Dodge Tail Fins

Dodge Tail Fins – In 1928 Walter Chrysler bought the Dodge Brothers Company. This 14 year old automobile company then became part of the Chrysler Corporation. Over the years Dodge sold solid, reliable, low to middle priced cars. In the 1950s and 1960s they had tall tail fins.


1954 Dodge Tail Fins
1954 Dodge Tail Fins

Only small detailed changes occurred on Dodge 1954 models. A small chrome tail fin sat on top of th1s 1954 Dodge Royal convertible. This American automobile was equipped with either a 110 horsepower six cylinder or a 140 horsepower Hemi V-8.


1955 Dodge Tail Fins
1955 Dodge Tail Fins

The tail fins grew larger on the 1955 Dodge. Although they were still nothing more than a chrome piece on the rear fender. Other new features incuded gauges that were spread across the dash and the “New Horizon” sweep around windshield.


1956 Dodge Tail Fins
1956 Dodge Tail Fins

Dodge flexed its muscles for 1956 with tall tail fins and a 315 cubic inch Super Red Ram V-8. This engine developed as much as 260 horsepower depending on options. This was also the first year for the pushbutton activation for it automatic transmission.


1957 Dodge Tail Fins
1957 Dodge Tail Fins

Very unique “Swept-Wing” tail fin styling adorned the 1957 Dodge automobiles. 1957 Dodge styling was also called the “Forward Look” on all Chrysler cars. Dodges were longer, lower and more aggressive looking with their swept wing tail fins.


1958 Dodge Tail Fins
1958 Dodge Tail Fins

A mild facelift with four headlamps, revised trim and taller tail fins marked all the 1958 Dodges. With little else to proclaim Dodge offered by mid year a “New Spring Swept-Wing” models that only consisted of breathtaking new body colors and interiors.


1959 Dodge Tail Fins
1959 Dodge Tail Fins

A new face graced the 1959 Dodge automobiles. With heavily chromed eyebrows, a fresh grill and even taller tail fins the 1959 Dodge was much more exaggerated than last years model.


1960 Dodge Tail Fins
1960 Dodge Tail Fins

Dodge entered the 1960s as a producer of respected but dull medium priced automobiles. A major change occurred in the 1960 Dodge tail fins, trim and grilles.


1961 Dodge Tail Fins
1961 Dodge Tail Fins

This year version of the tail fin was called a “reverse-slant tail fin”. The rest of the ’61 Dodge’s were facelifted also mainly on a full width concave grille.


1962 Dodge Tail Fins
1962 Dodge Tail Fin

New for 1962 were the brand new body on a 116 inch wheelbase. 1962 was the last year for a Dodge tail fin. If you want to call it that.