I love this car! This is a 1950 Dodge D-33 Wayfarer and it’s in St. Cloud, Minnesota, only 45 minutes from where I live; painfully close. It can be found on craigslist for $3,000! Thanks to Greg F. for sending in this tip!
There are only four photos with this listing, but man do those four photos look good. I mean, not photogenically, but condition-wise they show what looks like a rock-solid car. The Dodge Wayfarer was only made from 1949 through 1952 and the 1950 models got an update with a sleek, horizontal grille, new bumpers, and tail lights mounted directly in new rear fenders.
This car looks fantastic to me, I don’t see any rust at all, even though the tires on the passenger side are either flat or they have sunken into the ground, so it must have been sitting outside for a while. That’s just a guess, but I don’t see any drag marks where the car has been moved and that rear snow tire looks like it’s been in the ground for a while. Unfortunately there are no interior photos, but the interior should look like this, or it would have when new and it could again. This car has the “Fluid-Drive” three-speed automatic.
The tires on the driver’s side look normal; weird. It must have just slowly sunk into the ground on the other side. There looks like an uneven gap between the driver’s door and the LF fender, I’m guessing that the heavy door is out of alignment a bit, but I don’t see any dents or creases in the door/fender area, or really any flaws in the body at all. There are no engine photos, but the only engine available in the Wayfarer was the 3.8L, 230 L-head, inline-six with a one-barrel carb and 103 hp and it would have looked like this. 103 hp is not a horrible amount of power, I’ve had cars with much less than that. Although, at 3,200 pounds, another 50 hp would be welcome. The seller says that the engine runs, so that’s good.
This car is pretty dang desirable for me. I would not do one thing to it other than to get the mechanicals and interior up to snuff and drive it as it looks now. No wide white walls, no sun visor, no fru-fru accessories, no nothin’; just new black wall tires, brakes, fluids, filters, hoses, belts, etc. What would you do with this sweet Dodge?