The styling for the 1937 Dodge models were heavily influenced by the 'senior' Chrysler models, and given a new split-grille front treatment and plenty of bright trim. They had standard Autolite ignition, hydraulic brakes, all-steel disc-type wheels, 'No-Draft' ventilation, reading lamps over each rear window, new 16-gallon fuel tanks, and dual taillights. The 218 cubic-inch L-head six-cylinder engine breathed through one-barrel carburetor and produced nearly 90 horsepower. They had a three-speed sliding-gear manual transmission and were available in several body styles, including a longer-wheelbase version. Pricing began at $715 and rose to over $1200. The most popular Series D5 body style was the four-door touring sedan, which saw over 185,480 examples produced. Total series production for all D5 bodies was 295,047.
This vehicle is a five-passenger Touring Sedan that sold new in Lewiston, Main from Twin City Motors for $924. It has remained in Maine its entire life and is believed to have had just three owners from new. The current owner acquired the car in the early 2000s. The car has been repainted at some point and received some minor work.
In 2010, this car was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $15,000 - $20,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $13,200, which included buyer's premium.