Stored 58 Years: 1928 Dodge Standard 6 Deluxe

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This Dodge is listed on eBay in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania for $5,400 or best offer. It runs and the transmission works. The car has been stored since 1958, but it seems to have been prepared for storage before it was put away. The gas tank and radiator were drained, fresh oil added and the cylinders were lubricated. There’s some rust but it is said to be solid. The seller has provided a very thorough description, pointing out areas of rust and damage.

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The interior is mostly complete, but raccoons made it their own for some time so the it will need to be redone.

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The engine runs. There are spare used parts included. The seller believes this indicates the engine and other components were rebuilt before it was stored.

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The top will need to be redone, as well as the interior and mechanicals.. This would make a great display for a museum just as it is. Perhaps this Dodge could be restored just to running and driving condition and left with its original patina. Like other prewar cars values have really gone down. This Dodge, in nice running condition, would only sell for about $15,000. An nice older restoration of a similar car sold on eBay for $6,800. There’s also a beautiful 1928 Dodge listed on eBay at a dealer with an asking price of  $22,995. I hope this complete, original Dodge is saved somehow as it is and not turned into a custom car.

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Comments

  1. grant

    Love it!!!! The old prewar stuff seems to be falling out of favor, but there are still some of us who dig the history and enjoy these. And I’m 41, not 81. It’s really too bad the critters tore up the inside. This should be preserved as is in a museum like David said, or better yet hopefully someone takes it on as a labor of love and restore it. I wouldn’t think a driver quality restoration would be beyond the skills of the average “car person” though idk if it would be a moneymaker. This car frustrates me. I’d love to have it but I’m not in a situation where I can play with cars again. Someone please save this.

  2. kevin

    wow. i hope someone give this car a good home

  3. DAN

    cool find

  4. Ken

    When I was five years old in 1958, our neighbor had one identical to this but in beautiful condition, and he would let me sit in the driver’s seat which I would do for hours at a time. It had a wooden steering wheel and a gray marble shift knob, and I would move those around while smelling the gray mohair upholstery and staring at that beautiful dash. Easy for me to pinpoint where and when my love of old cars began.

  5. Tara

    Yes please do not let anyone customise this car, there are plenty of worse condition ones in the wreckers yards.

  6. terry

    Saw one very similar to this year and condition about 15 years ago here in town. Guy was driving it in a parade. Haven’t seen it since but I’ll bet it’s still lurking nearby.

  7. Ron

    Usually all the wood is rotted..How is the wood in this car

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