1964 Dodge HEMI® Charger

Hemi Charger

 

The first Dodge to wear the famous Charger nameplate was this one-of-one show car constructed in 1964. It bears little resemblance to the first production Charger introduced in 1966, or to any of the famous Chargers that followed, for that matter. But the car does have an interesting history in its own right.

 

Built to showcase the new 426 HEMI® race engine at hot rod shows around the country, the Charger was based on a production ’63 Polara chassis and body. The body was cut in half, radically shortened, and then…

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1964 Dodge HEMI® Charger

1949 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon

One of the rarest and most coveted vintage Dodge vehicles today isn’t a glamorous convertible or a powerful muscle car. It’s a station wagon, the 1949 Dodge Coronet.

 

The Coronet was one of the last of the classic American station wagons to employ wood body construction.  Yes, it’s a prime example of what modern car collectors call a “woody.” These wagons are loaded with charisma. With their marine-style interior and exterior details and wonderful woodgrain textures everywhere, they have the appeal of a vintage wooden boat or a fine piece of…

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1949 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon

The Dodge Kahuna Concept

Kowabunga! Here’s a Dodge concept vehicle from back in 2003 that was nothing but fun—the surf-flavored Kahuna.

 

Unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Kahuna featured a fully retractable fabric roof and frameless windows that tucked out of sight completely inside the body.

 

Three rows of flexible seating—based on the Dodge Caravan Stow ‘n Go system—provided the interior accommodations, while surf boards could be stowed on the handy roof rack. The floor was polished wood, much like a boat deck.

 

Exterior touches included Pacific Blue paint with teak door…

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The Dodge Kahuna Concept