# The Dodge Storm Z-250 was the brainchild of advertising executive Fred Zeder Last Update 17 January 2023 1953 Dodge Storm Z-250 The Dodge Storm Z-250 was the brainchild of advertising executive Fred Zeder, whose father (also named Fred) was a key figure in the early days of Chrysler and had worked on the Airflow models. The younger Zeder specified a Hemi V-8 and a tube-frame chassis with interchangeable bodies—one for on-road touring and one for racing. The Bertone-designed body shown here was designed to be removed by unscrewing just four bolts and replaced with a lighter fiberglass body for racing. It's unknown if the fiberglass body was actually built, Kendall noted. The car was originally white with a black roof, with different hub caps than the ones currently fitted. The Storm appeared at the 1953 Turin auto show, but it may have made other undocumented show appearances as well. It made quite a splash when Zeder parked it outside his Manhattan office, attracting so much attention that police got involved, Kendall said. https://diversity.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/formidable/110/0TT.pdf https://diversity.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/formidable/110/EP6R.pdf https://diversity.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/formidable/110/i9T.pdf https://diversity.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/formidable/110/m3d.pdf https://diversity.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/formidable/110/M3NN.pdf https://diversity.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/formidable/110/PI8.pdf https://diversity.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/formidable/110/R0Z.pdf https://diversity.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/formidable/110/M44N.pdf