1917 Dodge Brothers Roadster For Sale - £16,950

The Dodge Brothers of Detroit, John and Horace, played a pivotal role in motoring history, by initially supplying engines to the Olds Motor Works, and then working with Henry Ford to supply virtually every component of his early motor vehicles, apart from the glass and tyres, before launching their own brand of motor cars in 1914.

This 1917 Dodge Brothers Roadster has the tried and tested four cylinder "Monobloc ' engine of 98mm bore and 114mm stroke giving a capacity of 3439.6cc and an R.A.C power output of 23.8HP.
Fitted with a three speed gearbox,once in top gear it will cruise comfortably at 45mph or cope with town traffic at 5mphthe torque produced by the engine makes light work of all but the very steepest hills.The car is robustly constructed,simple to maintain and easy to start (with an autostart fitted )and drive .
This particular vehicle was imported into the UK some years ago by a Sussex based stalwart of the Veteran Car club ,who ensured it was always maintained in top condition ,much of the work completed by NP Veteran Engineering and always ready for the road.
The current owner has continued with the same approach:the quiet running of the engine and back axle,the smooth gear change and the immediate start on the turn of the key all attest to the general high standard of this example.
The hood is in perfect condition and easy to erect and all the electrical items work perfectly.

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