1961 Dodge Flitewing Concept

Dodge Flitewing

These days we call them concept cars, but they were once known by the manufacturers as dream cars or simply idea cars. Whatever the name, these custom show vehicles have always had the same basic purpose: to test and explore the very latest designs in automobiles. In 1961, the latest from Dodge was the Flitewing.

 

Designed by Chrysler stylists in Detroit and crafted by hand by the Ghia coachbuilding house in Turin, Italy, the Flitewing sported dozens of unique features. The most obvious were the gullwing-style side windows—flitewings—that swung up automatically…

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1961 Dodge Flitewing Concept

2007 Dodge Demon Concept

demon concept

 

The Demon name has a long and beloved history with Dodge. It was first applied to a two-door fastback version of the compact 1971-1972 Dart, complete with a cute cartoon mascot—a little red imp with a pitchfork. The most recent Dodge to wear the Demon emblem is pictured above: a racy, two-seat sports concept introduced at the 2007 International Auto Show in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

“While the iconic Viper is a dream car for many, the Dodge Demon is designed to be an attainable dream car,” said Jae Chung, the Demon’s principal…

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2007 Dodge Demon Concept

1926 Dodge Brothers Series 116 Sedan

1926 Dodge brothers series 116 Sedan

 

The name for this historic Dodge model, 116 Series, is a reference to the vehicle’s wheelbase: 116 inches. That’s simple and straightforward enough.

 

That’s what Dodge Brothers cars were in these years: simple and straightforward. They were practical, no-nonsense vehicles known far and wide for ruggedness and reliability. The 116 Series, sold 1923-1926, was essentially a continuation of the original four-cylinder Model 30 of 1914, the car that made the company famous, but with small, regular improvements.

 

The new features for 1926 included automatic windshield wipers, lift-open rear…

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1926 Dodge Brothers Series 116 Sedan