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Dodge Firearrow IV Convertible

Dodge Firearow IV Convertible

 

In 1953 and 1954, Dodge created a handful of very special concept cars bearing the Firearrow name. To this day, experts count the Firearrows among the most beautiful and distinctive Dodge vehicles ever built.

 

The four-seat convertible shown here is Firearrow IV, the final edition of the series. Like its predecessors, the Firearrow IV was a collaboration between the Chrysler design director Virgil Exner and famed stylist Luigi Segre of the Ghia design house in Turin, Italy. The 119-inch wheelbase chassis and Red Ram HEMI® V8 engine were…

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Dodge Firearrow IV Convertible

1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat

1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat

 

In 1949-50, a hot new fad was sweeping through the auto industry: the hardtop convertible. Here’s Dodge’s contribution to the styling trend, the 1950 Coronet Diplomat.

 

When first you hear it, the term “hardtop convertible” sounds like an oxymoron—like “constant variable” or “jumbo shrimp.” Hold on, and we’ll make some sense of it. In the late ’40s, industry product planners discovered that many new car buyers, especially young people, purchased convertibles but then seldom if ever took down the tops. Perplexed by this curious fact—convertibles were significantly more…

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1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat

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