The Dodge Firearrow III Coupe

 

In the early 1950s, Dodge produced a series of concept cars under the Firearrow name. The first two Firearrows were convertibles and, since they were designed mainly for the show car circuit, they weren’t fully functional or road-worthy. The third Firearrow was a coupe, and it was built to run as good as it looked.

 

Like its predecessors, Firearrow III was a joint effort between Dodge and Ghia, the Italian coach building firm. Chrysler design chief Virgil Exner gave Ghia stylist Luigi Segre free…

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The Dodge Firearrow III Coupe

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

Dodge Daroo I

 

The Dodge Daroo I, one of the wildest factory show cars of the 1960s, was a collaboration between Dodge design manager Bill Brownlie and George Barris, Hollywood’s self-professed “King of the Kustomizers.”  Change was in the air and the Daroo, with its radical, cut-down profile and bold paint, made a big splash on the custom car show scene.

 

Brownlie sent to Barris a stock 1967 Dart GT convertible, which Barris shortened 10 inches in the rear and lengthened 17 inches in the front, forming…

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Dodge Daroo I