1980 Dodge Mirada

1980 Dodge Mirada

 

Personal luxury cars were an important part of the new-car market in the early 1980s, both for sales and as image builders. Sporty two-doors loaded with luxury features drew customers into the showrooms. The Dodge brand’s all-new entry in this highly competitive segment for 1980 was the Mirada, a sleek coupe that was produced for only three years.

 

A bit ahead of its time, perhaps, the Mirada was lean and compact—it was 800 pounds lighter and seven inches shorter than the Magnum, Dodge’s previous model. But like any good…

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1980 Dodge Mirada

1970 Dodge Coronet R/T

1970 Dodge Coronet R/T

 

With its wild twin-nostril grille and integrated front bumper, the 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T is one of the most distinctive-looking muscle cars of the era. It’s virtually impossible to mistake the ’70 R/T for anything else—it’s that different.

 

The unique front end treatment was created by Dodge stylist Diran Yazejian, a graduate of the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. While the bumper looks like two separate components, it’s actually one continuous stamping with sheet metal covering the middle. The look tends to be highly…

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1970 Dodge Coronet R/T

1994 Dodge Venom Concept

1994 Dodge Venom Concept

 

Here’s a highly popular Dodge concept vehicle from the 1990s: the 1994 Dodge Venom. With its advanced styling, the Venom was a big hit with car enthusiasts, touring the international auto show circuit for several years.  That’s a rare accomplishment in the world of exotic, one-off concept cars, where “fresh” might only last for a couple of weeks — but the Venom pulled it off.

 

Designed to showcase Dodge’s innovative Cab-Forward design architecture (first used on the Intrepid sedan) in a two-seat sports car package, the Venom was…

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1994 Dodge Venom Concept