UPDATE! CAR IS NO LONGER FOR SALE.....Beautiful example of a much cherished Dodge Saloon with the famous 'Fluid Drive' 3 speed which made for effortless driving. Coupled to a 3.8 litre V6 engine which gave it the power it needed. This car is in fantastic condition having had a restoration in the late 90's in Canada where it came from and where it spent most of its life until coming to Ireland in 2004 and where it continued to be pampered by never being left outside once hence the complete absence of rust. The car is in its original cream paint called 'Panama Sand' which sums it up when you see it in the flesh.
One of the outstanding features on the car are it's double 'Suicide Doors' which would make many a Rolls Royce wedding car driver green with envy as if ever a car was made for weddings then it has to be this one! The space in the rear has to be seen to be believed.
Unrestored 1949 Dodge
Unrestored, 1949 Dodge with 64,000 original miles. Saw it yesterday at
Equinox. It's actually a 1948, sold as a 1949.
1947 CHRYSLER WINDSOR -- ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
This is a plum of an example of not only a post-war Chrysler but of an
original survivor that is unrestored. It does have a rebuilt L-head six,
250 cid with 114 hp. Chrysler models this year consisted of the Royal,
Windsor, Saratoga, New Yorker, Town & Country, and at the top, the Crown
Imperial. Barely any changes of detail are apparent on this '47from a '46.
This was common practice with car makers after the war because demand for
wheels was so urgent there was no desire to perform updates or
improvements. There were several models under the Windsor banner: 2 and 4
sedans, club coupe, business coupe, convertible coupe, and 8 passenger four
door sedan, and limo. This massive 3,528 lb. behemouth rides on a 121.5
wheelbse and cost $1,711 at the dealer. Total production of Chryslers this
year was 119,260 units which put Chrysler in industry sales of 9th place.
This is a great find of an original survivor. The paint is dinged, faded,
scratched, while all chrome is good as well as the interior. The owner had
a " Spitfire " engine rebuilt so it could make his Chrysler roadworthy.
What a find and pleasure for me to find. Thanks very much for viewing this
1947 Chrysler Windsor 4-door sedan.
1942 Dodge Deluxe 4 Door Sedan
This is a short video that I recorded of my 1942 Dodge when I first got it.
It was pretty complete but missing a lot of paint. The car was parked in a
rural garage since 1965 prior to my aquisition in 1997.
1948 Plymouth: Hop in for a quick ride!
1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe two door Club Coupe all original. Going for a
quick spin, pulling a hill in third gear and then turning a tight circle in
1948 Dodge Two Door Coupe Grn ZH022213
There was a lot of communality of design for Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto and
Chrysler during this immediate post-war period. Each make had its own
engine lineup, flathead 6's and 8's. Dodge just offered a flathead 6.
This Dodge had Fluid Drive, and according to the owner, Gyromatic, Dodge's
name for its semi-automatic transmission. There were 4 forward gears, two
ranges, and shifting between the two speeds in each range was accomplished
by letting up on the gas pedal. You had to use the clutch to select the
range, so it wasn't totally clutchless driving. You can see that this car
has really been well restored, and the upholstery really has that luxurious
look! You'll notice how big a part the grille played in vehicle
identification...you could quickly tell the difference among the makes at
Chrysler Corporation by getting a quick look at the grille...and of course,
the tailights helped!
1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR 4 DR. SEDAN -- SPACIOUS CABIN
Here's another example of a post-war car with warmed over styling. Most
all car manuacturers were basically starting over with car production after
contributing to the war effort. Huge demand for cars prompted companies to
just make products as fast as they can. So, Chryslr, De Soto, Dodge and
Plymouth were virtually unchanged until 1949. This Windsor model, which
was second from the bottom of the Chrysler level still had the 251 cid six
cylinder with 114 bhp. The levels of Chrysler products started with the
Royal, then Windsor, Saratoga, New Yorker, Town and Country, and at the top
the Crown Imperial. This Windsor model had a 121 inch wheelbase and
produced 161,139 copies. Body styles were the 2 and 4 dr. sedans, club
coupe, business coupe, Convertible coupe, Traveller 4 dr. sedan, 8
passenger 4 dr. sedan, and the 8 passenger limo. The suicide doors
continue as well as the spacious cabin. Look at how much room there is in
the back seat area to the front seat. Talk about room for legs. Thanks
very much for viewing this 1948 Chrysler Windsor four door sedan.
Chrysler Introduces Fluid Drive Transmissions 1940
See Chrysler's on the road demonstrating Fluid Drive.
According to Wikipedia. Fluid Drive is the trademarked name that Chrysler
Corporation assigned to a transmission driveline combination offered from
1939 through 1953 in Chryslers, 1940 through 1953 in DeSotos, and from 1941
through 1954 in Dodge models. The fluid drive element was a hydraulic
coupling inserted in place of the flywheel, and performed the same function
as a modern torque converter, only without torque multiplication. A
conventional clutch and three-speed or four-speed manual transmission was
installed behind the fluid coupling, although a semi-automatic was optional
from 1941 for Chrysler and DeSoto and from 1949 for Dodge.
1949 Dodge Wayfarer: Gangster Style - /BIG MUSCLE
Black paint, steel wheels and a look and feel that any high ranking mobster
would kill for. This is the 1949 Dodge Wayfarer and unbeknownst to some,
it's one of the coolest old school hot-rods we've ever seen. Owner Dan
Zuccaro has taken a vehicle with humble roots and transformed it into a
superb driver, show stopper and bad-ass street rod that steals the show
wherever it goes.
1947 DODGE TOUR
Post of a video of my 1947 Dodge that had been delated at some point
1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe 4 Door Sedan Gray
This car represented the first restyle of Plymouth after the war.
Indeed..there was a 49 Plymouth that was a continuation of the style of the
1948 car...this was introduced several months later. Notable was the key
start of the car..a first for Plymouth, and new but conservative styling.
Lots of chrome!