Saturday, December 02, 2006
1954 Dodge Fire Arrows up for auction
http://www.imperialclub.com/Articles/SIA_Exner/index.htm for a 10 page magazine article. Two rare convertible Dodge Firearrow concept cars will be put up for auction at Barret-Jackson next year. These eye-catching concept cars are #2 and #4 of the four built in 1953 and 1954. The cars were never intended to make it to production and were simply built to spark public interest in the Dodge brand.
Chrysler Corp. never actually built the concept for the public, but the Firearrow did become a production vehicle in 1955 when a convertible version was built under license to Dual Motors, an independent company in Detroit. Called the Dual-Ghia, the car later became popular in Hollywood and was driven by actor Peter Lawford in "The Thin Man," a TV version of the popular movie series of the 1930s.