Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1980 Dodge Dart – Mexican Style

If this looks a bit confusing to you, it’s not AI’s take on a Dodge Diplomat. It’s a Mexican Dodge Dart, from 1980, as best as I can tell. Yes, the body is the same as our Diplomat, but the front end is from the Dodge Aspen. And the name is from…well, that’s obvious. As is the rest, really.

The Dart name never was continued in Mexico after the Aspen arrived, and it continued in this fashion after 1980 through 1982, when it finally succumbed. RiveraNotario shot this one in Mexico City.

The rear looks more familiar.

As does the profile. I say “familiar” in the past tense, as I haven’t seen an M-Body in a while now. Have you?


More on the Mexican Darts:

Mexican Mopars, Part 5: Dodge Darts of the 1980s – Not Darting Away From A Good Name