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Mario's Tribute to 1953 Dodge Firearrow I
1953 Dodge Firearrow I Concept
The 1953 Dodge Firearrows are a grouping of four one-off concept dream cars designed by Chrysler's legendary design chief Virgil Exner and built by Ghia of Turin, Italy.
The series consists of a full scale mockup (Firearrow I) and three other running Firearrows which I will showcase separately.
The Firearrow I is a 2-seat Roadster without a chassis or engine, a full scale mock-up show car.
The first Firearrow of 1953 came out of Chrysler's advanced styling studio and was a mock-up. Three full sale running Firearrows followed in 1954.
It has a body side molding that wraps around the entire car, clean lines with wheels tucked neatly inside a wide roadster body and a bullet-shaped ornament.
The Firearrow I is a sleek roadster created in 1953 with dual headlights, full wheel covers and a frameless windshield.
The Dodge Firearrow I made its premiere at the 1953 Turin Auto Show painted red & gray.
The Dodge Firearrow, a sleek, 34-inch-high maroon sports roadster, is a new idea car of the Dodge Division, hand-crafted by Ghia of Turin, Italy.
It is a two-seat full-size mockup that rode atop a 1954 Dodge chassis but had no engine.
It has a dramatic gray molding that culminated up front in a handsome, blade-like bumper split by a single pod.
Establishing a proportion Exner strove for, this 1953 Firearrow I was more than twice as wide as its body height at the cowl. The body itself is flat and broad.
Italian styled wood-rimmed steering wheel and yellow interior with maroon piping.
The Firearrow I has exposed dual exhaust pipes on the flanks of each side of the car.
The 1953 Dodge Firearrow I survived and is currently on display at Petersen’s Museum in Los Angeles Calif.
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