1925 Dodge Brothers Roadster

Price: US $6,000.00 Item location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1925
  • Mileage: 55,000
  • VIN: DB213942
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: Silver Dome inline 4
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1925 Dodge Other

1925 Dodge Brothers Turtleback Roadster
I had this listed previously and based its description solely on the information I was provided from the previous owner. It appears that even though this vehicle was titled at some point as a 1927 Dodge, it appears to be either a late 1924 or early 1925. I believe in full disclosure in describing and selling a car and can only do my best to be upfront as my knowledge can allow. This is not an era of cars I know a tremendous amount about.
Up for sale is a rare Dodge Brothers Roadster. This particular example is in pretty good condition considering it is 91 years old. It doesn't appear that this roadster was ever rusted out in a field or derelict. It was made into a Hot Rod back when that craze first started and given a stamped 1930 Dodge Silver Dome truck engine that was decked and bored and producing some 90hp back in 1939 and the car was repainted at that time as well and untouched since. Between 1939 and today this car was remained pretty much unchanged. She is pretty much in a preserved shape. She does run and drive just fine and will come with one spare tire, step plates, custom header pipes and importantly, a custom made OD transmission which was built for this car by Bill O'Hare who also fitted the Model A wheels with custom DB hubs to this Dodge. The upholstery and top are new. Though showing some age and weathering, this car is a solid driver and should be bought to preserve her place in early Hot Rod history, Dodge Brothers History or could be made into an extremely rare and desirable style T-bucket or Mopar Hot Rod.
The only things the new owner may address if keeping this car as she is; repairing the canvas top arms. speedometer functions as it spins and moves but lacks a cable to the transmission to function. Original Oogah horn works but needs rebuilt as it doesn't produce the correct sound. The headlights are wired on the same switch as the fuel pump so the lights will just stay on the whole time. Personally I would wire that differently. Everything operates as intended and seems to work as OEM. No engine smoke or rough idle. Seems in good order as a driver.
*At some point this vehicle was misidentified and registered as a 1927 DB Roadster. The window registration is dated 1941, and shows it was originally registered as a 1925 Dodge. At some point in the intervening 75 years this car was misidentified and title issued as a 1927. I will assume the earliest record for this car is the most correct and that is this original registration sticker still affixed to the window. Features and characteristics of this car seem to indicate that it is within the 1924-1925 build.
This car has tons of potential as both a stock restoration of a rare Dodge Brothers but equally as an extremely cool Hot Rod.