1926 Dodge Brothers Series 126 news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: B704931
The history of the Dodge Brothers marque begins in 1914. During their first year they introduced the 'Old Betsy' known for its reliability and durability. A total of 249 examples were created during the company's first year. The name 'Dodge Brothers' was used from 1914 through 1927. In 1928 it was acquired by the Chrysler Corporation and its name was changed to 'Dodge'.
A new vehicle was introduced July of 1923 which brought with it a very radical styling change. The car now sat atop a wheelbase that measured 116 inches, had louvers on the hood, and the body sat low in the frame. The following year the car was given automatic windshield wipers.
In 1925 the Dodge Brothers Company was purchased by Dillon, Read & Company for $148 million. Dillon, Read & Company later sold it to Chrysler on July 31 of 1928.
The 1926 Dodge Brothers Sedan has center-opening suicide doors, is most original, and the subject of an older cosmetic restoration. It has many rare options including floor heater, disc wheels with rear mounted spare, motometer, window visor, cowl lights, front bumpers, and step plates.
The engine is a 212.3 cubic-inch four-cylinder L-head unit with a cast-iron block and solid valve lifters. It is capable of producing 35 horsepower which is sent to the rear wheels with the help of a selective sliding transmission. It has a rust-free body which rests on a 116-inch wheelbase frame.
At auction, this vehicle failed to find an interested buyer and the car was left unsold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2007
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