1933 Dodge 4 Door Sedan
Horace and John Dodge founded the Dodge Brothers Company in Detroit
in 1900, and quickly found work manufacturing precision engine and
chassis components for the city's growing number of automobile
firms. Chief among these customers were the established Olds Motor
Vehicle Company and the new Ford Motor Company. Eventually leading
to manufacturing their own cars, in their own standards and their
For consignment, a 1933 Dodge 4 Door Sedan that has remained in the
same family since it was purchased in 1933. It has been garage kept
all that time, enjoyed, then put away. It has its original paint,
and original interior, well maintained with a consigner stated no
leaks, solid fuel line, and new master cylinder and wheel
No changes or add-ons in the form of any modifications are seen on
this original one family owner car. Chrome is extremely nice with
no rust or dimpling, and the cloisonne badge on the hood links like
new. Paint has aged and thinned out but presents with a nice patina
with some areas of wear off down to the primer. A new canvas top
insert was put in in 1980 as well as a windshield replacement, but
otherwise just general maintenance and replacement parts were put
on due to the ravages of time. Suicide doors for the front, and
same rear hinged doors for the back, and these remain straight with
consistent gaps. Rounded fenders and attaching running boards are
on and show little to no rust throughout. On back on the stalk tail
lamps, in nice chrome housings with a DODGE badge in the middle of
the red glass field add a nice touch. A metal case for the rear
spare mounted tire. All glass is good, and bumpers show slight
wear. Wood spoked wheels with metal central hubs are on all 4
corners and are wrapped by black wall tires.
Swinging the doors and we note mohair covered door panels showing
some wear through areas near the handles, and water staining. Wood
is on the sills and is topped by faux grain painted metal. Turning
our attention to the inside, a front and rear bench are installed,
and covered with mohair in tan broadcloth. They have some stitching
for curved insert panels and are buttoned for extra padded effect.
Some wear on the mohair is noted along with some slight staining.
Upfront for the dash is more metal painted wood graining, and this
intermixes with black painted metal to form the 2-tone paneled
dash. A chromed ribbed centrally mounted gauge cluster with
wonderfully preserved gauges inserted within, and a surrounding
peppering of bakelite and silver knobs and pulls are also noted on
this dash. Upfront rubber flooring floods the floors, and in back
some extra added luxuries like speckled tan and brown carpeting, a
swinging footrest, arms for the rear bench, which has some extra
tufting and buttons, and a rear roller shade. Plenty of legroom in
back and carpeting appears as a replacement updated carpeting.
Mohair for the headliner is looking all good above.
Opening the front cowls to the hood, we see a 201.3ci L headed
inline 6-cylinder in unrestored, but well-maintained condition. The
original finishes are on, and show some surface rust, paint
peeling, and aging. All new wiring throughout is seen, and atop is
a 1-barrel Stromberg EX22 single barrel carburetor. On back is a
3-speed manual transmission which is also original to this car,
with a 4.37 rear axle.
Looking underneath we see a good solid X frame with slightly
surface rusted floor pans and rockers and running boards with solid
hangers off either side. Just slight oiling on the bottom end but
looking good with grease and maintenance over the years. Drum
brakes are all around and a stock style single exhaust runs
This old gal fired right up and ran smoothly. She gets up to speed
nicely, and shifts very easily, as the consigner stated a new
clutch and flywheel has been recently put on. It stopped smoothly,
albeit with some extra pressure from my right foot. All gauges and
functions were in working condition. This writer just loves the
whine of the old transmissions and this one was no exception. If
you watch any movie from the 1930s and there is an automobile
involved, listen carefully for it, it is iconic!
Winner of numerous best original car in several meets, same family
lifetime ownership, showing pride on the maintenance and exterior
as well as interior which remain all original. Chrome is good and
may have very well been attended to, but it is unclear at this
point, I do know it looks great! A smooth-running original engine
and transmission, no rust example 87 years young. Consigner also
states metal wheels do come with this car as well as a plethora of
spare parts accumulated over the years.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.