Choose of the Day: 1964 Dodge Customized 880 Hardtop Wagon


It’s turn into a cliché by now however, when you have got lemons, you make lemonade. In 1962, Dodge discovered itself in a predicament and made lemonade with the Customized 880. Our Choose of the Day is the 1964 model of the Customized 880 in an uncommon physique fashion. It’s on the market on by a dealership in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Click on the hyperlink to view the itemizing)

When Dodge launched its Dart and Polara fashions for 1962, dealerships revolted. After a disastrous 1961 mannequin 12 months, that they had hoped for one thing higher the next mannequin 12 months, however they deemed these 1962s even worse as a result of that they had been downsized from the standard full-size formulation. Seeing a necessity for a fast resolution, Dodge rapidly whipped up a full-size Chrysler with a modified 1961 Dodge grille and known as it the Customized 880. Among the many physique types was a four-door hardtop wagon, a physique fashion shared with Chrysler that was distinctive within the trade on the time.

For 1963, the Customized 880 was joined by a lesser 880 mannequin. Each featured a revised, distinctive front-end design, whereas the taillights acquired new housings and lenses. The Customized 880 continued to supply a hardtop wagon, whereas the 880’s wagons featured B-pillars like standard wagons.

The 1964 880 sequence featured a barely tweaked grille, however out again was the most important information due to new horizontal taillights. Moreover, new facet trim did a nice job disguising its 1962 Chrysler origins. The hardtop wagon continued to be obtainable within the Customized 880 mannequin, the final time the physique fashion would seem.

This 1964 Dodge Customized 880 hardtop wagon is a uncommon instance of a mannequin that isn’t well-understood, but it surely has historical past and magnificence going for it. It’s been mildly custom-made with two-tone paint, fashionable chrome wheels, surfboards, skirts, and extra. Based on the vendor, the automobile runs and drives nicely. “The automobile is powered by a 361 V8 topped with an Edelbrock consumption and a 4bbl carburetor. The transmission is a 3 pace ‘push button’ automated.”

Inside, the vendor provides, “The inside is in wonderful unique situation,” although no point out if it is a six- or nine-passenger model. Most likely doesn’t matter because the third row would doubtless be tight for adults and present driving legal guidelines make it tough for youths to take a seat out again. However, for a neat car that’s completely different than most others, this 1964 Dodge Customized 880 hardtop wagon will play the function properly for $27,990.

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