1949 Dodge Wayfarer Factory Roadster No RESERVE

1949 Dodge Wayfarer

Technical specifications of Dodge Wayfarer 1949

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Item location: Pittston, Pennsylvania, United States
Make: Dodge
Model: Wayfarer
Type: Convertible
Year: 1949
Mileage: 0
VIN: 37024177
Color: Yellow
Number of cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: other
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Factory produced 1949 Wayfarer Roadster. Very good restoration vehicle. Solid car with some holes in floor. Frame is good. Car is not running. Fluid drive manual transmission. Clean Pa title in hand. Top like new. Sold as is and must be transported. NO RESERVE AUCTION. HIGH BID WINS!

The "true" 1949 Dodges were introduced in February 1949, after a long production run of the 1948s. The Wayfarer (known as the D-29 series), aside from its shorter wheelbase, shared the boxy corporate design of the new 1949 Chrysler products. While much improved over the earlier Dodges, the Wayfarer still had to do without features such as a crankshaft dampener, the new Micronic oil filter, a splash-proof distributor, and rivetless brake linings. The windshield wipers were vacuum-powered rather than electric, and only the right-hand door received an exterior lock - the roadster receiving none. The Wayfarer arrived with three different bodystyles: a two-door sedan, a two-door business coupe, and the two-door roadster (only entering production in May).[7] The business coupe shared some bodywork with Plymouth's business coupe version, but the other Wayfarer's had unique pressings.[2]

The roadster had removable plastic side windows instead of wind-down units, and a short top which eliminated the need for rear quarter windows. More permanent swing-out vent windows were available as an option. However, Californian regulations on hand signalling meant that roll-down windows had to be added quick and retro-fitted to Californian market vehicles.[7] This happened in September, after which the roll-down windows became a rarely selected delete-option.[5] A roadster with a rumble seat was even tested (with a bottom-hinged trunk lid), but the opening would have had to be moved and the cost of tooling up for such an option meant that it was soon dropped.[7]

1949 production totalled 63,816, equalling 25 percent of Dodge's total number. Of these, 49,054 were sedans, 9342 were coupes, and 5420 were roadsters

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