- Photographed in September 2018 at Adelaide's Concours de Lemons

1962 Dodge Phoenix

Photographed in September 2018 at Adelaide's Concours de Lemons

The Dodge Phoenix was introduced in 1960 as an Australian assembled version of the American Dodge Dart, strategically placed above the locally developed Chrysler Royal as Chrysler Australia’s luxury model.

The Phoenix took its name from the top Dart, the Dodge Dart Phoenix, but unlike its American counterpart it was offered only as a four-door sedan and was only available with a 318 cubic inch V8 engine.

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  • CKD kits?

      2 years ago
    • I believe there were some components manufactured locally, I'll see what I can find out :)

        2 years ago
    • No stress Dave. I had no idea this was built in Adelaide. Just seems that the cost of tooling and the numbers sold might have meant CKD might have been the go. It’s so like the first valiant, I am wondering if it shares the same platform. Thank you...

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        2 years ago
  • It has a great looking front end. Those headlights and the grill are fabulous!

      2 years ago
    • Interestingly, all these years I thought they were imported, not assembled right here in Adelaide!

        2 years ago
    • That is neat! Has Adelaide had a long history of car production?

        2 years ago