|1961 Dodge Lancer 770 Station Wagon|
1961 Dodge Lancer
In 1961 Dodge applied the Lancer nameplate to its clone of Chrysler's wildly successful Valiant compact. With full width grilles and round taillights the compact Lancer was stocked with the Slant-6 engine, and for a performance upgrade could be equipped with Chrysler's Hyper Pak parts kit.
The Lancer was available in two series: the 170 and 770 each with 2-door, 4-door and 4 door station wagons. The 3-speed manual transmission and the 170-cid Slant Six engine were standard. Options included a push button transistor radio, safety padded dash, push button heater and defroster, variable speed wipers, 3-speed push button automatic, outside rear view mirror, whitewall tires, wheel covers, back-up lights and bumper guards for the front and rear.
1961 Dodge Lancer Factory Specifications & Production
|Model Number||Body/Style Number||Body Type & Seating||Factory Price
|Lancer 170 Series|
|711||L41||4 dr Sedan - 6P||$2,069||2,595 lbs||Note 1|
|713||L21||2 dr Sedan - 6P||$2,007||2,585 lbs||Note 1|
|756||L45||4 dr Station Wagon - 6P||$2,382||2,760 lbs||Note 1|
|Lancer 770 Series|
|733||H41||4 dr Sedan - 6P||$2,154||2,605 lbs||Note 2|
|732||H23||4 dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P||$2,181||2,595 lbs||Note 2|
|731||N/A||2 dr Sport Coupe - 6P||$2,092||N/A||Note 2|
|776||H45||4 dr Station Wagon - 6P||$2,466||2,775 lbs||Note 2|
1. Model year production for Dodge Lancer's was 74,773. A total of 20,800 were Lancer 170s. Station wagon production totaled 9,700. Individaul breakdowns are not available.
2. Model year production for Dodge Lancer's was 74,773. A total of 44,300 were Lancer 770s. Station wagon production totaled 9,700. Individaul breakdowns are not available.
In 1961, Lancer production included 12,637 two-door sedans; 44,884 four-door sedans; 7,552 two-door hardtops; 9,720 station wagons. No individual breakdowns are available for body styles.
|Model||Wheelbase||Overall Length||Width||Front Tread||Rear Tread||Tires|
|Lancer||106.5 in||188.8 in||72.3 in||56 in||55.5 in||6.50 x 13|
1961 Dodge VIN Decoding
|Serial Numbers were stamped on a metal plate on the left front door body hinge post.|