Dodge Deluxe

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Dodge Deluxe
Overview
ManufacturerDodge
Production
  • 1946-1949
  • 1942-1950 (Canada)
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size
Body style2-door sedan
4-door sedan
2-door coupe
LayoutFR layout
RelatedDeSoto Deluxe
Plymouth Deluxe
Powertrain
Engine230 cu in (3.8 L) I6
Chronology
PredecessorDodge Model DU
SuccessorDodge Meadowbrook

The Dodge Deluxe is a full-size car which was produced by Dodge in the United States from 1946 to early 1949.

Overview[edit]

The Deluxe was introduced in 1946 as the lowest trim level in the Dodge D-24 range.[1] It differed from the top trim level Custom in terms of interior trim and seats and it lacked the dual electric windshield wipers and chrome exterior beading around the windows fitted to the Custom.[1] The Deluxe was offered in 2-door Sedan, 4-door Sedan and 2-door Coupe models.[1] It rode on a 119.5 inch wheelbase [1] and was powered by a 230 cid inline six cylinder engine.[1] A three-speed manual transmission was standard whilst a "Fluid Drive" option provided "no metal-to metal contact between the power source and drive".[1] It used Petrol Gasoline as standard fueling.

Changes for the 1947 and 1948 model years were minimal [1] and from 1 December 1949 all units were considered 1949 models for registration purposes.[1] The actual 1949 Dodge range was introduced in April 1949, with the Meadowbrook name now used for the lowest trim level full size model.[1]

Canada[edit]

1950 Dodge Special Deluxe, the last year for the nameplate (Canada)

In Canada, the Dodge Deluxe (and Special Deluxe) were used for 1942 and then from 1946 until 1950 for the lowest-priced, Plymouth-based models. They corresponded largely to the Plymouth Deluxe, with some Dodge trim pieces.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i John Gunnell, Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946–1975, Revised 4th Edition, pages 327 to 329