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Sorry for posting this late news but Don Kopka who was a car designer at Chrysler before moving to Ford, passed away last April at the age of 93.
 

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According to the article, he designed the 1958 DeSoto. Wow! My favorite car!
Add also a "what might have been", this clay mock-up of a proposed 1962 DeSoto was based on renderings done by Don Kopka. The rear seems to be weird but the front end looked like a 1963-64 full-size Mercury (not a concidence since Don moved to Ford) and the roofline with its 6-windows sedan might have served as source of inspiration for Engel when he supervised the design of the 1965 Newport and Dodge 880 six-windows sedan.
 
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