In 1962, Dodge entered in America’s booming new compact car category with the Dodge Lancer. Rolling out the year before, the Lancer lineup for ’62 included the 170 and 770 models in sedan and station wagon styles, along with the sporty and sophisticated model shown here, the Dodge Lancer GT Hardtop.
The Lancer GT boasted thick-pile carpeting, bucket seats and leather-grain vinyl upholstery behind its two doors. A distinct padded dash, 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…Read More