Welcome to the Classic Car Center! To assure the purchaser that the vehicle is all that they expected, we provide this satisfaction guaranty to the buyer: if on personal inspection you decide that you do not want the vehicle for any reason, you don’t have to buy it! Please see the material in blue print at the end of this description for the full details of our Buyer Satisfaction policy. Now to the details on this exceptional and extremely rare Dodge Wayfarer business coupe.
A Body-off Restoration
This Dodge Wayfarer has been restored from front to back and top to bottom over the past 10 years. The body was removed from the frame and then the body panels were removed and chemically stripped before the car was repainted. The bumpers/bumper guards were re-chromed. The interior was completely redone in leather and updated to match the body’s color scheme. Both the engine and the transmission were rebuilt. The fuel system was redone; and the car’s mechanical and electrical systems were carefully vetted.
The Wayfarer was Dodge’s entry level car and 1952 was the last year it was produced. As a result, finding a restored example is akin to finding hen’s teeth. And seeing other examples at local or even regional car shows is unlikely which imparts a certain exclusivity to a Wayfarer owner.
Very Nice Driving Car!
Paint and Chrome
The Blue and white re-paint is in very good condition, while not an original color in 1952, it was a Chrysler color a bit later in the ‘50s. The paint gleams and shows off the car’s great lines.
Almost all of the exterior chrome was redone or replaced and gives a fresh look to this Wayfarer.
The body and underside of the car are free of rust and the engine compartment is nicely detailed.
The seat upholstery and door panels were all redone to match the blue and white exterior, and all are in very good condition. The seats were recovered in leather. The headliner has been replaced as has the carpet.
The car’s 230 cid six cylinder engine (100 hp) sits nestled in a detailed engine bay. The original 2-bbl carburetor was replaced with a two 1-bbl configuration. The engine was rebuilt with hardened valve seats ten years ago and has traveled less than 500 miles since then.
The semi-automatic Fluid Drive transmission shifts properly and smoothly. It was rebuilt about 10 years ago and has had less than 500 miles of use ever since.
Tires, Brakes, Safety and Monitoring Systems
This Wayfarer has 4 wide whitewall BF Goodrich radial tires, size 215/70 R 15 with plenty of tread.
All of the engine/systems monitoring gauges (temperature, amp and oil pressure) work properly. Similarly, the lights, horn, and turn signals (yes, turn signals) all work properly, although the clock is stuck in 1940. The brake lights, gas gauge and heater will each need some attention.
An Excellent Example from the last year of production for the Dodge Wayfarer
This Wayfarer is a fully restored example of the well-regarded Dodge business coupe. These original cars are highly in demand and in short supply. They therefore represent not just a great driving experience but a sound investment as well. And if there was ever a car that transports you back to the early ‘50’s, this is it. Apart from the investment value of this car, it is hard to put a price on the feeling of enjoyment when other drivers and pedestrians wave and give you a “thumbs up” as you drive by with your Dodge Ram hood ornament gleaming in the sunlight!
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We invite you to come by and inspect this vehicle at any time, and would recommend that you do so before finalizing your purchase. If you have any questions, please call us at our toll-free number (888) 370-4474. Our preference is to answer any such questions by phone instead of by email so we can provide you with in-depth information about the car’s condition
We are located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, a historic town situated approximately half-way between Richmond and Washington, DC. You may wish to visit us on our website at www.classiccarcenter.net to get more information about us as well as complete driving directions.
Feel free to make your purchase with confidence in light of our policy of allowing a personal post-purchase/pre-final payment inspection by the purchaser bidder that is more fully described below.
This car is being advertised locally, so we reserve the right to terminate this offering at any time.
Payment for this vehicle is to be by Wire Transfer only except for the required deposit of $500 which may be by credit card. Pickup and shipping is the sole responsibility of the buyer. This deposit must be received within 3 days following your purchase and full payment is due within 7 days of that date.
OUR BUYER SATISFACTION POLICY:
If as the purchaser, you PERSONALLY come to our facility within 7 days of your purchase, inspect the car and determine for ANY reason that you do not want to buy this car, we will cancel the sale and return your deposit less $100 to cover our time and expense for relisting and you will have no further obligation. This is our assurance to you that the vehicle is all that you expected when you entered your purchaser order.