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

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