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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

1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix

1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix

 

Strange but true: The first Dodge to wear the Dart nameplate wasn’t a compact sedan like the 2013 Dodge Dart. It was a mid-sized sedan produced from 1960 to 1963. Stranger yet: The name originally chosen for this car wasn’t Dart. It was Zipp.

 

How’s that for a car name—Zipp? Reportedly, the name tested extremely well in consumer surveys.

 

However, the Zipp name was dropped before introduction (fortunately, perhaps) in favor of Dart, and this first generation of models using the name was very successful for Dodge. The Phoenix…

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1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix

1997 Dodge Sidewinder Concept

Sidewinder Concept

Wait just a second here. Is this a two-seat convertible sports car, or is this a pickup truck? It’s both. This is the wildly creative Dodge Sidewinder, a one-of-a-kind concept vehicle from 1997.

 

The Sidewinder was based on an original sketch by the renowned stylist Mark Allen, who at the time was only two years out of school. Today he’s head of design at Jeep, Dodge’s sister division, with a number of award-winning Chrysler Group designs to his credit.

 

Built on a 112-inch racing chassis, the Sidewinder was powered by an…

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1997 Dodge Sidewinder Concept