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Dodge Custom 880 Convertible

Dodge Custom 880 Convertible

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Lot number 105
Hammer value N/S (est. N/S)
Description Dodge Custom 880 Convertible
Year 1965
Colour Yellow
Engine size 6,300 cc
Chassis No. D356190966

The 'big new Dodge' 880 and Custom 880 were variants of the 1962 Chrysler Newport that were sold only for a few short years, from 1962 to 1965, so that Dodge would have vehicles to compete with full-sized Chevrolets after its own vehicles were downsized. Redesigned for 1964 by Elwood Engle, the outside look was modernized and simplified, with tasteful use of stainless steel and chrome and the emphasis on 'long and smooth'.

The 880 was replete with features such as an optional seven-position tilt steering wheel and 'more effective' air conditioning. Dodge touted their faster starting, better economy and stronger acceleration. The interior had 'the luxury of soft vinyls, fine fabrics, and subdued colors.' Two engines were available in 1964, a 265bhp 361 V8 and a 305bhp 383 V8.

Dating from 1965, this Dodge Custom 880 Convertible was imported to the UK in December 2007 and all duties have been paid. It has the larger 383ci (6.3-litre) Magnum 2-barrel V8. An automatic model, it has power steering, power brakes and wire wheels with whitewall tyres. Recently fitted with a new hood, it is showing just 44,200 miles on the clock and is said to be an "excellent driver" but will need a small amount of work to pass the MOT.

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