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1957 Dodge Custom Royal D-500 Convertible

1957 Dodge Custom Royal D-500 Convertible

 

Featured here is one of the rarest and most flamboyant Dodge vehicles of the fabulous ‘50s: the 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Convertible.

 

The Custom Royal was the top of the line for 1957, with the drop-top version considered the most desirable today.  (Only 2,456 convertibles were produced that year, and the number remaining is unknown.) The D-500 designation signifies Dodge’s powerhouse engine that year, a 325 cubic-inch V8 with hemispherical heads, a 9.25:1 compression ratio, and Carter four-barrel carb. With sporty-sounding dual exhausts, it was good for…

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1957 Dodge Custom Royal D-500 Convertible