Despite being often thought of as a splinter brand of the Chrysler Corporation, Dodge actually predates Chrysler. Established in 1900, the Dodge Brothers Company transformed from a parts supply company to an auto manufacturer in 1914. The Dodge Dart would become one of the brand’s best-selling models in the early 1960s as mid-size cars became more popular. They would continue to progress the muscle car cause with the Dodge Charger, Coronet R/T, Super Bee, and Challenger.