Dodge Meadowbrook

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dodge Meadowbrook
Overview
Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation
Production 1949–1954
Body and chassis
Class Full-size
Body style 2-door coupe
4-door sedan
2-door station wagon
Layout FR layout

The Dodge Meadowbrook is a full-size car produced by Chrysler in the United States from 1949 to 1954.

1949-1954[edit]

First Generation
Meadowbrook.jpg
Overview
Production 1949–1954
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door coupe
4-door sedan
2-door station wagon
Powertrain
Engine 230.2 cu in (3.8 L) 1-bbl., L-head, I6 103 hp (77 kW) engine(1949-1953);[1][2][3] 2-bbl., 110hp(1954)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 123.5 in (3,137 mm) (1949), 119 in (3,023 mm) (1954)
Length 203.6 in (5,171 mm) (1949),[3] 205.5 in (5,220 mm) (1954)
Width 74 in (1,880 mm) (1949), 73.5 in (1,867 mm) (1954)

The Dodge Meadowbrook was produced by Dodge and offered as the base line trim level from 1949-1954.[3] It made up 30% of Dodge's sales in 1949, and came with "Safe-Guard Hydraulic Brakes" which included 2-cylinders per front brake. Dodge also advertised a new "cradled" ride, which was supposedly softer than all the others makers cars. In 1950, the six-cylinder was called the "Get-Away" engine. It had a 42.7 ft (13.0 m) turning circle.[4][5] In 1952, the Meadowbrook made up 32.50% of Dodge's sales. A two door model and a station wagon were added for 1953.[6] 1954 was the last year of the Meadowbrook,[3] and it had a new Powerflite automatic.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory Index: Dodge/1952_Dodge/1952_Dodge_Foldout". Oldcarbrochures.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  2. ^ Willson, Quentin (1995). The Ultimate Classic Car Book. DK Publishing, Inc. ISBN 0-7894-0159-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d Flory, Jr., J. "Kelly" (2008). American Cars, 1946-1959 Every Model Every Year. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7864-3229-5. 
  4. ^ "1991 BMW 850i Automatic". Automobile-catalog.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  5. ^ "1950 Dodge (U.S.) Meadowbrook 4-Door Sedan performance data, specs & photo". Automobile-catalog.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  6. ^ John Gunnell, Standard Catalogue of American Cars 1946-1975, revised 4th Edition, 2002, page 332
  7. ^ "Directory Index: Dodge/1954_Dodge/1954_Dodge_Brochure". Oldcarbrochures.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 

External links[edit]