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Dodge Rolled Out These Game Changing Models in 1970

Culture | June 27, 2018

Dodge Coronet Hemi RT 1970 Dodge Coronet Hemi RT 1970. By Simon Clay. (Photo by National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Dodge is one of those all-time favorite, American automobile brands manufactured by Chrysler. Over the years, Dodge has given us everything from economy models to high performance models. The Dodge brand has always been known to offer a wide range of mid-priced automobiles that offers something for everyone.

People from all demographics have been known to appreciate, even humanize their vehicles. Some are so attached to their vehicles that they feel a personal bond with them and even name them. Enthusiasts everywhere have their own idea of what constitutes the perfect car. In the 1970’s, the average person owned one car and for that reason, wanted to make sure they chose wisely.

1970 was a crucial year in the history of Dodge.

Models first released in 1970 were very telling in the story of the Dodge brand history. The brand rolled out a number of revamped and updated automobiles that turned a lot of heads. These models gave a new meaning to the concept of horsepower.

Let’s face it… the need for speed is a legitimate desire!

Aside from increased horsepower, Dodge also rolled out many other new innovations. Engine technology turned a crucial corner beginning in 1970. Engines were quieter, faster and more efficient (for the time). Attractive options were more available including automatic transmissions, the hemi engine and security systems.

These photos clearly tell the story of a crucial year in the history of Dodge.

1970 Dodge Challenger R T

1970 Dodge Charger 500

These cars were popular back in their day, but now they are classic!

1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee

These cars were/are commonly referred to a muscle cars.

1970 Dodge Dart Swinger

Many of these popular Dodge models have been sold in other countries but were produced mainly for the United States market.

1970 Dodge Polara

Popular models were available in either 2 or 4 door versions.

1970 Dodge Monaco 500

Dodge has also rolled out many pick up truck models over the years. Back in the day, pick up trucks were mainly work vehicles; not necessarily to be driven to work but to be a work “tool.” That being the case, they often got beat up pretty good. Finding a nicely restored classic pick up truck is quite a treasure to collectors and are also appreciated by those who aren’t even enthusiasts just because of their charm.

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Rebeka Knott

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Rebeka grew up in the 1960’s & 1970’s and has always subscribed to the theory that a positive attitude will take you far! She is a wife and mother of 3 with a fun-loving spirit, believing that family and relationships are invaluable.