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1954 Dodge Granada

Dodge Granada Concept, 1954
Dodge Granada Concept, 1954
Dodge Granada Concept, 1954
Dodge Granada Concept, 1954
Dodge Granada Concept, 1954
Dodge Granada Concept, 1954
Dodge Granada Concept, 1954
Dodge Granada Concept, 1954
Images: dodge100years.com; www.shorey.net
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First all fiberglass car
Another joint project was the 1954 Dodge Granada show car. Creative fabricated the fiberglass body panels and assembled the vehicle and Ionia furnished the trim and interior. According to the March 1954 issue of Popular Science, the Granada was the “…first car ever built on conventional chassis with a one-piece, all-plastic body, Granada even has bumpers, structural body members and body-attaching brackets of glass fibers. Car is 211″ long.”
Source: www.coachbuilt.com
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Erik Hoffmann
Friday, March 25, 2011
The lower photo (2nd) shown here is of my Mother, Janet Lewis Hoffmann. My Mom and my Dad were Detroit models and worked for every major car company from 1949-1957 or so. This photo is pictured in 'Chrysler Concept Cars 1940-1970'. My Mother passed on May 2, 1971, at 40 after a long battle with breast cancer. My Father passed January 17th, 2009 at 86. If you do an eBay search for Popular Mechanics magazine from October 1954, you will see on the cover both of my parents modeling an aqua Thunderbird. These are only a couple of thousands of ads and promos that they modeled, but I thought you might like to have a name to go with the face for a change. As I tell people, some were paid to build the cars, my parents were paid to stand next to them (or sit in them) and smile! Enjoy, Erik Hoffmann
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