1956 Dodge La Femme

I’m not claiming to be an all-knowing car guru, however it’s pretty rare I stumble on something that I’ve never even heard of. Imagine my surprise when I saw this 1956 Dodge La Femme at the Granby International car show! To be fair, it’s not surprising that I hadn’t heard of it, since it is quite the obscure car. The Dodge La Femme was built on a Chrysler Newport body, and targeted specifically at women. I’m betting that they didn’t have many women actually working on the project, however. It’s a really nice car, but more as a curiosity than anything else, as it looks like a Barbie playhouse. The restoration is absolutely stunning, however. Now a flaw anywhere, literally. Here are a couple of pictures for you to enjoy; unfortunately, the hood was open so I don’t have a full-on head shot (so to speak).

1956 Dodge La Femme (front)
1956 Dodge La Femme (front)

The La Femme and the car next to it were brought to the show as showcases for a restoration company called ‘Restoration Cent Points’, which translates into ‘Hundred-Point Restoration’. I’m no judge, but those cars look mighty fine!

1956 Dodge La Femme (rear)
1956 Dodge La Femme (rear)
1956 Dodge La Femme (wheel detail)
1956 Dodge La Femme (wheel detail)
1956 Dodge La Femme (logo detail)
1956 Dodge La Femme (logo detail)
1956 Dodge La Femme (interior)
1956 Dodge La Femme (interior)

I love those seats; it doesn’t look like much, but it makes getting in the back seat a lot easier than otherwise.

1956 Dodge La Femme (chrome detail)
1956 Dodge La Femme (chrome detail)

Can you spot your friendly, neighborhood blogger? Hint: unless you’re blind, it’s not difficult. As always, if you own this car and would like proper attribution, drop me a line through the contact form at top.

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