Dodge Adds Color to Your Life!

Classic Colors

 

There’s a long-standing tradition at Dodge: No boring cars. And that means no boring colors.

 

Back in 1969, Dodge designers shook the automotive scene to its core with a crazy palette of exterior paint colors for the company’s already wild muscle car lineup.  They gave the colors equally far-out names:  Hemi® Orange. Go Mango.  Citron Yella. Sublime. Panther Pink. Top Banana. And Plum Crazy, like on the Charger above.

 

If you think those names are wild, check out the ones the bosses reportedly shot down: Statutory Grape.  Catchme Copper. You can see…

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Dodge Adds Color to Your Life!

1957 Dodge Custom Royal D-500 Convertible

1957 Dodge Custom Royal D-500 Convertible

 

Featured here is one of the rarest and most flamboyant Dodge vehicles of the fabulous ‘50s: the 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Convertible.

 

The Custom Royal was the top of the line for 1957, with the drop-top version considered the most desirable today.  (Only 2,456 convertibles were produced that year, and the number remaining is unknown.) The D-500 designation signifies Dodge’s powerhouse engine that year, a 325 cubic-inch V8 with hemispherical heads, a 9.25:1 compression ratio, and Carter four-barrel carb. With sporty-sounding dual exhausts, it was good for…

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1957 Dodge Custom Royal D-500 Convertible

Throwback Thursday Fan Edition

We handed the keys to our fans this Throwback Thursday and asked to see all of your classic Dodge vehicles. The response was overwhelming! So many of you have vintage models that are rare to come across on the open road, it was hard to narrow down our favorites. Although we are featuring only a few here on REDLINE Dodge, head over to our Facebook page to see all of the submissions we received. And don’t hesitate to upload even more photos to our wall. We just may feature them in a future post.

 

Lyle Willits

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Throwback Thursday Fan Edition