1923 Dodge Standard Type A Roadster 

1923 Dodge Brothers Standard Type A Roadster

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' Hershey event, 10 - 11 October 2019.

Famed sturdy four-cylinder Dodge
12-volt electrical system
Well-conserved older restoration

Horace and John Dodge were foundry owners and engine manufacturers, notably for Henry Ford. In 1913 they decided to build their own car, launched the following year. A no-nonsense four, the Dodge Brothers car was heavier than the Ford. It proved reliable and was immediately popular, its exemplary service in World War I and with General Pershing in Mexico adding to its appeal. Both brothers died in 1920, and by the time this car was built, their widows were tired of running the company. On 30 April 1925 they sold out to Dillon, Read & Co., a New York banking firm. Walter Chrysler took over scarcely three years later.

The 1923 Dodges were introduced in June 1922. Standard models offered five body styles; Customs had four. The Standard Type B business coupe featured the industry’s first all-steel bodies; it was joined by a Type B all-steel business sedan with Spanish leather upholstery in September. Type A cars carried over from the 1922 model year, and closed bodies featured mohair upholstery.

Gifted to the Merrick Auto Museum in 1992, this Dodge Brothers Standard Type A Roadster was the beneficiary of a frame-off restoration the previous year. Very tidy in gloss black, it has matching pleated leather upholstery and a black canvas top. The engine compartment is very sanitary and features Dodge’s famed North East 12-volt electrical system with a chain-drive starter-generator. The 212-cubic-inch Dodge four develops 35 bhp and is known to be extremely reliable. The tires are 32 × 4 B.F. Goodrich blackwall Silvertowns on demountable rims. The artillery wheels have varnished wood spokes.

A desirable and rare original example of the sturdy 1923 Dodge, this car should give excellent service to its new owner.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf19.

Reference Number 582785

as of 9/14/2019

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Lot HF19_r0076

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