<B>1949 Dodge Wayfarer Roadster</B><br />Chassis no. 48000279<br />Engine no. B2047468
Lot 38
Desirable roadster variant of the 1949 Dodge
1949 Dodge Wayfarer Roadster
Sold for US$ 22,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1949 Dodge Wayfarer Roadster
Chassis no. 48000279
Engine no. B2047468

3773 cc Inline Flathead 6-Clyinder
Singe Carburetor
Approx. 102bhp
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension with Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Desirable roadster variant of the 1949 Dodge
*Older restoration still presents well
*Striking light yellow exterior with red interior


THE DODGE WAYFARER

Introduced in 1949, the Wayfarer was Dodge's first new mid-size offering after the continued sales of lightly refreshed pre-war models. It was offered in 3 separate body styles: a two door business coupe, two door sedan, and also a roadster variant. All were powered by the omnipresent Chrysler flat head engine in the 6 cylinder configuration. From a design standpoint, the vehicle shared similar boxy body work with its Chrysler corporate stablemates, albeit with a shorter wheelbase. The Wayfarer additionally benefited from some improved engineering over past models, although it was still priced for a more proletariat market. As such, it still lacked a crankshaft dampener, Micronic oil filter, splash proof distributor, and rivet less brake lines. Furthermore, the windshield wipers were hydraulically powered, as opposed to electric, and a lock could only be found on the driver's door. The vehicle proved to be successful enough and in the first year of production, 49,000 sedans were built along with approximately 9000 coupes and 5,420 roadsters.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Today, one of those roughly 5,500 roadster models is available. These models are truly special as they were the first of their kind put into production by one of the big three from Detroit since the 1930's. As one would expect from the body style, luxury appointments have been stripped away for a more dedicated driving experience. These vehicles lacked wind down windows and instead came with removable glass side curtains and a short top that provides the car with a much sportier look.

The consigner purchased this vehicle in the fall of 2008 and has taken good care of it over the course of the near decade. The older restoration, which is believed to have been performed in the 90s, still holds up today. The exterior is finished in a lovely light-yellow color with a bright red interior. Both appear to be in good condition with only minor signs of wear present. Drop the top and throw it into gear, this desirable Dodge roadster is ready for cruising in the sunshine.

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  • Please note, this vehicle's correct engine number is B3047468
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