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My father's Dodge 1937

My father Evert's Dodge Senior de Luxe four door Touring Sedan 1937


My father had this Dodge in the middle of the 1950s. He told me that when he bought the car 1954 the engine came in sugar boxes beside. The engine was a flat head six inline, about 85 horsepower. This was his first car and he was enthusiastic and spend a lot of time on it. He had to do a lot of repair of the car. My sister has told me how he painted the car dark blue with a vacuum cleaner. My mom told me how big it was, when doing picnics they placed the box with foods on the floor at the backseat. My family did at least one longer trip with this car, down to Copenhagen 1957. It's more than 1400 km back and forth.

Evert's Dodge 1937

I only have two photos of this car, this one above I got from my aunt. I don't have any own memories of this car, I was born one year after he sold it.

I have found two of these Dodges over the years, but no of them where my fathers. Now I have ordered from the traffic register information of all the Dodge 1937 that still exist today and if I'm lucky I will find my father's old Dodge. I have always thought that his Dodge must have been scrapped.

Here on the Wikipedia page you can read more about Dodge:

I really like this car, the stand alone head lights, the windshield wipers above the window and other thing as well. Maybe as you already have read that I also had an old Dodge, a 1959.


Dodge 1937 Sedan

Before I was born my family had this car and on a travel 1957 they were interviewed by a newspaper.

My families memories of my father's Dodge 1937, Lars Karlsson


From a car meeting 2018:

Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

On a car meeting 2018 I found this, a blue Dodge 1937, could it my father's old car?


Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

I looked for the owner and found him, we talked about the car and checked the chassis number. Later when I compared the chassis numbers, it wasn't the same. But now I got eager to know, is my father's Dodge still out there somewhere?


Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

It wasn't the correct chassis number but anyway it was really exiting to see the car. See the backwards opening doors, kidnappingdoors.


Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

The sign tells that the car is assembled by Philipsons in Sweden. It was common that cars was imported in parts because of the customs fees these years.


Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

The hood is divided in two parts and side flips.


Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

The interior is restored much as it was when new.


Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

No rear and front bumbers to keep the clean lines.


Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

The engine, slant six. My father's engine came aside in sugar boxes.


Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

What a luck to find this car and meet the owner too.


From a car meeting 2006:

Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

Long time ago when I was on my way to car meeting I found this car on a parking lot. In that time I didn't know very much about my father's Dodge, but it looked familiar.


Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

The head lights had the same look.


Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

The doors look to be the same.


Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

Also this Dodge was sold by Philipsons and maybe assembled in Sweden.


Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

Impressive design. I looked for the owner of the car but couldn't find him.


Dodge 1937 Sedan four door

Later I understand it was the same model and year as my father's Dodge, but it had the wrong chassis number.

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