Later today, I’ll be showing you an in-depth look at a weird — and exciting, but weird — new vehicle from Dodge. So right now, I figured I’d show you the weirdest Dodge vehicles currently listed for sale on Autotrader. These five Dodge models all offer something a little bit different, and none of them really conform to the traditional image of, well, a regular automobile.
The Dodge Challenger is already a pretty wild-looking vehicle, but this takes things to an entirely different level. It’s a Challenger that’s been given some plastic surgery to look like a 1970 Plymouth Superbird, complete with the giant shopping cart-style wing on the back and the pointy front clip that replaces the standard headlight area. Offered by Warwick Autopark in rural Lititz, Pennsylvania, this 2014 Challenger "Superbird" is offered for $45,995 — more than most 2014 Challenger models, sure, but an understandable premium for a vehicle that surely took some work and effort to create. Find a Dodge Challenger for sale
This 1990 Dodge Dakota is unmodified. Yes, the picture you see above (unfortunately, the best one in the listing) is an image of a factory-built vehicle: a Dodge Dakota Convertible. Dodge built convertible versions of its compact Dakota pickup for a very short time in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and few were sold. But this is one of the few, and it’s offered by a private seller in Charleston, South Carolina, for $4,500. The seller notes this particular Dakota Convertible has some needs ("needs new top and paint," and "has small power steering leak") but even with its issues … where are you going to find another one? Find a Dodge Dakota for sale
Here’s a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan that’s a little different from the other 2001 Grand Caravans, largely because this one has traveled 400,000 miles. Offered for sale by Klamath Falls Subaru in Southwestern Oregon, this Grand Caravan has covered some serious distance in its life, covering approximately 23,000 miles per year, every year, since it was first sold new. The Carfax report shows an accident, but it appears to be in reasonably nice shape — and, maybe most importantly, it’s available for sale for just $1,987, which is a reasonable value for 400,000 miles and three rows of seats. Find a Dodge Grand Caravan for sale
Certainly the weirdest Dodge on this list (and also my favorite Dodge on this list) is this one. Give it a quick glance on the outside, and it’s pretty clearly an old 1960s Dodge Power Wagon pickup. Look under the hood, and, well, it isn’t. In fact, this is a 1960s Power Wagon body and interior mounted on a 1992 Dodge Ram heavy-duty chassis, complete with a 5.9-liter Dodge Ram diesel engine. It looks like a tremendously professional conversion, and it’s offered by a private seller near Austin for $59,900 — big money, sure, but it’s not like you’ll ever find another one like it. Find a Dodge Power Wagon for sale
Here’s an original Dodge Viper, from the very first model year, that has never been driven. And I seriously mean it has never been driven: This 1992 Viper RT/10 has just 250 miles, it has the original window sticker, and — most importantly — it has never been titled. It still has the original manufacturer’s certificate of origin, and the window sticker is still mounted in the original spot on the passenger side of the windshield. This Viper is offered by Thomas Dodge on the Indiana side of suburban Chicago, and it’s listed for $250,000 — huge money, of course, but a figure that buys you likely the most original, untouched Viper still in existence. Find a Dodge Viper for sale
Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.