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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1969 dodge dart condition: excellent cylinders: 8 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas paint color: orange size: mid-size title status: clean transmission: automatic type: coupe Original California Body, Very nice body and paint. Show quality! Stroked 408 DSI Pro Charger, 850 blow thur carb. Meth injection kit in the trunk. 654 H.P. I have the Dyno sheet. 727 Auto, with a Lenny's U
Rotisserie restored to high end show condition. Real Demon, born Plum Crazy Purple. Has a binder full of restoration documentation original fender tag and build sheet. EXTERIOR: $20,000 receipt for the body and paint. It was flipped upside down and the entire car was painted a slick, glossy Purple. It is a genuine FC7 Plum Crazy car but the finish never looked this good in 1971. Body