1949 Dodge Other
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 72,081 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. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT JIM AT 904-692-4626 WITH ANY QUESTIONS, MY AUCTIONS OFTEN END WITH A SIMPLE PHONE CALL.