|Make ||Dodge Brothers|
|Model ||124 Series Sports Roadster|
|Engine ||3.5 Litre |
|Transmission ||3 Speed Manual|
First introduced in 1914 the Dodge Four became popular with thousands of customers looking for a car that was more refined than Ford's utilitarian Model T.
As the Model was developed into the 1920s numerous refinements and improvements were made to this already successful model.
By 1927 the 124 series had been introduced. It was the second of three successive series and was fitted with the final development of the four cylinder engine which became known as the 'Fast Four'. The specification incorporated several brand new features, not least the 5 bearing crankshaft guaranteeing increased reliability, smoother running and a higher top speed.
The short production run of only 73 days has resulted in this series becoming amongst the rarest of the Dodges Brothers cars.
BF6542 is a rare survivor of this attractive model. As a Sport Roadster it is considered as top of the range, featuring Nickel plating and wire wheels as standard. So rare an example is it that BF6542 is the only survivor of it's type listed in the Dodge Brothers Club Roster.
Perhaps more significant still is the fact that this very car was selected for restoration and exhibition in the World Famous Harrah's Automobile Museum in Reno. It remained at the museum on permanent display until it was disbanded on Harrah's death. The car was subsequently shipped to the UK to join a small private collection of Dodges and it was from this collection that it was acquired it four years ago.
I have added a B&W photograph from its museum period which shows the car's exhibit number of 1927; pleasing this original plaque survives and remains with the car today.
The car is still in excellent condition, a testament to the high quality restoration some four decades ago and, after light commissioning it has been used in numerous local shows and rallies, trips to Goodwood race meetings, even the odd VSCC trial taking on the hills of Exmoor! On all of these outings it has performed faultlessly. The benefits of the five bearing engine become apparent immediately after getting underway. The ride is smooth and comfortable and there is plenty of power to pull cleanly up through the revs.
Finished by Harrah's in a most attractive colour scheme of dark green over black with contrasting black leather interior, the body is well appointed and being a Sport Roadster features the archetypal American 'Rumble' seat.
This is one of the rarest and most attractive American roadsters to have survived from the vintage era, a genuine ex-Harrahs Museum car equally at home on the field at the local classic car show, driving to a classic race meeting or on the trials hills used by the Vintage Sports Car Club.
Fully road legal and with a current VSCC buff eligibility form BF6542. The current owner was on spanners at this years Goodwood Revival looking after an original Maserati 250F, so evidently very able, thus this lovely Dodge is completely on the button. There are numerous rare spares for the car which shall be offered to the purchaser.
It would be a pleasure to answer any further questions you might have. This lovely and rare Dodge can be inspected at my Guildford showroom - please call me directly on 07788 865700.