Factory “Flamingo” pink with tail fins, this 1958 Chrysler Windsor screams the 1950s. Although a great deal of time has passed since 1958, this Windsor is an interesting original that isn’t too shabby. This body style of the Windsor was only offered for 1957 and 1958. Complete but needing some attention, this 1950s delight is currently bid up to $787.00. Find it here on eBay out of Ottertail, Minnesota.
The 354 cubic inch Spitfire V8 is dry, dirty and rusty. Missing the factory carburetor, the rest of the engine and its components appear to be present. There is no history, or information offered on this one, so worst case scenario the engine is seized. There is still some pink in the engine bay which is cool to see the richness of the color.
Mostly there, the interior is rough. The seats have withstood the test of time, but the door panels, dash, and steering wheel did not fare as well. Despite the condition issues, this interior isn’t hopeless. The floors are described as “not that bad for a 50’s Mopar”, but the floors look wet, and rusty. Although the rust appears to be more surface than rot, the driver floor looks like it may be thin. Rust looks to be concentrated to the lower areas of this Mopar being in the floors and in the rockers. The quarters look nice with what looks to be minimal bubbling occurring. The front fenders are nice, with no rust, dents, or dings. Overall this Windsor seems pretty straight. The paint is old and dry, and has succumbed to time. The white inlay on the rear doors into the quarters has faded showing more pink than white, and the passenger side has some mild surface rust from missing paint. The driver side mirror is missing and there are also a couple of missing headlights. The chrome looks straight, and mostly rust free with only a few nooks and crannies having some mild rust.
Wearing a very 1950’s color scheme, and being a rather uncommon car, this ’58 Windsor is a cool and unique machine. Making for a great project with its grand 1950s appearance, would you save this old Flamingo?