1925 Dodge Roadster: 90 Years Young

1925 Dodge Brothers Roadster

I recently saw one of Dodge’s new commercials about the Dodge Brothers and it made me respect the brand and its history a lot more! By the time this ’25 Roadster was built, the company had already been around for over 10 years and both brothers had tragically passed away, but it still had ties to the cars they designed and built back in 1914. This car looks to be in great condition for a car of its age, although it has seen one repaint over the past 90 years. It currently doesn’t run, but the engine is free and the car is complete. Find it here on eBay in¬†Sellersville, Pennsylvania with a BIN of $13k and just 7 hours left to go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot8Yzm8pbew

If you haven’t ever seen the Dodge Brother commercials, I highly recommend watching the extend cut version above. It give a brief history of the brothers and how they started their own company. At just one and a half minutes, it obviously doesn’t go into great detail and just provides the basics. It piqued my interest enough though to go out and read more about the brothers and the brand. What I learned certainly gave me a greater respect for the brand. After watching a few of their commercials, I really want one of these early Dodges! This one could be a great project and would certainly be more interesting than your typical Model T!

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Comments

  1. cory

    Very cool cars. I had one when I was 14 that I drug out of a fIeld. I remember the intake that ran through the engine block With a sleeve around the exhaust manifold. Also remember the starter/generator. Lots of unique features. Of course I was a dumb kid, tore it apart and had no clue how cool what I had was

    • Dave

      Me too, cory. My first car was a wonderful, strong, fun 1929 Plymouth roadster. I was 1/2 0wner with a friend. We had an argument and sold it before we got it on the road. That was in 1960. We are still friends, but learned a good lesson, don’t share women or cars. We both regreated our stupidity.

  2. DREW V.

    Awesome looking car… Would drive it with pride just the way it is…

  3. William H

    My father bought a ’24 4-door about 45 years ago for $100. It was out behind an old man’s barn completely covered in “farm debris”. Someone had cut the back half of the body off and built a “bed” for it. The roof was made out of plain old corrugated tin, folded into shape. There were burlap sacks, corn and grain everywhere inside. I’m sure the car spent it’s life being worked hard on someone’s farm. Dad piddled with it off and on for over 40 years, building a 2″ x 3″ tube chassis for it and turning it into little 2 door coupe. When he finally finished it he had a really nice little ride. He drove it for a few months then sold it. Told me the fun of the car was building it and pretty much lost interest in keeping it once it was done. That car was a fixture in my life and the first car I ever turned a wrench on. I remember searching for parts in junk yards (pre-internet), fabricating what couldn’t be found and going to swap meets looking for this an that. I’ll always have fond memories of working on it with my father.

  4. geomechs geomechs Member

    I’ve always liked Dodge and Dodge Brothers cars. Here’s a ’28 taken at a show about 4 years ago. I understand that the car is original except for the upholstery and the owner told me that the tires may have been changed once just before the war.

  5. john e.

    Nice car, Dodge is one of my favorite US cars/trucks to own. Looks like it sold for 9K+. Fair price I think.

  6. Aaron

    This car is quite a find. The new owner immediately dropped it off at our shop for some repairs. Interestingly enough, someone assumed it was 6volt, rather than the original 12 in which it was designed. Dropped a 12er in it and cleaned the contacts in the start switch box, and it sprang to life without any hesitation. Runs like a dream, rides quite nice and most of the original electrical is intact. I must say, its a pleasure and an honor to work on this, as well as a few of his other antiques that are rolling through my shop.

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