Dodge Big Four

Dodge Big Four

 

For the first 13 years of the company’s history—1914 through 1926—all Dodge Brothers cars were powered by the same basic four-cylinder engine. This tireless workhorse was unofficially known as the Dodge Big Four.

 

The Big Four was an eager performer from the start. When the first test units were completed, the engineers were surprised to discover that instead of the 30 horsepower they’d projected, the engine easily made 35 hp. Larger than the engines in some other mid-price cars, the Big Four displaced 212.3 cubic inches, or in today’s…

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Dodge Big Four

1982 Dodge 400 Coupe

1982 Dodge 400 Coupe

 

Introduced in 1982, the Dodge 400 was our entry in a new compact luxury class that emerged in the 1980s. “Owning one is like owning the road,” the Dodge ads boasted.

 

The 400 shared its basic K-car architecture with the Dodge Aries, the hot-selling front-drive compact sedan, but featured additional structure and enhancements that earned it the name “Super K” from the Dodge engineering team. Extra sound insulation and other measures were employed to make the ride as plush and quiet as possible, all in an effort to…

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1982 Dodge 400 Coupe

No Reservations | What It’s Like to Sell a Car at Barrett-Jackson

By Steve Magnante

 

Faithful Redline readers will recognize my name as a regular contributor to this esteemed site devoted to all things wonderful and Dodge. But to newcomers, my name is Steve Magnante and I’m also a regular on-stage vehicle commentator at the world-famous Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions on Fox Sports 1 (formerly Speed).

 

Barrett-Jackson produces four auctions annually, but the Scottsdale, Arizona, show is by far the greatest, and the recent January event was no disappointment, with $113 million generated by the sale of nearly 1,400 collector vehicles of virtually every description. The top-selling Chrysler family product was the 1954…

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No Reservations | What It’s Like to Sell a Car at Barrett-Jackson