to her, not the other way around.

                          San Francisco is definitely northern California, but really a region all its own (Bay Area). You can divide California into several distinct regions. None of us want to claim any of the others...
                           
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                            Oh, and one more thing. It's my ringtone on my phone for my wife. Hers may not be a super stock, but it is red. No longer brand new, either...I got a great reaction out of her when I first put it on, as well...before she was a little old lady...
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                              Brian Wilson did write some songs for Jan and Dean though.
                               
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