There are cars that are defined by their eras and there are cars that, in turn, define the eras in which they find themselves built. The Dodge Coronet falls into the latter category thanks largely to visionary work of designer Virgil Exner who lengthened and streamlined the frame on which the cars were built and catapulted them into the heady realms of critical, artistic, and commercial success in just a few short years. The 1950 Dodge Coronet is a fine example of post-war engineering, which means it is a lumpy brick with headlights. By contrast, the Dodge Coronet produced in 1955 was a sleek and dangerous beast with a souped-up 3.8L V6 that could, by the standards of its day, really hum. The heavy, distinctive grilles and tricolor paint schemes eventually gave way to the mid-size practicality of the 1966 Dodge Coronet and similar models, but the mid-1950s saw the car at its peak. You can find all models of the car on eBay where dependable sellers market used and refurbished automobiles to collectors and enthusiasts.