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John and Horace Dodge owned a machine engineering plant making motorcycles and gear boxes for Ford and Oldsmobile.  In 1913, they started building a car of their own and in 1914 the first finished product left the small factory in Hamtramck.  In a number of respects this first car was way ahead of its time.   During the first full year of production, 1915, a total in excess of 45,000 Dodges were sold.  The car was and remains a great success.  In 1920, sales rocketed to 141,000 vehicles.  Unfortunately, the Dodge brothers did not survive to experience this pleasant state of affairs, both dying in quick succession in 1920 of flu.  Three years later, on 31 July 1928, Walter P. Chrysler took over the factories from the bank for a cool $170 million.  In 1930, the cars were sold for the first time under the name 'Dodge' rather than 'Dodge Brothers'.

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Models produced by Dodge

440

440

1963-0

600

600

1985-1986

880

880

1964-0

Adventurer

Adventurer

1977-1980

Aspen

Aspen

1977-0

Challenger Coupes

Challenger Coupes

1970-1974

Charger

Charger

1966-1967

Charger Daytona

Charger Daytona

1969-1969

Charger R/T

Charger R/T

1968-1970

Coronet Diplomat

Coronet Diplomat

1950-1950

Coronet R/T

Coronet R/T

1967-1970

Coronet Super Bee

Coronet Super Bee

1967-1970

Custom Convertible

1941-1942

Custom Convertible

1946-1949

Custom Eight

1938-1938

Custom Town Sedan

1946-1948

D-500

D-500

1956-1956

D-500

D-500

1957-1959

D11

D11

1939-1939

D5/D8

D5/D8

1937-1938

Dart

Dart

1960-1975

Dart GT

Dart GT

1963-1966

Dart GTS

Dart GTS

1968-1969

DC/DG

1930-1931

DD

DD

1930-1930

DeLuxe Convertible

1940-1940

Demon 340

Demon 340

1971-1972

DH

1931-1931

Diplomat

Diplomat

1977-1989

Lancer GT

Lancer GT

1962-1962

Lancer Shelby

Lancer Shelby

1988-1990

Le Baron

Le Baron

1979-0

Magnum XE

Magnum XE

1978-1979

Matador

Matador

1960-1960

Mirada

Mirada

1980-1983

Monaco

Monaco

1971-1975

Monaco/Monaco 500

Monaco/Monaco 500

1965-1966

Ramcharger

1972-0

Royal

Royal

1954-1959

Shelby Charger

1983-1987

Victory

Victory

1937-0

Viper

Viper

1992-0

Viper GTS

Viper GTS

1999-0

Viper GTX-R

Viper GTX-R

1997-0

Wayfarer Roadster

Wayfarer Roadster

1949-1949

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