The Dodge DeTomaso was introduced in 1980 as a dressed up 024
Partially influenced by Alejandro DeTomaso of Italy, the vehicle featured a front air dam, rear spoiler, fender flares, louvered rear quarter windows, brushed metal roof "band," cast aluminum "deep-dish" road wheels, and a heavy-duty suspension.
Inside it had black vinyl seats and a leather wrapped steering wheel & shift knob.
Some cars received real hand rubbed wood inserts in the dashboard, instead of the usual simulated woodgrain.
It had the standard 1.7l engine with a 4 speed manual transmission
Chrysler originally intended this vehicle to have a motor modified by Maserati, but it never went through.
Plymouth's version of the DeTomaso was the Turismo TC3
The "TC3" would be dropped in '83 and changed to just plain Turismo
Dodge Omni Euro-Sedan is introduced. The same as the regular Omni but with black trim instead of chrome.
1981 was the first year for the Chrysler built 2.2 liter engine (84hp)
It was also the year the Horizon TC3 and Omni O24 were changed to just plain TC3 and O24
1981 was the first year for the "Miser" options package.
The Misers were advertised to get 35-51 miles per gallon
Basically the same as the 1980 TC3/024s with the 1.7L engine and less trim
1981 Plymouth TC3 Sport, an appearance package, with 2 tone paint, rear spoiler, "TC3" decals and different wheels
A company called Jet Electric buys several Omnis & Horizons and converts them to electric power.
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