1925 Dodge Brothers 5-Passenger Special Touring
- Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Dodge
- Model: Brothers Special
- Type: Touring
- Trim: 5 Passenger Touring
- Year: 1925
- Mileage: 49,982
- VIN: A358-703
- Color: Burgundy
- Engine size: 212cid Inline 4
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gas
- Transmission: 3 Speed
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1925 Dodge Brothers Special 5 Passenger Touring description
1925 Dodge Brothers Special Five Passenger Touring Car. Older restoration but still very presentable. This is the Special model loaded with accessories. Runs and drives well.
John and Horace Dodge established a small machine shop in Detroit during the late 1890s. As their machine shop grew, it would eventually supply engines to Ransom Eli Olds. Soon, they were supplying engines, transmissions and axle components to Henry Ford for his newly started business, the Ford Motor Company. The brothers would eventually become the largest supplier as well as major stockholders of the Ford Motor Company. By 1913, the Brothers had become extremely wealthy and announced they would build a car of their own. The first Dodge Brothers vehicles left the factory in late 1914 and by 1915 they were one of the best selling vehicles in America.
The Dodge Brothers automobiles were four-cylinder cars that were continuously improved upon from 1914 until 1927. They were well built and intelligently designed vehicles that had proven to be solid and reliable. One of the many innovations used by Dodge was a 12-volt electrical system that combined a starter and generator into one unit.
By 1925, when this vehicle was built, Dodge was offering two models: a Standard Line and a Special Line. Both were built on the 116” wheelbase chassis and were powered by the four-cylinder, 212.3 cubic inch engine that produced 35 horsepower. They were called the Series 116 and were the most advanced of all the Dodge Brothers vehicles built to this point.
This 1925 Dodge Brothers Special Five Passenger Touring car is an excellent example that was likely restored about 20 years ago. The vehicle was last registered in Missouri, August of 1995. After the restoration, it was displayed in a Chrysler-Dodge Dealership. It is an extremely attractive and well-restored vehicle that has been carefully used and always maintained since the restoration was completed.
The body appears to be very straight and solid. All four doors fit the body properly with good gaps and margins. The fenders are just as smooth underneath as they are on the top. The dark red and black paint shows the expected signs of wear but is extremely presentable and generally very clean. The accessory components that would have been originally nickel-plated, were restored in a durable, chrome-plating and are in excellent condition.
Inside, the cobra-grained patterned, black interior was accurately replaced at the time of the restoration and is still very clean and shows hardly any wear. The door panels are in matching material. The black folding top is also in good condition. The simple dashboard retains its original Dodge Brothers gauges and controls.
Under the hood, the engine bay shows the typical signs of use that one would expect from a car that has been driven and enjoyed for years. The engine is complete with its original carburetor and the famous Dodge Brothers 12 volt starter/generator and lighting systems. The car is fitted with an electric fuel pump which bypasses the original vacuum tank, but the original tank is present and appears complete should the next owner decide to use it again. The horn also operates well but by a remote button. The car starts easily and runs well.
As a Special Line model, this 1925 Dodge Brothers is equipped with factory accessories not typically seen on the more common Standard line. These options include the sporty, Budd-Michelin disc wheels with demountable rims, front and rear bumpers, a combination stop and tail light assembly, a DB script moto-meter assembly, DB script running board step plates, cowl lights and wind wings. As a Special Line model, this example also has the plated radiator shell and windshield assembly. Other period accessories include a desirable sliding steering wheel that is often referred to as a “fat man” steering wheel, a rear view mirror with a built in clock, a lap robe and footrest in the rear section, white wall tires and a full, rear tire cover.
This car represents the very essence of the Roaring 20s era. It is a sporty car that looks right from all angles. It is an affordable example of a reliable automobile that can be used on a variety of tours such as the AACA and VMCCA Glidden and Nickel-Era tours that have become very popular in recent years.IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR POTENTIAL BUYERS:
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- Price: $29,900
- VIN: A358-703
- Cylinders: Inline Four
- Title: Clear
- Exterior Color: Burgundy
- Engine: 212.3 CID
- Transmission: 3-Speed Manual
- Mileage: 49,982
- Interior Color: Black
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