1941 Dodge Custom D19 "Luxury Liner" Brougham 2-Door Coupe

Price: US $2,247.22 Item location: Newton Center, Massachusetts, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Custom D19 "Luxury Liner" Brougham 2-Door Coupe
  • SubModel: Brougham 2-Door Coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Custom Series
  • Year: 1941
  • Mileage: 999,999
  • VIN: 33886TDS
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 217-cid, L-head, 91-horsepower six cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1941 Dodge Custom D19 "Luxury Liner" Brougham 2-Door Coupe Brougham 2-Door Coupe

1941 Dodge Custom D19 "Luxury Liner"Brougham2-Door Coupe
1941 DodgeCustomSeries D19 "Luxury Liner" Brougham two-door coupe, rarest of the body styles, with two doors, but with the big sofa-like backseat of the four-door car. Unlike the sedans, the rear side windows are one continuous piece of glass and roll down.The Custom Series added "Airfoam" seat cushions, additional exterior brightwork, a passenger's door armrest, and twin electric windshield wipers over the Deluxe models. This car also has the optional running boards. "Luxury Liner" in script is on an emblem in the grille and stamped into the rear bumper.
This car was found in a barn in Kansas City, Missouri in 2011, bought and moved to Arizona, then sold to me in Massachusetts. I believe I am the third owner, and the second owner had it for less than a year.It's been garaged continuously since I've had it.Except for a respray that was probably done by the first owner, it's very original.The engine doesn't appear to have ever been off its mounts.I have put a lot of work into it, including rebuilding — or replacing with NOS — the starter, generator, ignition coil, distributor, wires, plugs, water pump, fuel pump, carburetor, brakes, and fuel sender. Most of the parts were sourced through Andy Bernbaum Auto Parts in Newton, Mass. (http://www.oldmoparts.com/)which specializes in 1930-1971 Mopars.I also replaced the lead-acid cell battery with a 6V Optima Red Top that's made it start much more reliably. Once it's warmed up, it starts and runs at a flick of the foot. It drives strong and smooth. The217-cid, L-head, 91-horsepower six cylinder has surprising torque andlots of power, and the transmission goes through all the gears, including reverse. The transmission is 3-on-the-tree, column shift.
I also dropped the fuel tank and had it sealed inside and out by Moyer Fuel Tank Renu in Pennsylvania, and when I redid the brakes, I sent all 4 four wheel cylinders and the master cylinder to Sierra Specialties in California to be sleeved in brass and powder-coated black for durability, to make the brakes better than new.
The interior is original and largely complete. All the gauges — water temp, oil press, ammeter, fuel — work except the speedometer. It's there, but needs attention. The other issue is those cool horns, which blow if shorted, but not through the column switch. I was getting ready to go through the steering and fix the horns at the same time. Also has some rust in the floor panels. I bolted in a patch panel over the floor that could be cut and welded in.
I have bumper guards and some other trim pieces for it that have not been installed, that will go to the buyer.
PLEASE NOTE: The license plate is not part of the auction and will stay with the seller. My 9-year-old nephew would prefer the car not be sold, so there is no pressure to sell, but I live in Seattle and don't have the time to finish the restoration that this piece of American history deserves. Time for it to go to a good new home.
ALSO: The car was featured on Barn Finds last November:http://barnfinds.com/1941-dodge-luxury-liner/