1971 Dodge Demon

Dodge Demon

 

 

Not all the memorable Dodges of the late ’60s and early ’70s were rip-snorting muscle cars. The 1971-72 Dart Demon (1971 model shown here) may have been mild-mannered, but it was a highly popular car of the era that owners still recall fondly today.

 

The Demon was essentially a standard Dart sedan but in a sporty two-door coupe version, employing fastback sheetmetal that was shared with its Chrysler stablemate, the Plymouth Duster. With its base engine, a 198-cubic-inch Slant Six, the Demon was no threat at the drag strip, but…

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1971 Dodge Demon

2001 Dodge Super8 Hemi Concept

2001 Super8 Hemi Concept

 

 

Concept cars don’t have to obey boundaries or follow anyone’s rules—that’s the fun of them. Often, their job is only to provoke thought and stimulate interest in new ideas.

 

Take the Dodge Super8 Hemi, for instance. Introduced at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show, the concept was nothing less than an effort to redefine the traditional American family sedan. And naturally, not everyone knew quite what to make of the outside-the-box design. Wrote one journalist, “This Dodge concept manages to be retro, futuristic and just plain bizarre all…

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2001 Dodge Super8 Hemi Concept

1982 Dodge Aries

1982 Dodge Aries

The Aries was produced from 1981 to 1989, and it was not only a popular and memorable car, it was an important car in the history of the Dodge brand. In fact, the Aries helped to save the company.

 

Reeling from the combined effects of a recession and a global energy crisis, in 1979 Chrysler was forced to seek government loan guarantees. Meanwhile, Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca took the company’s case straight to the people in a series of television commercials. Looking straight into the camera, the…

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1982 Dodge Aries