Independent from Long Beach, California on April 6, 1962 · Page 17
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 17

Long Beach, California
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Friday, April 6, 1962
Page 17
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OFEICIAir REPORT FROM U. S. TESTING COMPANION 1962 CHEVROLET, FORD AND PLYMOUTH U t S, Testing Company recently tested the 1962 Chevrolet, Ford and Plymouth in 10 competitive events at the Riverside course in California* Here, for anyone ·who might buy a car soon, are official results of this "Showdown at Riverside. 11 Owners of 1962 Plymouths didn't need convincing. N e i t h e r d i d a u t o m o t i v e writers. Both have been saying nice things about Plymouth for months. The problem: not enough Chevrolet and Ford owners knew about Plymouth. The solution: Plymouth asked the U. S. Testing Company--an independent organization with 80 years' experience --to conduct an automotive decathlon to measure the three cars for all- around performance, economy, handling and safety. U.S. Testing Company bought the test c a r s -- C h e v r o l e t Impala V-8, Ford Galaxie "500" V-8, Plymouth Fury V-8, comparably equipped. They hired the professional drivers. They supplied the officials, judges and timers. They made the rules. (For one, they required that drivers switch cars for each event to eliminate the human element.) And they enforced the rules. You see the Official Results in the box. Plymouth won eight events. Ford won one. Chevrolet won one. Drive a 1962 Plymouth yourself. Find out for a fact this is the Greatest Plymouth Ever Built. PLYMOUTH--QUALITY-ENGINEERED BY CHRYSLER CORPORATION OFFICIAL U. S. TESTING COMPANY RESULTS EVENT I. ZERQ.TO-E3NPH 2. QUARTER-HUE 3. GO, STOP, PARK 4. KILOMETER RUH 5. HIGHWAY PASSING E. CUT PASSIM 7. ECONOMT RUN «. HILL CLIMB 9. EMERGENCY STOP 10. 3}{-HIU CLASSIC 1ST PLYMOUTH 10.0 st:. PLYMOUTH 17.7 sec. FORD 3:03.3 PLYMOUTH 33.1 sec. PLYMOUTH E33 11. PLYMOUTH 2E9 It. PLYMOUTH 17.6 n.p.j. CHEVROLET 21.5 sec. PLYMOUTH 139 IL PLYMOUTH 231.1 2ND CHEVROLET 13£ sec. CHEVROLET 192 sec. PLYMOUTH 3:11.0 CHEVROLET 3S.5 sec. CHEVROLET 672 It. FORD 303 IL FORD 14.4 HIM. FORD 21.0 sec. FORD 143 ft FORD 3B 3RD FORD 1S.4 sec. FORD ZOJSsec. CHEVROLET 3:19.0 FORD 383 sec. FORD 701 11. CHEVROLET 341 11. CHEVROLET 13.9 mjl . PLYMOUTH 27J «C.* CHEVROLET 14711. CHEVROLET 3.03.7 Ask your dealer (or complete "Showdown" detaili ·Incomplete 3rd he»t

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