1923 Dodge Business Sedan 4 Door a solid Survivor & driver For Sale
1923 Dodge Business Sedan - Vintage collector.
Located an made in the USA.
One of the Last Early Dodges Fitted with Original Upholstery!... Running & Ready to Enjoy!...
1923 Dodge Brothers Business Sedan
The Dodge Brothers were famous long before they built the first car that carried their name. They established a small machine shop at the turn of the century, and were soon building engines for Ransom E.
Old's and later became stockholders in the Ford Motor Company for whom they built engines, transmissions and axles. By 1913, they realized that the Ford Company was heading toward self-sufficiency, and they decided to sell their stock and started their own venture.
Few people know that the 1923 Dodge models literally divide the past from the present.
- The Business Sedan was made of a steel skin welded to an all steel framework. These all steel bodies were much stronger than their wood counterparts. They were safer, longer lasting and as it turned out, pioneered the future in car building.
The Dodge Sedan also made news when General Pershing chased Pancho Villa across Mexico in his Sedan; Villa so admired the car that he bought one for himself. It is said that he was captured in that very Dodge.
Purchased new by a Mr. Bishop, a cabinetmaker in Huntington, NY.
- The famous collector Lester Cutting later found it and allowed the previous owner to purchase the car from the estate in 1962 for $125.00.
- During its early life it had been sparingly used as the family’s Sunday driver for church and running errands.
- The survivor was discovered completely intact with original paint and mohair upholstery; the spare tire is also original to the car from new.
The Sedan’s remains in excellent working order as all of its mechanical components have been properly restored, the water pump packing is now due for replacement.
- The pervious long-term caretaker spent years rebuilding and reviving the components under the tutelage of renowned antique automotive master mechanic George Kellner.
- The engine was then shipped to Federal Mogul Machinists in Chicago, IL for a complete short block rebuild.
- Very few early closed-car Dodges are known to still wear their original interior upholstery, especially in this condition!
- This example is truly a time capsule survivor!
Highly Original & Meticulously Preserved!
Previous Long-Term Ownership!
One of the Last Early Dodges Fitted with Original Upholstery!
Running & Ready to Enjoy!
Can be exported at your cost or about $1,400 dollars to the UK port in 4 weeks.
- Serious collectors please...more pics coming and on request...
Only: $14,900. USD American dollars...
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