Archie and Ginny Frenz said they would appreciate any information on their vehicle, last week's featured mystery vehicle.
Mission accomplished. Seven readers guessed that it was a 1956 Chrysler Windsor four-door sedan. One of these readers, Steve Anderson, Merrifield, had precise information.
Archie and Ginny Frenz submitted this photograph of Ginny's car for which she borrowed $500 to purchase. Can you guess the year, make and model as well as any other information about this vehicle? Those responding may leave a message on the Dispatch Autoline at 829-2900 or 1-800 547-2909 and press code 8424. They may also e-mail Clint at firstname.lastname@example.org.
He said that the Frenz's vehicle was a 1956 Chrysler C-71 Windsor Series four-door sedan, one of the 53,119 manufactured. He also noted that this Windsor's wheelbase was 126 inches, had a curb weight of 3,900 pounds and cost $2,870 new.
Anderson said there were only two engines available for this car -- a standard 331 cubic inch Hemi that produced 225 horsepower and an optional 331 cubic inch Hemi that produced 250 horsepower.
Another reader wrote that the Windsor's automatic transmission would have been push button and yet another reader, Larry Olson of Nisswa, said that the Windsor was the cheapest Chrysler model that year.
This 1956 Chrysler Windsor C-71 four-door sedan owned by Archie and Ginny Frenz was last week's guess the vehicle.
Harry Austin, a civilian employee at a military base in Kosovo, e-mailed that the Windsor hard-top models were called Newports. He said he thought the Windsors were the largest selling Chrysler model that year.
Ginny wrote that that Archie purchased this car in the mid 1960s. She said the vehicle came with a gas heater that was later replaced with a heater core.
Other guesses included a 1956 DeSoto and a 1956 Dodge.
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