The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 2, 1930-1939

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Welcome back to the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge brand history. In this post — number two in the series — we look into some of the many technical advancements made by Dodge between 1930 and 1939.

 

By 1930, the operations of the former Dodge Brothers Company were fully integrated into the Chrysler Corporation, with Dodge offering an exciting new lineup of advanced six- and eight-cylinder models.

 

The old Dodge Brothers label was discontinued on trucks in 1929 and on cars in 1930, replaced by the simpler and more…

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The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 2, 1930-1939

The Dodge Heritage Series, Part 1: 1914-1929

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Take a trip back in time with the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge history. In this post — the first in the series — we meet the Dodge brothers, John and Horace, whose commitment to innovation is still very much a part of how we do things today.

 

The official history of the Dodge automobile begins in 1914, but the story of the Dodge brothers in the automobile business reaches back even further.  John and Horace Dodge were among the pioneers of the Detroit auto industry.

 

Successful bicycle builders…

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The Dodge Heritage Series, Part 1: 1914-1929

A Pair of Crowns: 1968 Coronet R/T and Super Bee Hulks Await Restoration

Story & photos by Steve Magnante. Please hover over each picture for more information.

 

On first glance, only the domed hood sets this WS23L Coronet R/T hulk apart from a run–of-the-mill Slant Six or 318 car. While family-style Coronets came with flat hoods, only the R/T and Super Bee screamers carried this non-functional domed unit, which also saw service in 1969 (on non-cold air cars). Despite the kinked hinge, severe surface rust and botched plastic fill job, it’s salvageable.

 

 

A car’s name is just as important as its outward appearance. The sleekest…

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A Pair of Crowns: 1968 Coronet R/T and Super Bee Hulks Await Restoration