Dodge Custom Royal

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Dodge Custom Royal
1957 Dodge Custom Royal 4-Door Sedan.JPG
1957 Dodge Custom Royal 4-Door Sedan
Overview
ManufacturerDodge (Chrysler)
Also calledCustom Royal Lancer
Production1955–1959 [1]
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size
Body style4-door sedan [1]
2-door hardtop [1]
4-door hardtop [1]
2-door convertible [1]
LayoutFR layout
Powertrain
EngineCanadian by Year

1956 - 303 CID Plymouth A Block (Badges on valve covers show "Super Red Ram") 1957 - 313 Plymouth A Block

American by Year 1955 - 270 CID 1956 - 315 CID "Polyspheric" (Badges on valve covers show "Super Red Ram") 1956 - Optional D-500 315 CID 1957 - 325 CID "Polyspheric"

1957 - Optional D-500 325 CID
Chronology
SuccessorDodge Polara [1]

The Dodge Custom Royal is an automobile which was produced by Dodge in the United States for the 1955 through 1959 model years.[1] In each of these years the Custom Royal was the top trim level of the Dodge line, above the mid level Dodge Royal and the base level Dodge Coronet.[1] 2 Door and 4 Door Hardtop Models, along with the convertible were referred to as "Custom Royal Lancers" only the 4 Door Sedan was known as strictly a "Custom Royal"


Australian production[edit]

The Custom Royal was assembled by Chrysler Australia at its Mile End plant in South Australia from early 1958 utilizing CKD kits imported from Detroit.[2] It was offered only as a four-door sedan.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h John Gunnell, Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946–1975, Revised 4th Edition
  2. ^ a b Gavin Farmer, Chapter Five, Great Ideas in Motion, 2010