Lot 299 - 1925 Dodge Series 116
|Estimate||£10,000 - £13,000|
The Dodge name has long been associated as a member of the Chrysler family; however, there was a time when Dodge was an entity of its own. John and Horace Dodge established their first machine shop in 1900 and their talents were quickly noticed by several pioneers of the early motor car. Ransom Eli Olds and Henry Ford both purchased engines, transmissions, and axles from the Dodge brothers and by 1913 the brothers realised that they were capable of building their own car. Plans were underway in 1913 and the first Dodge brothers' car left the factory in November of 1914. From the very start, Dodge gained a reputation as a sturdy car that offered superior reliability. Never one to make drastic changes, the Dodge Brothers only refined their design when the need arose. It was in this belief that the Dodge found its niche as a car that outlasted many other cars of the day. Within a mere two years of its introduction as a manufacturer, Dodge would rank fourth place in the industry in terms of volume.
Offered here is a 1925 Dodge Series 116 touring car that has been very well looked after and cared for. The paintwork is in excellent order as is the double duck hood and black leather trim. Substantial sums have been invested in this imposing example, such improvements as electric fuel pumps and indicators contribute towards making this a much more useable vehicle. The 3482cc engine runs well and we are advised SV 4433 has no known mechanical faults. Supplied with a V5 registration document, this Dodge will offer many years of enjoyment, whether used for display purposes or the occasional ride in the countryside.
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