Exploring the Dodge Scat Pack Packages

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To Dodge muscle and motorsports enthusiasts, Steve Magnante requires no introduction. A former Hot Rod magazine editor and an expert TV commentator on the collector car auction scene, Steve is a walking encyclopedia of Dodge technical knowledge and lore.

 

In the video below, Steve joins presenter Christy Lee to walk us through the hot new Scat Pack performance packages, starting first with a brief history of the original Scat Pack concept of the late 1960s.

 

In the golden age of muscle cars, Dodge was usually found at the head of the pack….

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Exploring the Dodge Scat Pack Packages

1940 Dodge Luxury Liner

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In 1940, Dodge was riding high – the automaker was celebrating its 25th anniversary and enjoying a comfortable position near the top of the sales charts. Bursting with pride, Dodge was now marketing its passenger cars under the label “Luxury Liner”, with wider seats and finer upholstery materials than the competition.

 

The 1940 Luxury Liner was offered in multiple body styles, including the Deluxe Two-Door Sedan (Model D-14) shown here. The wheelbase was lengthened to 119.5 inches that year to accommodate all-new styling with a bolder, wider grille and a fastback…

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1940 Dodge Luxury Liner

1982 Dodge 400 Coupe

1982 Dodge 400 Coupe

 

Introduced in 1982, the Dodge 400 was our entry in a new compact luxury class that emerged in the 1980s. “Owning one is like owning the road,” the Dodge ads boasted.

 

The 400 shared its basic K-car architecture with the Dodge Aries, the hot-selling front-drive compact sedan, but featured additional structure and enhancements that earned it the name “Super K” from the Dodge engineering team. Extra sound insulation and other measures were employed to make the ride as plush and quiet as possible, all in an effort to…

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1982 Dodge 400 Coupe