Yes there was a connection. I think Lee Iacocca was running Chrysler at the time. I vaguely remember reading about it in a book. I think Iacocca continued the relationship with A. DeTomaso, from when Iacocca was with Ford. I think the Plymouth was a compact and only lasted a short time, like a year or two. It was not radical but rather kind of plain Jane but I am not an authority, just trying to help out from my deteriorating brain.
There was more to it than that. There were a few Panteras that had Dodge V-8s in them installed by the Dodge Boys, remember them? I believe they were turbos also. If some one hits the search button, you will probably get some photos. I remember that the Pentastar logo was on the car. I think it was in the grill where the DeTomaso logo normally was. There was some Shelby connection. Does any one remember the exact story?
The DeTomaso 024 (a Dodge Omni w/ DT stickers) from the late 70's or early 80's. Article on one in the PI magazine Spring 2001 number 106. Really close to the ugliest car every to come from MOPAR.

PI Magazine Spring 2005 #122. Article on Jim Coyne's Mopar connected 1985 GT5-S which talks about the five Mopar "test" cars.
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The DeTomaso 024 (a Dodge Omni w/ DT stickers) from the late 70's or early 80's. Article on one in the PI magazine Spring 2001 number 106. Really close to the ugliest car every to come from MOPAR.


I knew there was a reason we all want to forget about the car.
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