Posted 25 February 2011 - 10:42 AM
I've attached a copy of the photo, which shows my grandfather with some friends on a road rally in northern Minnesota. I also posted the photo on my blog a while back, at Photo – St. Paul to Canada Road Rally, 1920s Sean on Family History
Can you guys take a look at the photo and confirm whether this is a Dodge? Also maybe take a guess as to the year?
Posted 25 February 2011 - 11:18 AM
Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:42 PM
Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:55 PM
Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:13 PM
Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:43 PM
It is definitely a Dodge (distinct contour of fenders, location of headlight in relation to front fender, characteristic rear spring, etc.). However, I am not an expert on Dodges but I do believe it is a 1922 or 1923 for the following reasons:
1) I believe that Dodge tourings and roadsters did not have exterior door handles until 1922 (let me know if this is incorrect). Exterior door handles can be seen in the photo which makes the car at least a 1922.
2) The car has a 1923 Minnesota license plate which means the car cannot be newer than 1923.
The rectangular window in the rear curtain of the top is correct for 1922 and 1923 Dodges.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 10:13 PM
Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:35 AM
I believe it is an illusion caused by dirt/dust and lighting.
If you look at the Dodge photos below, even with shiny paint the lighting causes some of the the fenders appear to have a bead at the lip (especially the coupe photo) even though Dodge fenders during those years did not have a bead.
Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:49 AM
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