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

1949 Dodge Wayfarer

 

The Wayfarer was the low-priced model in the all-new 1949 Dodge lineup, offering a minimum of chrome and gadgetry. Body styles on this no-nonsense edition included a three-passenger business coupe, a fastback sedan, and a convertible roadster.  The business coupe, shown here, was a favorite among traveling salesmen due to its enormous trunk, ideal for hauling samples, along with the bare-bones price.

 

While Dodges of this era offered little in the way of luxury or style, they were well regarded for their engineering, including innovations like Fluid Drive….

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1949 Dodge Wayfarer