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1962 Dodge Lancer
1962 Dodge Lancer

1962 Dodge Lancer

Styling for the 1961 and 1962 Dodge Lancer models remained the same. The Lancer 170 was the base trim level while the Lancer 770 was a step above - included in that line-up was a sporty GT two-door hardtop that was equipped with a 225-cid Slant Six engine.

Continuing on from previous years is the Torsion-Aire Suspension with torsion bars up front and asymmetrical leaf springs in back offer less lean and sway than with coil springs.   A welded unitized body provided maximum strength and rigidity helping to eliminate squeaks, creaks and rattles. Wrapping up the exterior was a seven stage rustproofing process of dips and sprays after which two coats of epoxy primer and two baked-on coats of Lustre-Bond Hi Baked Enamel sealed the outside to offer better protection.

Options included a Push Button Transmission, Push Button Radios, Dart Forced Air Ventilation, Variable Speed windshield wipers, Padded Dash, Glare-proof Rear View Mirror, Wheel Covers, White Wall Tires, Back-up Lights, Power Steering, Power Brakes.

1962 Dodge Lancer Factory Specifications & Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price
Shipping Weight
Total Production
Lancer 170 Series
SL1L 713 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,011 2,525 lbs Note 1
SL1L 711 2 dr Sedan - 6P $1,951 2,495 lbs Note 1
SL1L 756 2 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,306 2,685 lbs Note 1
Lancer 770 Series
SL1H 733 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,114 2,540 lbs Note 2
SL1H 731 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,052 2,520 lbs Note 2
SL1H 776 4 dr Station Wagon - 8P $2,408 2,705 lbs Note 2
SL1H 742 2 dr GT/Hardtop Coupe - 5P $2,257 2,560 lbs 14,140

Note:

1. Model year production for Dodge Lancer's was 64,271. A total of 17,100 were Lancer 170s. Station wagon production totaled 7,005. Individaul breakdowns are not available.
2. Model year production for Dodge Lancer's was 64,271. A total of 26,100 were Lancer 770s. Station wagon production totaled 7,005. Individaul breakdowns are not available.

Side Note:

In 1962, Dodge Lancer's totaled 14,333 two-door sedans; 28,793 four-door sedans; 14,140 hardtops; 7,005 station wagons. No individual breakdowns are available for body styles.

Chassis Specifications

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Lancer 106.5 in 188.8 in 72.3 in 55.9 in 55.6 in 6.50 x 13

 

1962 Dodge VIN Decoding

Serial Numbers were stamped on a metal plate on the left front door pillar.
 
First Symbol - Model/Engine
4 = Dart - six cylinder 6 = Dodge Custom 880 - V8
5 = Dart/Polara - V8 7 = Lancer
Second Symbol - Series
1 = Lancer 170/Dart/880 7 = Lancer 770/Dart 440 station wagon
2 = Dart 330 8 = Taxicab
3 = Lancer 770/Dart 440 9 = Police Special
5 = Lancer 170/Dart Custom station wagon 10 = Fleet car
6 = Dart 330 station wagon  
Third Symbol - Year
2 = 1962
Fourth Symbol - Assembly Plant
2 = Dodge Main 6 = Newark, DE
3 = Detroit (Jefferson) 7 = St. Louis, MO
5 = Los Angeles, CA  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

 

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