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1925 Type A and Type B sedans


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One of the few differences is the exterior visor. I believe that the Tybe A has a visor with a separate bracket on each side. The Type B has a visor that is folded down at the edges and those edges act as the side brackets. It is just a guess....

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Interesting.......I THOUGHT mine is a B but it has the visor brackets as shown in the photo at the left.

I saved a photo I found of my car, as found, still retaining those brackets.

Like I said, it is a guess on my part simply because the books i have show it the way i have stated. Some things in some books have been known to be wrong. I am more learned about the later DB cars.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Type B is a Business Sedan. They had leather seats, Type A had cloth. Type B had quickly removable rear seat and side panels so the Business Man could haul more Fuller Brushes and Samsonite suitcases. B front seat hinges forward as a complete unit. Made getting that stuff in and out easier. Front seat frame was fixed on type A and had removable lower front seat cushion. Type B had a "Business Sedan" little plaque above the windshield inside at center.

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I was told mine is a Model B due to the nickel plated radiator/cowl lights. My front seat tilts forward and my rear seat is removable (I know this because IT'S MISSING!! - searching my WTB for a rear seat). Seats are cloth. Visor is as shown on photo. Also, I have not seen one with the same front bumper as mine.

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Here are three details on my '25 DB Type B (as far as I know anyway).

It seems there are some variances regarding how the bell housing is supported to the frame.

Some say a '25 should be inside the frame but mine rests in a bracket on the frame making engine removable much easier so.......  :huh:

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Did the dealer offer items like these or do you think it was purchased by the 1st owner? I hate to think it was put on relatively recently.

The owner could have done it. Who will ever know for sure?

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I'm dragging up this old thread because I finally SAW evidence of some the differences between the A and B Dodge Brothers Sedans....... :)

I'm guessing the B means Business Sedan as I've not seen anything contradictory to my guess....... :huh:

One thing not cleared up is did all Type B's come with wood spoke wheels and all Type A's come with disc wheels?

Anyway I was happy to have found these two ads on ebay only a few listings apart.

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No, wheel types were optional. Specials had the plated radiator shells and cowl lights, etc as standard but they were available as options on the lesser priced models. B was Business model. And cowl lights on Specials or Sports were standard on some years, not all. Confused yet? We could go on for years! So many variables. Oh yeah, did you notice both those in the ads had the same visor? That changed with year models, not standard or Special.

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