Dodge Shadow
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Dodge
Model: Shadow
Dodge Shadow

There seems to be no other reason to name a car the Shadow unless you intend for it to live in the Shadow, and as we all know, things cannot sell that way. Nevertheless, in 1987, the Chrysler Corporation introduced two new compact cars, the Dodge Shadow and the Plymouth Sundance. These were offered up with the intent of replacing the Dodge Charger and the Plymouth Turismo. The first car rolled off the assembly line on August 25, 1986 from one of two plants where the model was being manufactured – Sterling Heights, Michigan and Toluca, Mexico. Both 2-door and 4-door models were available using a modification of the revered K-car platform. This platform was better known as the P-body, which was based on an amalgamation of the Dodge Daytona's suspension with a shortened version of the Dodge Lancer's body. These models looked like regular sedans and coupes, but they were actually hatchbacks. Dodge tried to sell this as a special feature: "Hidden hatchback versatility." This in turn gave the vehicle a relatively large storage space. As stated, the Shadow was based off a larger sedan but with a sporty car's suspension. As a result, they offered a combination of comfortable and traditional seating with incredible cornering. This made the Shadow popular among a younger generation who were fond of racing, which in turn made the Dodge name 'cool' again. Of particular interest to collectors and performance enthusiasts is the Shelby CSX, a variation that boasted a turbocharged 2.2 L engine, pushing out 174 hp. This allowed it to easily out-accelerate many muscle cars and contemporary sports cars of the time. As it turns out, maybe the name was appropriate because the only glimpse of this car you are going to catch is the shadow that it leaves you in.

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