Family History: 1949 Dodge Coronet


When Barn Finds reader Mike D. sent in this 1949 Dodge Coronet found here on eBay, the story behind it was almost more interesting than the car itself. You see, Mike’s grandfather bought the car new and it’s been in the family ever since. It has traveled coast-to-coast and has been driven at one time or another by every aunt and uncle on his dad’s side of the family! The car has been off the road for over 40 years, so there is a significant amount of work needed to bring this Coronet back to life (including rust repair and a new interior thanks to the critter colony that lived in the garage where it was stored), but you can’t buy this kind of history much cheaper than the current bidding. Mike notes, “This car has traveled from Dartmouth to LA, Washington Island to Hunstville, Alabama.” Great story and good luck on the sale, Mike!  Do any of our readers have similar cars that have been in the family since new? We would love to hear about them!


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  1. Howard A Member

    Kind of a shame. I think the Coronet was the top of the line for Dodge in ’49. Sadly, this car is but a shell of what it used to be. Without the owner wanting it for personal reasons ( good heavens, their whole family drove this thing), to others, it’s just an old Dodge. That’s kind of the down side to this site. Cars like this show up in much better shape than this, and cost half of what it would take to restore this car. I think I hear “Taps” playing for the old Dodge.

  2. Jim

    I now pronounce you dead. Bring on the crusher.

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