Big Horn Roundup
By Tony Youngblood, Augusta,
Thereís something about the
Dodge Big Horn that seems to draw a crowd at truck shows. Maybe itís their size
and brute strength, or maybe itís their in-your-face attitude. Then again, maybe
itís the fact that not many were built, and rare trucks always draw attention.
Whatever the reason, the Big Horns have a mystique that never fails to attract
Dodge only produced 261 Big Horns during their three year production run: In
1973, eight were sold in the U.S. and two were sold in Canada; in 1974, 91 were
sold in the U.S. and 25 were sold in Canada; and in 1975, 91 were sold in the
U.S., 43 were sold in Canada, and one was sold in Mexico.
The first two Big Horns built were prototypes, designated model 9500. I donít
think Chrysler knew at the time how they wanted to label them, whether by name
or number. The parts book lists the Big Horn as a DNT 1000 for the tandem axle
and DN for the single axle, but following that designation, also lists it as CNT
950 and CN 950, respectively. . . .
For the whole story including 20 photos of
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