Love this shot of a 1975 Dodge Charger R/T crossing the Peixe River in Brazil in the ’80s. Wait, that’s not a Dodge Charger, you say! The Brazilian Dodge Charger wasn’t a big B-Body car. Instead, it was a sporty Dodge Dart based ride with larger rear pillars, similar to some Mexicans Dodge Darts. More on the Brazilian Dodge Charger can be found in the article below.
Chrysler’s history in Brazil is very much a V8-dominated story during the sixties and seventies. In 1959, the Simca Chambord powered by the small Ford flathead V8 was the first domestically-produced V8. The Chambord, and its successor Esplanada, were built until 1969, when a more modern competitor to Ford’s Galaxie was needed. This time, Chrysler brought something a bit more up-to-date to Brazil, especially in the engine compartment… read more >