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1963 Dodge Dart GT

1963 Dodge Dart GT

 

For 1963, Dodge shuffled its product lineup, dropping the old Lancer compact and applying the Dart badge to an all-new product called the “senior compact” line. This latest Dodge Dart slotted into the traditional compact category, but with extra size, features, and style that placed it at the top of the class.

 

The wheelbase was lengthened from the Lancer’s 106.5 inches to 111 inches to provide more cabin space, especially for rear seat passengers.  A 170 cubic-inch Slant Six with 101 horsepower was standard, while a larger, 225…

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1963 Dodge Dart GT

1980 Dodge Mirada

1980 Dodge Mirada

 

Personal luxury cars were an important part of the new-car market in the early 1980s, both for sales and as image builders. Sporty two-doors loaded with luxury features drew customers into the showrooms. The Dodge brand’s all-new entry in this highly competitive segment for 1980 was the Mirada, a sleek coupe that was produced for only three years.

 

A bit ahead of its time, perhaps, the Mirada was lean and compact—it was 800 pounds lighter and seven inches shorter than the Magnum, Dodge’s previous model. But like any good…

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1980 Dodge Mirada