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1956 Dodge Custom Royal Golden Lancer 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Golden Lancer
Sale Price: $115,000.00
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: 2007 Scottsdale, Arizona
1956 Dodge Custom Royal Convertible 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Convertible
Worldwide Group Auctions
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Auction Results June, 2009 $37,400
1956 Dodge Sierra Station Wagon 1956 Dodge Sierra Station Wagon
Worldwide Group Auctions
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Auction Results June, 2009 $16,500
1956 Dodge Sierra Station Wagon 1956 Dodge Sierra Station Wagon
Worldwide Group Auctions
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Auction Results June, 2009 $14,850
1956 Dodge C4-GL 1-Ton Pickup Truck 1956 Dodge C4-GL 1-Ton Pickup Truck
Worldwide Group Auctions
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Auction Results June, 2009 $11,275

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1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer D-500 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer D-500 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer D-500 1956 Dodge Custom Royal 4-Door Sedan 1956 Dodge Custom Royal 4-Door Sedan 1956 Dodge Custom Royal 4-Door Sedan Modified 1956 Dodge Truck Street Rod Modified 1956 Dodge Truck Street Rod Modified 1956 Dodge Truck Street Rod 1956 Dodge Station Wagon 1956 Dodge Station Wagon

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1956 Dodge Model History

One of the toughest jobs in Detroit during the 1950s was keeping "next-year's" models secret. This was the challenge that must have faced the marketing people at Dodge in the fall of 1955 whom already knew about the 1957s being developed. Fortunately, the new 1956 models were rather attractive and pretty spiffy and despite coming off a record season, there were still a good number of fresh customers. Custom Royals were the top-line cars for Dodge, and the convertible was the most expensive with a base price of $2,878.

In 1956 Chrysler corporation cars were basically "tail lifted" versions of the 1955 models. Each make now featured finned rear fenders, a Virgil Exner styling cue that soon became the ne plus ultra for the late 50s American automobiles.

The Powerflite automatic transmission gear selector lever was replaced by five pushbuttons located on the left side of the instrument panel. While pushbutton transmission controls were not unique to Chrysler (Packard, Mercury and Edsel also used pushbuttons) they created a love-hate relationship among potential customers until they were discontinued in 1965.

The D-500 engine differed from the standard Red Ram by the use of solid lifters and higher compression to boost the horsepower to competition level. Suspension components from heavier Chrysler Imperial and New Yorker models stiffened the handling to racing standards.

The D-500 was a pivotal car for Dodge and marked the brand's transition from a conservative family car to an absolute race-ready performance car, making Dodge a serious contender in NASCAR and drag racing, and forever transforming Dodge's image.

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