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The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 3, 1940-1949

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Welcome back to the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge brand history. This is Part 3 in the series.

 

The Dodge brand entered the 1940s in the same way as the rest of America: with a new sense of confidence and optimism.  Slowly but surely, the country was lifting itself out of the Great Depression. Dodge produced over 225, 000 vehicles in 1940, marking its eighth consecutive year as one of the top five selling…

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The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 2, 1930-1939

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Welcome back to the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge brand history. In this post — number two in the series — we look into some of the many technical advancements made by Dodge between 1930 and 1939.

 

By 1930, the operations of the former Dodge Brothers Company were fully integrated into the Chrysler Corporation, with Dodge offering an exciting new lineup of advanced six- and eight-cylinder models.

 

The old Dodge Brothers label was discontinued on trucks in 1929 and on…

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1940 Dodge Luxury Liner

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In 1940, Dodge was riding high – the automaker was celebrating its 25th anniversary and enjoying a comfortable position near the top of the sales charts. Bursting with pride, Dodge was now marketing its passenger cars under the label “Luxury Liner”, with wider seats and finer upholstery materials than the competition.

 

The 1940 Luxury Liner was offered in multiple body styles, including the Deluxe Two-Door Sedan (Model D-14) shown here. The wheelbase was lengthened to 119.5 inches that year…

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