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

1987 Dodge Shelby Lancer

For 1987, Carroll Shelby and Dodge teamed up to offer an exclusive compact luxury sedan. Designed to compete with the best small European GTs, including the BMW 3-series and the C-class Mercedes, the Shelby Lancer was packed with performance and luxury features.

 

The Shelby Lancer was available in one exterior color: Graphic Red accented with unique “Shelby” and “Intercooled Turbo” lettering. Blacked-out trim and Shelby 15-inch wheels with black centers completed the look.  A Shelby-tuned Turbo II 2.2 Liter four with 175 hp supplied the power, while half of the exclusive…

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1987 Dodge Shelby Lancer