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Humpback! 1933 Dodge Sedan Delivery


I was struck by the patina on this Dodge Sedan Delivery with the unusual raised rear. You can still read the former owner’s name and address on the side of the doors, and a quick google search yielded a Joseph Riley that used to live at that address. By the way, he is owed some money, so if you know him or of him let him know. The truck is listed here on craigslist without a price, and is currently in Rochelle, Illinois. It looks like the truck was converted to camping duty at some point based on the decals on the passenger side, and at least judging by the license plate was last on the road in 1952. There’s certainly rust, and the seller says they aren’t giving it away, but I think this could be a fun vehicle to pursue. I thought it might have been a conversion of some sort, but I was able to find some other Dodge’s with this same roofline, including this one that Hemmings Motor News used in the Great Race. Thanks to Brad C. for this terrific find!


  1. Avatar photo Eric

    The Walter P Chrysler museum had a 38 humpback on display from a furniture company… this would be beautiful restored as you don’t see a lot of older dodges at shows… specially in panel delivery style

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  2. Avatar photo Michael Jacobs

    Would be a cool project..all of these panel trucks are becoming very rare..Hemmings,the Bible has a 1936 Dodge and some Fords…

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  3. Avatar photo DENIS

    I love the truck, but it’s a helluva project and you better be able to do it yourself…the cost at a resto shop would be mind-boggling…

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  4. Avatar photo Howard A Member

    Surely don’t see these too often. I think it’s amazing the enameled Dodge badge is still intact, and not on somebody’s wall, as decoration. And the Dodge tail light too. Pretty rough, but totally fixable, and obviously, the owner knows it’s rare. What a great find. As a side note, being an avid Hemmings follower, the trucks pictured in Michael’s post, are from the collection of the late Terry Ehrich, who was Hemmings publisher for many years. They have fallen into disrepair, of sorts, and currently, I believe, only the Chevy ( on the end) is the only one driveable, and the others had mechanical parts “borrowed” for other vehicles, but still very presentable. Going to take deep pockets to fix this one, but absolutely worth it.

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    • Avatar photo geomechs Member

      Hi Howard. I too, think this is a worthwhile project; the humpback is a rare beast. I’d almost be tempted to sell one of my current projects to take this one on. But… I wasn’t aware that the Hemmings panels weren’t still at Hemmings. Guess I’d better pay closer attention…

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  5. Avatar photo DENIS

    I love this site-at some point you asked for a membership fee to keep it going…would you repeat that post? Thanks…

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  6. Avatar photo Jim Ward

    I don’t know about the Dodge but how about the Chevy in the back ground. Think that would be a easier project.

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  7. Avatar photo Nick Longacre

    Have you ever seen a late model 1/2 ton Dodge pickup Duel head lights, bucket seats
    w/console, 426 hemi, push button hydrometric transmission. (left side of dash)
    W/ 3/4 ton rear end.
    My Dad bought one off a friend around 68 if memory serves. Mom sold it to 17 year old that raped it around a tree.

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