The DeSoto that never was
Mac's Motor City Garage has the story of the ill-fated '62 DeSoto. Click here.
Such a shame this one didn't get built and the DeSoto marque live on.
It would have been great to get these 1962 DeSotos and have seen how this line and the rest of S-Series Chrysler Corp cars would have developed. As with the purposed Packard designs for 1957 and later and even some contemplated Nash and Hudson ideas and mockups for post '58 and beyond, I think there were some fascinating automotive styling plans in the works that unfortunately never made it to the market.
It did live on as a 62 Dodge Dart. That nose is very similar. Other than the headlights were reversed and the dart utilized the flaring fenders as well.
Another view of the never-built '62 DeSoto. Delightful and Delovely? 🤔
I love the ‘62 design, but then, I also like the ‘61…
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I'm not a fan of the steep sloping rear deck.