1978 Dodge Sportsman

1978 Dodge Sportsman 1978 Dodge Sportsman 1978 Dodge Sportsman This 1978 Dodge Sportsman Ambulance is a re-creation of the Transcon Medi-Vac from the Cannonball Run, done with the blessings of Brock Yates. In the Cannonball Run movie, the Transcon Medi-Vac van was driven by Brock Yates in the actual running of the 1979 race. With the disguise of an ambulance, the Sportsman was able to avoid the law while hitting speed of 130 MPH, thanks to its Dick Landy built 440 Magnum backed by an A727 transmission.

The replica is similar in many ways to the original Transcon Medi-Vac, but its engine, however, is a 360 CID V8 unit with a rebuilt, factory 2 barrel carburetor.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2017

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Dodge Monthly Sales Volume

June 2019
38,561
May 2019
47,759
April 2019
31,262
March 2019
46,367
February 2019
37,073
January 2019
27,077
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Dodge
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)304,464
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)340,899
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)308,638
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)404,266
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)467,720
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)526,254
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)430,641
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)377,462
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)477,728
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)675,161

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