ALL STEEL, SOLID RUNNING 350 V8, AUTO, AC, MUST II SUSP W/ RACK/PINION, FR DISC
How about a Dodge instead? Fords, Chevys, sure, plenty of those around, but when you show up in this 1936 Dodge business coupe, you're going to get a whole lot of extra attention. It's got a great period look but the mechanicals are all updated, so it's ready for a cross-country cruise. Just practice your story, because you're going to get a lot of, "Hey, what is that?" along the way.
Going with a subtle color was the right choice, and they're calling this Antique White. It's a little creamy and it lets the many wonderful details on the stock Dodge bodywork do all the talking. Nothing was chopped, shaved, or modified save for the headlights, so you know the Mopar designers were at the top of their game in '36. It's an older paint job and at this point, you might start thinking about freshening it up, but even as it sits, it gets a lot of attention and if you like driving, well, just leave it alone. We are very fond of the upright grille with familiar Dodge ram hood ornament and those twin parking light shells right under the headlights, an art-deco feature that looks especially slick. The flowing fenders, the cool running board inserts, and those wonderfully ornate taillights all make this car stand out from the usual Ford rods running around. The chrome is in good shape, and it retains its original bumpers, waterfall grille, and even the vents along the sides of the hood. It's an older build, but there's a lot of time invested here.
The brown tweed interior actually works remarkably well and it's probably pretty close to what this car used originally. The bench seat, door panels, and rear compartment are very 1930s looking and in excellent condition overall. It's probably newer than the paint and it's easy to get comfortable behind the big banjo-style wheel with the wood rim. The center gauge cluster is original and just looks beautiful, but with the engine transplant and 12-volt electrical system, it wasn't compatible, so they've added a set of auxiliary dials to the left of the steering column to monitor the vitals. There's also a neatly installed A/C system below the dash, which works in addition to the crank-out windshield, which is often enough except on the hottest days. There's an AM/FM/CD stereo tucked out of sight and a massive trunk means this car is ready for the Power Tour or a vacation.
Pull the long hood and you'll find a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 that's a tight fit in the pointed engine bay. It's a fantastic runner and it was built for the road, so service access is good and the parts are reliable, including an Edelbrock carburetor, new chrome accessories, and a big electric fan up front. It's neatly dressed with some finned aluminum valve covers and a matching air cleaner, but they didn't do anything exotic here to ensure it's always ready to rock. The transmission is a TH350 3-speed automatic, the front suspension is a Mustang II setup with rack-and-pinion steering, and it includes front disc brakes. A Ford 8-inch rear end tucks up neatly behind the gas tank and a burbling glasspack-style exhaust system gives it a great V8 sound that's totally appropriate. It's got a great stance that rides well and traditional Torque Thrust wheels with staggered 205/75/14 and 235/70/15 BFG radials puts some rake into it.
An unusual rod that stands out because it's not trying too hard. Beautiful interior, great road manners, and a lot of charm make this one a great choice if you're sick of the same-old, same-old. Call today!
- CD Player
- Air Conditioning
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Exterior Color
- Antique White
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Suspension
- Mustang II
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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