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50 cars in 50 days, celebrating 50 years of Old Cars: Day Thirty-Eight

Old Cars wants to celebrate our 50-year anniversary by bringing you "50 cars in 50 days." Today we offer up a 1956 Dodge La Femme.
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Old Cars is turning 50. In honor of 50 years of the privilege of bringing the old cars hobby to our valued and faithful readers, Old Cars will revisit 50 of our past featured cars in 50 days, to commemorate the half-century of Old Cars. Here's to fifty more years of Old Cars!

DAY THIRTY-EIGHT: 1956 Dodge La Femme

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Milt McMillen has had to make plenty of tough calls over the years on whether to buy — or not buy — a car to add to his impressive collector vehicle fleet.

His 1956 Dodge La Femme was not one of those tough calls. It was one of the biggest no-brainers he’s come across.

“With the ‘Forward Look’ cars, you take them in whatever condition you can get them, but this one was an easy choice,” he says with a grin. “It was very solid. I think it had a dent in the back fender, so I had to replace the ‘V’ chrome. And we had a dent in the driver’s side front fender, so I had to replace the headlight ring. And that was it. It had no rust. It was very solid. It wasn’t a hard decision.”

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The car is so rare and unique that it’s worth taking a swing at regardless of condition. Fewer than 2,500 of the special Dodges were made in 1955 and ’56, and fewer than five ‘56s remain with the D-500 engine option, which McMillen’s car carries. 

"And it’s the only that’s restored with the D-500,” he says.

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