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Mario's Tribute to 1954 Dodge Firearrow IV

1954 Dodge Firearrow IV

The 1954 Dodge Firearrow IV Concept Car is a RED Convertible 4-seater with a black and white diamond interior.

Last of the Dodge Firearrows a 1954 convertible, another practical sports car with roll-up windows, trunk, and conventional door handles.

The Dodge Firearrow IV is a one off concept dream car designed in the early 1950’s by Chrysler Corp legendary design chief Virgil Exner and hand built by Ghia Coach of Turin Italy.

It has a bold quilted black and white diamond pattern leather interior and the front seats reclined.

Hemi 241ci V8 with 150 Hp.

Red Ram Hemi (241ci engine) with 150 Hp at 4400 rpm.

The rear seats can be lifted out, revealing a mahogany luggage platform with chrome skid strips.

Unique diamond pattern leather black and white bucket seats.

Wooden steering wheel, push button radio, large round guages and even a "suicide bar".

This power plant was mated to Dodge’s Gyro-Torque four speed semi-automatic transmission.

Hemi 241ci V8 with 150 Hp.

Hemi 241ci V8 with 150 Hp.

Even the interior side door panels have bold quilted black and white diamond patterns.

A Swiss made 15 jewel clock was added to the center steering wheel hub.

Gyro-Torque four speed semi-automatic transmission.

Dual tinted sunvisors helped when the top was down.

The rear seats can be lifted out, revealing a mahogany luggage platform with chrome skid strips.

Large spare tire unfortunately took up most of the trunk room.

The 1954 Dodge Firearrow IV has a functional soft top.

This car is the only fully road going convertible with folding top, windows and fully designed and engineered to be put into production.

Designed by Virgil Exner and hand built by Ghia Coach of Turin Italy. The Firearrow cars are the only survivors of the wonderful early series of Chrysler concept cars.

They were designed as serious, elegant Italian styled sports cars to compete with the Corvette, T-Bird and several European marquees.

The 1954 Dodge Firearrow IV was shown at many of the major U.S. auto shows in 1954.

This car was sold at the Barrett Jackson Auction in 2007 for $1.1 Million to a private collector.

They not only are wonderful looking cars, but are powered by the legendary Hemi engine and a pleasure to drive.

Unfortunately, Chrysler made the decision to not proceed into production and these cars are but a great moment in automotive history.


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Driving the 1954 Dodge Firearrow IV


1954 Dodge Firearrow IV


1954 Dodge Firearrow IV



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Mario on Nov 17, 2021 said:

The last of the Dodge Firearrow series of Concept Cars a 4 seater convertible.

Designed by Virgil Exner and produced by Ghia of Italy, another Chrysler product that could have competed with GM and Ford.

The decision not to go into production was mostly a financial one, but we still have all 4 Dodge Firearrow cars around as part of History.

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57timemachine on Nov 18, 2021 said:

My parents always taught me that, if you can not say something good about someone or something...... well do not say anything at all. These Mopar concept cars leave a lot to be desired. Cheers.

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