1973 Dodge Monaco

1973 Dodge Monaco

 

The elegant Monaco was the top of the line in two-door hardtops from Dodge in 1973. On the strength of its 122-inch wheelbase and enormous, almost living-room-sized interior, Dodge called the big cruiser “one of the roomiest and most comfortable cars on the road regardless of price,” and justifiably so.

 

Loaded with features, the Monaco’s standard equipment included power steering, power disc brakes,
electric clock, and wood-grain interior trim. TorqueFlite automatic transmission was also standard, coupled to the buyer’s choice of a wide array of engines:  the standard 360-cubic-inch V8,…

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1973 Dodge Monaco

1963 Dodge Dart GT

1963 Dodge Dart GT

 

For 1963, Dodge shuffled its product lineup, dropping the old Lancer compact and applying the Dart badge to an all-new product called the “senior compact” line. This latest Dodge Dart slotted into the traditional compact category, but with extra size, features, and style that placed it at the top of the class.

 

The wheelbase was lengthened from the Lancer’s 106.5 inches to 111 inches to provide more cabin space, especially for rear seat passengers.  A 170 cubic-inch Slant Six with 101 horsepower was standard, while a larger, 225…

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1963 Dodge Dart GT

1978 Dodge L’il Red Express Truck

1978 Dodge Lil Red Express Truck

 

 

Strange but true: In 1978, the hottest domestic production car sold in America … well, it wasn’t a car. It was a pickup—the Dodge L’il Red Express Truck, a factory hot rod with the quickest zero-to-100 mph time of any American-made vehicle that year.

 

In the late 1970s the auto industry was struggling to meet strict new emissions and fuel economy requirements. The advanced electronic control systems used to achieve maximum efficiency on all vehicles today weren’t yet developed. As a result, performance suffered—V8 engines were…

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1978 Dodge L’il Red Express Truck