Founded in 1900 as a parts supplier to the fledgling automobile industry, the Dodge Brothers began manufacturing their own cars in 1915. The company made cars for just 12 more years before being sold to Chrysler in 1928 (Horace and John Dodge both died in 1920, and the company bearing their name never fully recovered).
This 1927 Series 126 Sedan is a magnificent concours-quality restoration. It has seen fewer than 50 miles since it was finished, mostly on and off trailers to car shows. The car is simply stunning in every sense -- we've gone to great efforts to capture the details in our photos, but it must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.
This sedan is wearing one of the best paint jobs I have ever seen on a prewar car, with a mirror finish that looks a mile deep. No expense was spared during the restoration -- even the cloisonne badges on the running boards have been painstakingly re-enameled. All chrome inside and out has been restored, the original solid brass door handles look incredible and the correct wood wheels have been beautifully refinished. Even the paint on the firewall, dash and door jambs looks just as good as the body. The top is new and excellent. Well over $30,000 was spent on the restoration alone on what was already a solid, running and driving car. The original flathead engine was also rebuilt when the car was restored.
The high attention to detail lavished on this pristine example really shows, from period correct new upholstery to the correct Dodge Brothers Moto-Meter perched atop the radiator. The car is finished to better than new standards.
Based on the serial number, this car was built in late 1926 and came equipped with the Dodge Brothers "C" engine, with five main bearings and 3.5 liters of displacement making about 35 horsepower.
At Motorcar Studio, we generally specialize in cars that are very nice fair-weather weekend drivers, but just short of being trailer queens. But this is a show car, through and through, and we love it. This Dodge Brothers sedan would easily be at home in a museum collection. If you're interested in learning more about the exquisite piece of early automotive history, give us a call at 404-692-5250.
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