1964 Dodge Custom 880 Convertible

1964 Dodge Custom 880 Convertible

 

Here’s one of the largest and most expensive convertibles ever found in Dodge showrooms: the 1964 Custom 880 Convertible.

 

Riding on a luxurious 122-inch wheelbase and featuring a base price of $3,850, the 880 Custom Convertible was a whole lot of car. The Dodge brand, introduced to the public in 1914, was celebrating its golden anniversary in 1964, and the 880 Custom was the flagship of the line that year.

 

We know the sleek red job shown here is the top-of-the-line 880 Custom in two ways: the bright…

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1964 Dodge Custom 880 Convertible

1997 Dodge Sidewinder Concept

Sidewinder Concept

Wait just a second here. Is this a two-seat convertible sports car, or is this a pickup truck? It’s both. This is the wildly creative Dodge Sidewinder, a one-of-a-kind concept vehicle from 1997.

 

The Sidewinder was based on an original sketch by the renowned stylist Mark Allen, who at the time was only two years out of school. Today he’s head of design at Jeep, Dodge’s sister division, with a number of award-winning Chrysler Group designs to his credit.

 

Built on a 112-inch racing chassis, the Sidewinder was powered by an…

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1997 Dodge Sidewinder Concept

The Grand Caravan‘s Grandfather

1970SPortsman

 

Dodge helped to invent the minivan category in 1984 with the groundbreaking Caravan, and Dodge continues to offer the industry’s leading minivan today with the 2013 Grand Caravan. But if you look back a little further in Dodge history, you can find a vehicle that foreshadows the Caravan concept: the A100 Sportsman, a compact van offered from 1964 through 1970. It was just a little ahead of its time, that’s all.

 

The A100 was built on a compact chassis with a wheelbase of just 90 inches, and a few years later…

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The Grand Caravan‘s Grandfather