April 6, 2020
Hard to believe it was ten years ago when we came across this 1956 Dodge Coronet in Apalachin, on our way to NYC, just off Rte. 17. Trying to jog the memory prompted a look-up of Apalachin, and it turns out it’s something called a census-designated place (CDP) within the Town of Owego. If you’re like us you probably had to look up CDP, too — and I’m not getting into the specifics here (mainly because it still doesn’t make a lotta sense to me!). The Coronet, however, we understand a little better. The chromed “V” on the hood would indicate a V8 resides underneath. This line was the entry-level Dodge for 1956, followed by the Royal and Custom Royal. Also in the mix was the La Femme, “Designed with the ladies in mind,” which was a specially optioned Custom Royal Lancer (Lancer being Dodge-speak for pillarless hardtop). If you haven’t already guessed, yes, these photos are from back in the flip phone camera days!
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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