It's long, cool and oh, so stylish! This 1937 Dodge D5 boasts an impressive level of originality and yet it runs with an assuredness that's pretty hard come by in cars of its era, so it's not just a novelty relegated to a garage or display turntable, but is very road-ready. Nicely restored and clean both inside and out, it represents a class of old school MoPars that have become scarce over the years, so if you prize uniqueness in your classics, this is definitely one to take a close look at.
A distinctive tan and brown color combo is draped over the exterior - it's about as reminiscent of vintage aesthetics as any you'll find, and the paint on display is in fine form - it's got a nice, even texture and a comprehensive detailing will amplify its already evident shine. This '37 has had the good fortune to come through the decades still in full possession of its factory configuration, with no bells or whistles attached along the way to diminish its authenticity. The striking combination of color scheme and precisely painted wheels really provides an unbeatable profile view. Chrome exterior fittings were a cornerstone styling cue during its era and every piece on board here, from the freshened front grille that gives way to accenting on the sides of the hood and long stretches of trim down the sides, back to the sculpted hinges on the deck lid, is in good shape. Even the rubber coating the running boards has been well looked after.
There's plenty to like inside the doors of this singular vintage ride as well. This car has gone through an extensive restoration and remains in strong condition, with minimal wear on the brown cloth surfaces of its two rows of bench seating and a pair of door panels, headliner and carpeting that are quite clean. Smooth brown steel coats the dash area, with clear, functional gauges in place inside the multi-function instrument cluster display and an array of control knobs and switches that are securely in place - even the glove box door closes as flush as you'd expect from a modern automobile. This '37 features one seriously spacious cabin - your backseat passengers could likely straighten their legs and still not touch the front row of seating. Raise the deck lid in back and you'll see the storage area is just as solid as everything else on this Dodge, with spot free gray carpet lining its shelves and plenty of room inside.
Beneath the lengthy hood, everything remains in period-correct configuration and is in good running form. The 217 cubic inch flathead inline 6 at the center of a well-maintained engine compartment still wears its original head and is fed by a factory-style 2 barrel carb sitting underneath its compact black air cleaner. New wiring has been installed to increase dependability - again, despite this Dodge's museum-worthy appearance, it's very much a driver. The engine pairs with a 3-speed manual transmission that's navigated by a lengthy floor shifter curved to position it within easy reach of the driver and runs through the gears surprisingly smoothly. A tap on the accelerator pedal yields a rich note courtesy of the added aftermarket exhaust. A set of meticulously painted 16” wheels wrapped with 6.00-16 whitewall tires add just the right finishing touch to this appealing classic.
A great combination of magnetic vintage curb appeal and solid running condition puts this 1937 Dodge D5 in rare company. Call today!