Cohort Sighting: 1963 Dodge Custom 880 – Mega Mouse


Cohort member Eric Clem posted this gigantic mouse-grey 1963 Dodge Custom 880 recently and as a lover of big Mopars, I couldn’t help but share it.  For those of you who were tiring of Colt fever, this is the perfect antidote. 


There are shades of the company’s new-found conservatism in this design, but it looks a hell of a lot better than this similar vintage New Yorker.  Noses didn’t come any cleaner than this, and the rather dented example here really helps remind me that these were workaday cars.  The sight of a pristine example would cause me to overlook such a fact.


This model ran from ’62-’64; the circular taillights mark it as a ’63.  The lenses took up the entire space occupied by these chrome surrounds the prior year, and the following year’s model was given a more horizontal treatment, giving a slight preview of the all-new ’65s.

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For all this car’s simplicity, the grille and hood ornament do make for some pleasing decoration, as do those fender mounted mirrors.

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Where is this car located?  The Pacific Northwest, of course!  What better car to prowl around the slick pavement of Washington state than this solid old Dodge?

More on the Custom 880 HERE.