1978 Dodge Aspen Super Coupe

'78 Dodge Aspen Super Coupe

The Dodge Aspen, which was produced during the 1976 to the 1980 model years, was a compact car, along with its then-concurrent Plymouth branded counterpart, the Volaré (in Spanish, it means "I will fly away" or "I will blow away"; volare is also Italian for "to fly"), which was launched as a unique-for-the-segment four-door wagon (which its Dodge Dart/Plymouth Valiant predecessors had cut from both their line ups, from ten years earlier, during the end of the 1966 model year), a four-door sedan and a two-door coupe. By the end of their production run, the Aspen and Volaré would be considered intermediate cars.

The Dodge Aspen and Plymouth Volaré were introduced during the fall of 1975 as 1976 models, and were collectively named Motor Trend's "Car of the Year" for 1976. They were the successors to the A-body Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valiant/Plymouth Duster, which concurrently were sold along with Aspen and Volaré during the early part of the 1976 model year until they both were discontinued.

The Aspen and Volaré both were replaced by the smaller front-wheel-drive K-cars 1981 Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant, 1982 Dodge 400/Chrysler LeBaron and the M-body 1982 Dodge Diplomat/Plymouth Gran Fury four-door sedans, which were very similar in structure, size, and engineering to the F-body Aspen and Volaré.