John and Horace Dodge owned a machine engineering plant that made motorcycles and gearboxes for Ford and Oldsmobile. In 1913, they started building a car of their own and in 1914 the first finished product left the small factory in Hamtramck. In a number of respects this first car was way ahead of its time. During 1915, the first full year of production, a total in excess of 45,000 Dodges were sold. The car was and remains a great success. In 1920, sales rocketed to 141,000 vehicles. Unfortunately, the Dodge brothers did not survive to experience this pleasant state of affairs, both succumbing to Spanish flu and dying in quick succession in 1920.
Three years later, on 31 July 1928, Walter P. Chrysler took over the factories for an estimated $170 million. In 1930, the cars were sold for the first time under the name 'Dodge' rather than 'Dodge Brothers'.
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1964 DODGE POLARA FULLY RESTORED WITH 727 PUSHBUTTON TRANSMISSION. White exterior with red interior. This Polara underwent a full nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. Stage 2 426 max wedge engine with new pistons and rods. Engine features stage 3 heads bored .30 over with correct carbs and cross ram intake and exhaust manifold. Bottle cap wheels with radial tires installed. Inside showed a red lea