This 34 Dodge may well be the last excellent original example left in the entire country. If these cars made it through World War II, they were most likely torn up into hot rods by kids in the 40’s and 50’s. The 34 Dodge coupe made a ideal hotrod with its low cut windshield and and five window cabin. It had a longer front clip than a Ford and therefore could accommodate a large V8 engine. This example was traded to a Dodge dealer in Tacoma in the mid 70’s by the original owners son. At that time it had approximately 26,xxx miles from new.
The Dodge dealer put the car in his collection after treating the car to paint and upholstery in the original correct fabric. Everything else about the car is excellent original. The Dodge cost around $700 when new while the Fords were half of that. As a result the 34 Dodge Coupe only found 5000 buyers when new. In the agrarian economy of the 1930’s, the poor farmers drove Fords while the more successful farmers had Dodges.