The Dodge Kingsway
was an automobile built by Chrysler Corporation
for export markets. The Kingsway name was adopted for the 1946 models. Prior to that, the export models based on Plymouth models had no unique model names.
Kingsways were rebadged Plymouth
vehicles, although they were often equipped with Dodge
bumpers and trim. They were supposed to help overseas Dodge dealers to sell cars in a lower price class. The first export models were made in 1935, and they continued through the 1959 model year, with many different body styles and variations depending on the market they were intended for and which Plymouth models were available at the time. They were built in either Detroit, Michigan
or in Windsor, Ontario
The Kingsway was the lowest-priced model in 1949-52 (111" wheelbase), 1954-58 (based on Plymouth Plaza series) and 1959 (Plymouth Savoy). The Kingsway DeLuxe was based on the Plymouth DeLuxe (1946-50), Cambridge (1951-53), Savoy (1954-58) and Belvedere (1959). The top line Kingsway Custom was Dodge's version of the Plymouth Special DeLuxe (1946-50), Cranbrook (1951-53), Belvedere (1954-58) and Fury (1959). For 1959 only, the Kingsway offered a model based on the Sport Fury, the Kingsway Lancer.
With the introduction of the Dodge Dart for 1960, the Kingsway line was dropped.
The first use of the Kingsway name was in Canada for the 1940 model year (model D15), basically Dodge's rebadged version of the Plymouth Roadking
. The base model came... Read More