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Vehicle - Automobile - Dodge - Coronet

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1955 Dodge Coronet Coupe
Name Automobile, Dodge, Coronet
Region North America
Category Vehicle
Type Automobile
SubType Dodge
Variety Coronet
Manufacturer Dodge (Details)
Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1949–1959 / 1965–1976



History: The Coronet is an automobile that was marketed by Dodge as a full-size car in the 1950s, initially the division's highest trim line but, starting in 1955, the lowest trim line. From the 1965 to 1975 model years the name was on intermediate-sized models.
The 1955 Dodge lineup, consisting of the entry-level Coronet, Royal, and ornate Custom Royal, was a major departure for the company. The Dodge Custom Royal was produced for the 1955 through 1959 model years.
All three models are similar in their general shapes and differ by external ornaments, interiors and engines. They were all available as 4-door sedan and 2-door hardtop coupe; body styles 2-door sedan and 2-door wagon were only available as Coronet; a 4-door wagon was available both as Coronet and Royal; the 2-door convertible was exclusively produced for the Custom Royal and known as Custom Royal Lancer
The Dodge lineup was positioned as the mainstream line in Chrysler's hierarchy, between DeSoto and Plymouth.

From Wikipedia

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Dodge is an American brand of automobile manufactured by FCA US LLC (formerly known as Chrysler Group LLC), based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Dodge vehicles currently include the lower-priced badge variants of Chrysler-badged vehicles as well as performance cars, though for much of its existence Dodge was Chrysler's mid-priced brand above Plymouth.

Founded as the Dodge Brothers Company machine shop by brothers Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge in the early 1900s, Dodge was originally a supplier of parts and assemblies for Detroit-based automakers and began building complete automobiles under the "Dodge Brothers" brand in 1914, predating the founding of Chrysler Corporation. The factory was located in Hamtramck, Michigan, and was called the Dodge Main factory from 1910 until its closing in January 1980. The Dodge brothers both died in 1920, and the company was sold by their families to Dillon, Read & Co. in 1925 before being sold to Chrysler in 1928. Dodge vehicles mainly consisted of trucks and full-sized passenger cars through the 1970s, though it made memorable compact cars (such as the 1963–76 Dart) and midsize cars (such as the "B-Body" Coronet and Charger from 1962–79).


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Item created by: Alain LM on 2019-01-26 12:17:26. Last edited by Alain LM on 2019-01-26 12:38:43

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