The 1954 Dodge Royal 500 Convertible was a pretty and quite desirable Dodge that was a package model fashioned after the Royal convertible that paced the 1954 Indianapolis 500. This Dodge convertible was not a separate model, but a special derivative of the standard Royal ragtop, which numbered 2,000 in all.

1954 Dodge Royal 500 Pace Car Replica Convertible, part of the 1950s Dodge Convertible line
1954 Dodge Royal 500 Pace car Replica convertible.
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The 500 package included Kelsey-Hayes chrome plated wire wheels, an exterior spare tire mount, special trim, and a 150-bhp version of Dodge's Red Ram V-8. For a little more money, an Offenhauser manifold and special carburetion that raised output to an estimated 200 bhp was available as a dealer option.

Pluses of the 1954 Dodge Royal 500 Convertible:

  • Good styling
  • Indy Pace Car heritage
  • Outstanding performance
  • Very desirable

Minuses of the 1954 Dodge Royal 500 Convertible:

  • One of the most expensive collector Dodges of the 1950-70 era

Production of the 1954 Dodge Royal 500 Convertible:
701

Specifications of the 1954 Dodge Royal 500 Convertible:
Wheelbase, inches: 114.0
Length, inches: 196.0

Weight, pounds: 3,575
Price, new: $2,632 (U.S.)

Engines for the 1954 Dodge Royal 500 Convertible:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
ohv V-8
241.3 cid
150
1954

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