Friday Fight: Dodge Firearrow III vs. Dodge Kahuna


What’s your personal style — elegant European grand touring car or glamorous California surf buggy?


For this Friday Fight we’re matching up two famous, one-of-a-kind Dodge show cars, the 2003 Kahuna concept and the 1954 Firearrow III.  Which priceless vehicle would you choose as your personal dream transportation? But remember, you can select only one.


Here’s a recap on both vehicles:


Kahuna:  The hit of the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Kahuna featured a fabric roof that retracted completely out of sight inside the body.  Surf boards stowed on the handy roof rack, while the floor was polished teak in classic sailboat style—the ideal machine for cruising the California coastline in search of the perfect wave.


Firearrow III: a joint effort between Dodge and the Turinese design firm Ghia, and personally managed by Chrysler design chief Virgil Exner and Ghia stylist Luigi Segre, the Firearrow III used a hand-crafted Italian body built upon a production Dodge Royal chassis. With a Dodge Red Ram HEMI® engine supplying the horsepower, the Firearrow III combined the best of two worlds: classic American V8 muscle and timeless Italian design. In 1954, the Firearrow III christened the new high-speed oval at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Michigan with a record speed of 143.44 mph.


So how about it, Dodge fans? Which classic Dodge dream car is your personal favorite? Go to the Dodge Facebook page and follow the instructions to cast your vote.

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