213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs , Georgia
For those of you tired of the same old Ford and Chevy rods, perhaps this 1933 Dodge cabriolet will be a breath of fresh air. Long, low, and sleek, you get a Mopar take on the early '30s styling, and with a gorgeous interior, folding top, and a genuine HEMI V8 it's more than just a unique look.
The body is fiberglass, but they seem to have nailed the look, replicating every major detail of the ultra-rare 1933 Dodge cabriolet. The full-fendered look and excellent build quality give this sweet cabrio a very sporting look that's a little bit old school and a little bit 21st century slick. It's fiberglass, so that means that fit and finish are exemplary, with a solid feeling going down the road and gaps that show well, which is particularly important with the bright yellow paint. The raked-back grille and big headlights are definitely a welcome change over the usual stuff and it stands out in a field of Fords, looking a bit bigger and more grown-up. The louvered hood sides are as much styling element as functional upgrade and with a fixed windshield, it has a more substantial look than most roadsters. The door handles were shaved, but it does retain its original hood ornament and emblem, further cementing the illusion.
You may have noticed that the Dodge body is a bit longer than the usual Ford or Chevy, and that pays big dividends inside, where there's plenty of room for two folks with long legs. The twin black cloth buckets were obviously borrowed from a late-model and the cloth upholstery will be welcome for sunny top-down cruising. Black carpets help insulate passengers from noise and heat and custom door panels look suitably vintage while including controls for the power windows. Cool white-faced gauges from Classic Instruments are a little bit retro and a little bit modern, which is the perfect choice in this '33 Dodge, and an AM/FM/CD stereo system sounds great. There's also a billet steering wheel on a tilt column to help you get comfortable and Vintage Air A/C is a welcome addition, made possible by the cabriolet's black canvas folding top and roll-up windows that seal up well. The trunk is outfitted to match and uses the same materials for a consistent, high-quality look.
A Chrysler 5.7 liter HEMI V8 provides the power, and the fuel-injected powerplant works beautifully in this Dodge. Keeping all the stock running gear from a late-model production car means it starts easily, idles well, and pulls hard, and never seems to get fussy, no matter what the conditions. We love the look of OEM engineering under a retro hood like this, and they went the extra mile to get the firewall smoothed before it went in. A Chrysler 5-speed automatic transmission feeds what appears to be a C3 Corvette independent rear end, so the rest of the powertrain is plenty tough for the rigors of a cross-country cruise. Even better, the fully independent suspension rides rather well and handles great thanks to a rack-and-pinion steering system and A-arms up front. Four-wheel disc brakes should be standard equipment on anything that can go this fast, and it definitely has the right soundtrack with a pair of Flowmasters making the music. Halibrand-style wheels give it just a bit of rake and carry low-profile 175/65/14 front and 235/70/15 rear Michelin radials for a modern look.
Stand out from the crowd with this awesome Dodge cabrio and you'll probably find that you're not alone in thinking that different is definitely better. Call now!
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