Friday, July 18, 2014

Automotif XXXVI...

It's been a good summer for car spotting in Broad Ripple...

Sitting at a local service station is this stately-looking early postwar Dodge sedan. I love the suicide doors.

I'm not enough of a Mopar buff to tell you whether it's a '46, '47, or '48. It's interesting how they tried to freshen the prewar lines while using as much of the old design as possible.

Detail of the Dodge charging ram hood ornament.
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7 comments:

batchainpuller said...

Few people know that the grill was the inspiration for the Jeopardy game board

Jay Ater said...

We call those kissing doors.

Great looking cars, almost bought a 47 tudoor a few years back but I needed it like I need another hole in my head.

Old NFO said...

Stately is right! :-) Driving Miss Daisy... :-D

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is any difference between the three model years. GM policy was that every year something had to be different so the sales droids could claim it was new and improved but Chrysler was different.

I spotted two rare birds yesterday. A Rambler American and a Studebaker Avanti. The Stude sounded great as it went past.

Al_in_Ottawa

Don M said...

Dodge was the best all time name for an American car.

global village idiot said...

I predict you'll get to "Automotif L" by the end of the calendar year.

It would be fitting if "L" was a Volt up on blocks.

gvi

tailwind said...

I had the pleasure of using a '48 Plymouth 4 door (same car different grill) as a daily driver for a number of months in '73 and it was a lot of fun (stopping required advance planning).
The backseat space was HUGE (and quite comfortable for 2). Plus, the radio had a setting called "mellow," so, naturally, we named it the mellowmobile.
Very appropriate for the early '70's.