|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
|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|
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.
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.
|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.|