Dodge C Series
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|Dodge C Series|
|Assembly||Warren, Michigan, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States (until 1955)
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Full-size pickup truck|
|Body style||2-door pickup|
|Engine||241 cu in (3.9 L) V8
315 cu in (5.2 L) V8
318 cu in (5.2 L) V8
331 cu in (5.4 L) V8
|Wheelbase||108 in (2,743 mm)
116 in (2,946 mm)
|Predecessor||Dodge B Series|
|Successor||Dodge D Series|
The C Series was a line of pickup trucks sold by Chrysler's Dodge division from 1954 to 1960. It replaced the Dodge B Series of trucks and was eventually supplanted by the Dodge D Series, introduced in 1961.
Unlike the B Series, which were closely related to Dodge's prewar trucks, the C Series was a complete redesign. Dodge continued the "pilot house" tradition of high-visibility cabs with a wraparound windshield introduced in 1955. A two-speed "PowerFlite" automatic transmission was newly available that year.
From 1957 to 1959, Dodge proposed the Sweptside pickup, a rival to the Chevrolet Cameo Carrier, but it never became a best-seller. A flat-sided (and thus wider) "Sweptline" cargo box came in 1959. The company also adopted the standard pickup truck numbering scheme, also used by Ford and GM at that time. Thus, the ½ ton Dodge was now called the D100. A traditional separate-fender body "Utiline" version was also built which had a GVWR of 9,000 lb (4,100 kg).
- 1957-1960; Flathead I6, 120 hp (89 kW)
- 1969; 241 in³ Red Ram V8, 133 hp (99 kW)
- 1959; 331 in³ FirePower V8, 172 hp (128 kW)
- 1957-1959; 315 in³ Red Ram V8, 204 hp (152 kW)
- 1959; 318 in³ A-type V8, 200 hp (150 kW)
Medium-Duty/Heavy-Duty C Series
Since it still utilized the older cab design, the C Series name was continued for Dodge's line of medium- and heavy-duty trucks (better known as the LCF Series) through the 1975 model year, long after most of Dodge's other trucks had moved to the newer D Series designation.
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