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The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 6, 1970-1979

Welcome back to the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge brand history. This is Part 6 in the series.

 

 

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Evolution was the theme for Dodge in the 1970s. By 1978, the familiar Dodge Charger, the muscle car of the 1960s, had evolved into the elegant Dodge Magnum XE — the refined personal luxury coupe you see above. The sporty V-8 engine and bucket seats remained, but now the focus was on comfort and convenience features, and the Magnum XE proved to be a popular seller in its category.

 

As Dodge…

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The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 6, 1970-1979

Dodge Dart Is Named the 2014 Connected Car of the Year

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The accolades keep rolling in. With its exclusive, state-of-the-art available Uconnect® system, the Dodge Dart has been named Connected World magazine’s 2014 Connected Car of the Year.

 

The award was presented on stage at the Connected World Conference Pavilion at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Basing their selections on what they describe as “the ideal mix of safety, convenience and infotainment technology,” the magazine’s editorial team presented the award in six vehicle classifications: small, midsize, luxury, ultra-luxury, green and truck. The 2014 Dart took home the honors in the highly competitive…

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Dodge Dart Is Named the 2014 Connected Car of the Year

Road Trip with Steve Visits Steve Magnante’s Muscle Car Collection | Freedom Drive – Amhest, MA

Magnante's 1963 Dart GT

 

The second leg of the Dart Road Trip crossed the Freedom Tour finish line at Steve Magnante’s home in rural Massachusetts, and we couldn’t wait to pull his classic rides out of the garage.

 

First up was his 1963 Dart GT, an all original, never restored vehicle that is Steve’s everyday driver. The next was a ’63 altered-wheelbase Dart built as a tribute to “Rampage”, and hidden in the back was a ‘Cuda straight out of the ‘60s.

 

Steve’s home was stocked with auto…

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Road Trip with Steve Visits Steve Magnante’s Muscle Car Collection | Freedom Drive – Amhest, MA