1950s Cars – Dodge

1950

Welcome to 1950s Cars – Dodge

1950 Dodge Meadowbrook

Priced a mere $75.00 less than the Coronet it was considered economy,
the interior boasted that it had enough head room to not knock your hat off

Cost: $1,811.00 

1951

1950 Dodge Wayfarer Convertible

Dodge relied on Chrysler’s engineering excellence to sell its cars,
heralding such virtues as smooth ride and Safety-Rim wheels

Cost: $1,925.00

1951 Dodge Wayfarer Sportabout

America’s lowest priced full sized completely convertible open car,
it sounded good but just over a thousand were sold
and it turned out to be the models last year

Cost: $1,730.00 (base)

1952

1952 Dodge Meadowbrook

Little was changed in this model year for Dodge or Chrysler,
they were busy making military vehicles for use in Korea

Cost: $2,240.00 (base model)

1953

1953 Dodge Coronet

This Club Coupe was equipped with the new Red Ram V-8
it also was the first Dodge to decorate the hood with the now iconic Ram’s head ornament

Cost: $2,198.00

 

1954

1954 Dodge Royal

Another Spring special included this two-tone coral/white paint,
the outside spare tire swung to the side for trunk access

Cost:  $2,205.00

1955

1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer

The Royal lancer was the top of the line Dodge this year,
the three-tone paint didn’t last long but it was popular while they offered it fender skirts were an option on the Royal only

Cost: $2,395.00

1956

1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer
“La Femme”

Dodge just didn’t get it when it came to marketing to women,
this attempt had soft tone exterior colors,
a matching umbrella, rose leather shoulder bag and gold flaked pink upholstery

Cost: $2,877.00

1957

1957 Dodge Coronet Lancer

This very popular model was the first Dodge to join the tail fin craze,
equipped with pushbutton TorqueFlite selector,
dash mounted rearview mirror and a Scope-Sight speedometer

Cost: $2,335.00

1958

1958 Dodge Sierra Wagon

Dodge’s most popular wagon at a time when wagons sold well,
this particular one was a “Spring Swept-Wing” edition featuring special colors and interiors

Cost: $2,733.00

1959

1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer

The hardtop coupe (shown) started at $3200.00
a comparable Coronet which sold for about $500.00 less out sold the Royal three to one

Cost: $3,312.00 (with a V-8)

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