1959 Dodge Coronet Police Special

1959 Dodge Coronet Police Vehicle

 

In the 1950′s, Dodge enjoyed a reputation for superior engineering thanks to advanced features like TorqueFlite transmissions, torsion bar suspension and unibody construction.  So where dependability and performance were required, Dodge was a popular choice—in law enforcement, for example.

 

The 1959 Dodge Coronet police special (above) was built on a heavy-duty 122-inch wheelbase chassis (shared with DeSoto) with the aforementioned torsion bar suspension and rugged unibody construction. Law enforcement agencies could choose from two available 383 cubic-inch V8s: a D-500 320 hp version with a single four-barrel carburetor…

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1959 Dodge Coronet Police Special

Brothers in Arms: Dodge Charger and Challenger

1966 Charger

 

Today, the original Dodge Charger and Challenger are recognized as two of the great icons of the muscle car era.  Both proudly bear the Dodge brand, of course, but these two cars share more than fans may know.

 

The 1966 Charger (shown here) was created when Dodge dealers clamored for a sporty cruiser that would appeal to the red-hot youth market. Starting with Chrysler’s B-body platform and using the same cowl, door, and windshield as the standard Dodge Coronet hardtop, designer Carl “Cam” Cameron added a dramatic flying roofline that extended…

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Brothers in Arms: Dodge Charger and Challenger

Dodge Tomahawk Concept

Tomahawk

 

It’s got four wheels, but clearly, it’s not a car. It’s got handlebars and a saddle, but it’s not really a motorcycle.  Dodge designers pushed all the traditional boundaries aside when they built the 2003 Tomahawk, creating what might be the wildest Dodge concept vehicle ever.

 

The Tomahawk is built around a 8.3-liter Viper V10 engine and not much else, with the aluminum cylinder block serving as a major part of the chassis. Curb weight is only 1500 lbs and with 500 horsepower churning the twin rear wheels, the machine’s power-to-weight ratio…

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Dodge Tomahawk Concept