Dodge Deluxe DR Coupe

When Dodge introduced the Deluxe DR Series in 1934, bodies were completely restyled with a handsome new look that was both stylish and aerodynamic. Starting at the front, the DR featured a new streamlined V-type radiator that set the stylistic tone for the rest of the car, along with the fashionably raked windshield. The hood received three horizontal louvers, with lengths following the upper portion of the front fenders, while a pair of chrome-plated, bullet-shaped headlamps completed the bold frontal styling.

The cars also benefited from robust and advanced engineering, with features including hydraulic brakes, a new independent front suspension, a six-cylinder engine, a strong X-member frame and much more. Priced from $665 when new, the five-model DR Deluxe Series offered a surprisingly good value and never failed to turn heads wherever it went. Yet, with total DR-Series production of nearly 78,300 units, only the five-passenger sedan was a relatively common sight on America’s streets. Just 5,323 examples of the dashing 2/4-Passenger Coupe were produced, with surviving examples being quite rare today.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.

82 bhp, 217.8 cu. in. L-head inline six-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and semi-floating rear axle with front and rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 117"

Source: RM Auctions

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