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1962 Dodge Lancer GT

1962 Dodge Lancer GT

 

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, luxurious wood grain instrument panel, full wheel covers and whitewall tires were also standard. “Lancer GT” badges…

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1962 Dodge Lancer GT

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

1987 Dodge Shelby Lancer

For 1987, Carroll Shelby and Dodge teamed up to offer an exclusive compact luxury sedan. Designed to compete with the best small European GTs, including the BMW 3-series and the C-class Mercedes, the Shelby Lancer was packed with performance and luxury features.

 

The Shelby Lancer was available in one exterior color: Graphic Red accented with unique “Shelby” and “Intercooled Turbo” lettering. Blacked-out trim and Shelby 15-inch wheels with black centers completed the look.  A Shelby-tuned Turbo II 2.2 Liter four with 175 hp supplied the power, while half of the exclusive…

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1987 Dodge Shelby Lancer