This 1927 Dodge coupe was built for the Mopar fan who wants to stand out rather than blend in. Yes, it's green, it's tall, and it definitely gets attention. But at the same time, it's beautifully built, totally streetable, and very affordable. Why drive the same old stuff as everyone else? Isn't hot-rodding about being different?
The tall, square Dodge coup body is just begging to be filled with performance, creating the kind of cognitive dissonance that you get from seeing a phone booth hammering down the highway at 80 MPH. The old-fashioned look works quite well, with the Dodge looking far more substantial than your average Model T while still retaining that no-nonsense charm that made the brand famous. The modifications are minimal, just some shaved bumpers (which were optional in 1927 anyway), a Ram hood ornament, body-colored trim, and some diamond-plate running boards. The rest is factory steel that's been straightened and smoothed to look great under that brilliant Sub-Lime paint. Yeah, it's going to attract attention which is why they knew they needed to make it right. The doors open and close well, the turtle deck fits flush, and the hood swings on a properly aligned hinge. Simplicity is the rule, so they even skipped the graphics and pinstripes, letting the shape and the paint speak for itself. Check it out, this thing is cool!
You need to love bright green, because the interior is as vivid as the bodywork, but again, why blend in? Somehow they found materials for the seats that exactly match the paint, and even the steering column and wheel were treated to a bright green makeover. A real wood dashboard offers some contrast and warmth, and has been filled with dolphin gauges and they, too, have been tinted green to match. A powerful AM/FM/CD stereo in the center of the dash makes road trips easy and a tilt steering column makes the upright driving position comfortable. Obviously there's plenty of headroom, plus decent storage in the fully finished trunk.
For pure fun, the 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 provides unmatched performance in the relatively lightweight Dodge. Built to be reliable, it features a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, Mallory Unilite distributor, a custom powder coated intake manifold, and a set of block-hugging headers. Custom airbrush work on the air cleaner and valve covers attempts to disguise the GM-in-a-Mopar powerplant and there's a giant radiator up front to keep it cool. The chassis breaks no new ground, sticking with a dropped I-beam front axle on leaf springs, a ladder frame, and a 10-bolt rear end on a set of ladder bars with coil-overs. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission has quick reflexes and the exhaust system sounds spectacular, both at idle and at full bore. The stance is just about perfect and it sits on color-matched steel wheels with baby moon hubcaps, trim rings, and staggered 215/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials.
Built purely for fun, this neat little Dodge does something few other rods can do these days: it makes people stop and stare. The fact that it also runs and drives so well is only icing on the cake. Yes, it's vivid, but sneaking around was never what hot-rodding was about. Call today!