Dodge Cars and Production Numbers, Canada
by Gerard Wilson
For details on production records and how these numbers were calculated, see the first article in this series, "Plymouth U.S. Production Figures 1946-2001."
These tables are not definitive or fully accurate. They are the best I could do with the information which I was able to uncover. I would welcome correspondence with anyone who is interested in this material and can correct any errors or misinformation on my part.
- Gerard Wilson, June 2013
1946 to 1948: The first postwar Dodges
D25 Deluxe/Special Deluxe were Plymouth P15 cars with Dodge badges and a scaled-down Dodge grille. Model year totals are serial numbers.
D24 Custom club coupes and sedans were built in Canada. Annual production is compiled from annual serial numbers in each country and the reported model year production in both countries combined for the same period. Serial number totals were adjusted downward to equal the reported model year production. Chassis were excluded. Data is in italics because the annual allocation between standard and long wheelbase is not known, nor is the allocation of each in each country. These are assumed
to be proportional.
D24 Custom 7 passenger sedans for 1946-1948 were built on a 3.5 meter wheelbase chassis, vs 3.035 meters for the other Custom models. Annual model year production is estimated as in the previous note.
Updated Postwar Cars
|D25 Deluxe, Special Deluxe||5,975||15,861||16,316||38,153|
|D24 Custom club coupe, sedan||705||4,357||2,855||7,917|
|D24 Custom 7 passenger sedan||6||37||24||67|
D30/D34 Custom and D42 Coronet 7 passenger sedans for 1949-1951 were again built on a 3.5 meter wheelbase chassis. The total for 1949, U.S. + Canada, is estimated as the difference between the combined U.S. and Canadian model year totals and serial number totals, or 757 units, which are them apportioned between the U.S. and Canada. For 1950 and 1951, the known model year totals are similarly apportioned. None were built in either country for 1952.
D31/D35/D39 Dodges were equivalent to the smaller 1949-1952 Plymouths, but had Dodge grilles and identification. Chrysler dealers in Canada were either Chrysler-Plymouth or Desoto-Dodge prior to 1961, so the model ranges sokd by each had to be comparable. Model year totals are serial number totals.
D32/D36/D40 Dodges were equivalent to the larger 1949-1952 Plymouths, with Dodge grilles and identification. Model year totals are serial number totals.
D30/D34 Custom and D42 Coronet club coupe and sedan models were built on a 3.1 meter wheelbase. Model year production is compiled from the serial number totals for the model year in each country and the model year production, which combines Canada and the U.S.. A futher complication is that 1951 and 1952 model year production is aggregated, as for 1946-1948. However, the availability of model year serial numbers for each country makes possible the computation of estimates.
Dodge Crusader and Regent Mayfair were redesigned and downsized for 1953-1954, but retained their boxy dimensions. Entries are serial numbers.
Dodge Coronet and Royal sedans for 1953-1954 used a longer version of the Crusader/Regent/Mayfair body, but the exciting news was the "Red Ram" V8, made in the U.S. Entries are derived from serial numbers, with adjustments.
|D30 Custom 7 passenger sedan||13|
|D34 Custom 7 passenger sedan|| ||15|
|D42 Coronet 7 passenger sedan||15||43|