4 Door Sedan
1933 Dodge 4 Door Sedan
1933 Dodge 4 Door Sedan
Horace and John Dodge founded the Dodge Brothers Company in Detroit in 1900, and quickly found work manufacturing precision engine and chassis components for the city's growing number of automobile firms. Chief among these customers were the established Olds Motor Vehicle Company and the new Ford Motor Company. Eventually leading to manufacturing their own cars, in their own standards and their own company!
For consignment, a 1933 Dodge 4 Door Sedan that has remained in the same family since it was purchased in 1933. It has been garage kept all that time, enjoyed, then put away. It has its original paint, and original interior, well maintained with a consigner stated no leaks, solid fuel line, and new master cylinder and wheel cylinders.
No changes or add-ons in the form of any modifications are seen on this original one family owner car. Chrome is extremely nice with no rust or dimpling, and the cloisonné badge on the hood links like new. Paint has aged and thinned out but presents with a nice patina with some areas of wear off down to the primer. A new canvas top insert was put in in 1980 as well as a windshield replacement, but otherwise just general maintenance and replacement parts were put on due to the ravages of time. Suicide doors for the front, and same rear hinged doors for the back, and these remain straight with consistent gaps. Rounded fenders and attaching running boards are on and show little to no rust throughout. On back on the stalk tail lamps, in nice chrome housings with a DODGE badge in the middle of the red glass field add a nice touch. A metal case for the rear spare mounted tire. All glass is good, and bumpers show slight wear. Wood spoked wheels with metal central hubs are on all 4 corners and are wrapped by black wall tires.
Swinging the doors and we note mohair covered door panels showing some wear through areas near the handles, and water staining. Wood is on the sills and is topped by faux grain painted metal. Turning our attention to the inside, a front and rear bench are installed, and covered with mohair in tan broadcloth. They have some stitching for curved insert panels and are buttoned for extra padded effect. Some wear on the mohair is noted along with some slight staining. Upfront for the dash is more metal painted wood graining, and this intermixes with black painted metal to form the 2-tone paneled dash. A chromed ribbed centrally mounted gauge cluster with wonderfully preserved gauges inserted within, and a surrounding peppering of bakelite and silver knobs and pulls are also noted on this dash. Upfront rubber flooring floods the floors, and in back some extra added luxuries like speckled tan and brown carpeting, a swinging footrest, arms for the rear bench, which has some extra tufting and buttons, and a rear roller shade. Plenty of legroom in back and carpeting appears as a replacement updated carpeting. Mohair for the headliner is looking all good above.
Opening the front cowls to the hood, we see a 201.3ci L headed inline 6-cylinder in unrestored, but well-maintained condition. The original finishes are on, and show some surface rust, paint peeling, and aging. All new wiring throughout is seen, and atop is a 1-barrel Stromberg EX22 single barrel carburetor. On back is a 3-speed manual transmission which is also original to this car, with a 4.37 rear axle.
Looking underneath we see a good solid X frame with slightly surface rusted floor pans and rockers and running boards with solid hangers off either side. Just slight oiling on the bottom end but looking good with grease and maintenance over the years. Drum brakes are all around and a stock style single exhaust runs rearward.
This old gal fired right up and ran smoothly. She gets up to speed nicely, and shifts very easily, as the consigner stated a new clutch and flywheel has been recently put on. It stopped smoothly, albeit with some extra pressure from my right foot. All gauges and functions were in working condition. This writer just loves the whine of the old transmissions and this one was no exception. If you watch any movie from the 1930s and there is an automobile involved, listen carefully for it, it is iconic!
Winner of numerous best original car in several meets, same family lifetime ownership, showing pride on the maintenance and exterior as well as interior which remain all original. Chrome is good and may have very well been attended to, but it is unclear at this point, I do know it looks great! A smooth-running original engine and transmission, no rust example 87 years young. Consigner also states metal wheels do come with this car as well as a plethora of spare parts accumulated over the years.
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