1930 Dodge Brothers DD Taxicab

1930 Dodge Brothers DD Taxicab

With their reputation for ruggedness and reliability, Dodge Brothers cars were favorites for taxicab use. Take this handsome 1930 DD Series Sedan, for instance.

 

The 1930 model year was the last in which the full Dodge Brothers name was officially used. The Dodge brothers, John F. and Horace E., had passed away in 1920. In 1928, the company became part of Chrysler. Beginning in 1931, Brothers was dropped from the name and the cars were marketed simply as Dodges. (The name change was applied to trucks the year before.) However,…

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1930 Dodge Brothers DD Taxicab

1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat

1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat

 

In 1949-50, a hot new fad was sweeping through the auto industry: the hardtop convertible. Here’s Dodge’s contribution to the styling trend, the 1950 Coronet Diplomat.

 

When first you hear it, the term “hardtop convertible” sounds like an oxymoron—like “constant variable” or “jumbo shrimp.” Hold on, and we’ll make some sense of it. In the late ’40s, industry product planners discovered that many new car buyers, especially young people, purchased convertibles but then seldom if ever took down the tops. Perplexed by this curious fact—convertibles were significantly more…

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1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat

The Grand Caravan Legacy

The Grand Caravan Legacy

 

When the Dodge Caravan was introduced for 1984, it wasn’t just a new vehicle. It was a whole new kind of vehicle.

 

First previewed in the spring of 1983, the Caravan, along with its Chrysler Corporation stablemates, the Plymouth Voyager and Chrysler Town & Country, introduced America to the minivan. In a bold national marketing campaign, Dodge called the Caravan “a transportation revolution.”

 

Starting with the popular K-car sedan platform with its rugged 2.2-liter engine and front-wheel drive, designers threw away the styling rulebook and expanded the body’s dimensions…

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The Grand Caravan Legacy