1949 Dodge Wayfarer Roadster

Price: US $17,500.00 Item location: Wilsonville, Alabama, United States
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Wayfarer
  • Type: U/K
  • Trim: Roadster
  • Year: 1949
  • Mileage: 72,025
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 3.8L 3770CC 230Cu. In. l6 GAS L-HEAD Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Drive type: Fluid Drive
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1949 Dodge Wayfarer

When the new Dodge was released in April 1949, a body style not seen in the U.S. for over a decade returned with the Wayfarer roadster. Considered a more affordable open-top car than a standard convertible, it was well received with 5,420 examples sold in its premier year, more than double the production of Dodge’s tradional convertibles. Being a true roadster meant no roll-up windows, so to protect the passengers from inclement weather panes framed in chrome could be slipped into mounting holes in the doors.

This roadster has been treated to a complete frame-on restoration about 10 years ago and has been used very sparingly since. Showing only 72,025 miles, which may be since new, it is finished both inside and out in a rich dark red-maroon. The seats are upholstered in a matching pleated vinyl covering with an off-white soft top that is in good mechanical and cosmetic condition.

It is a numbers matching car and a copy of the original build sheet obtained from the Chrysler Historical Collection is included. The only differences that I am aware of are that I added an NOS radio and clock.

The car runs and drives perfectly. It has the Dodge fluid drive, which in essence is a three speed manual transmission with a torque converter between the engine and transmission. You can drive it like a three speed manual or put it in high gear, let the clutch out, and then drive it like an automatic.

I encourage you to inspect the car and take it for a spin. I don’t believe you will be disappointed.

Payment by bank wire or cash is required and a non-refundable $1000 deposit via PayPal is required within 48 hours of the auction close

Please check my feedback for other cars I have sold and you will see that I deal honestly both as a buyer and seller.

Please note that Alabama does not issue titles for vehicles of this age so the car will be sold with a bill of sale and registration certificate. I have sold cars to other states (even California) and never had a problem.

Runs and drives perfectly. Numbers matching car. Copy of original build sheet included. Has fluid drive which can be driven like a std or automatic. No rust.