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

Dodge Challenger Through the Years: 2008 to present

 

After a 22-year hiatus, the Dodge Challenger roared back onto the American car scene in January 2006 at the North American International Auto Show.  The Challenger Concept was the smash hit of the show in Detroit that year, winning both the Peoples’ Choice and Best of Show awards.

 

In response to the tremendous demand from consumers, including 40,000 hand-raisers who answered a web survey, the Challenger was quickly green-lighted for production.  While Michael Castiglione of Chrysler’s Pacifica Studio had designed the original…

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Dodge Challenger Through the Years: 2008 to present

Dodge Challenger Through the Years: 1970 to 1974

 

Dodge was the final entrant in the Detroit pony car wars in 1970, but the Challenger was worth the wait. Pundits declared the Challenger’s clean, elegant styling the best of the breed, and they raved about the wide variety of available powerplants, from Slant Six to 426 Hemi.

 

Like all pony cars, the Challenger was based on modified compact/intermediate architecture, which in Dodge’s case it also shared with its pony car sibling at Chrysler, the Plymouth Barracuda. Dodge designer Carl Cameron styled…

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Dodge Challenger Through the Years: 1970 to 1974