After WW2 many car manufacturers developed “budget model options” like this 1949 Dodge Wayfarer so people could buy a new car without having to rob the bank.
Dodge was one of these and many cost cutting measures were introduced in the Wayfarer.
The Wayfarer arrived with three different body styles: a Two-Door Sedan, a Coupe like this one, and the Two-Door Roadster Convertible. Due to demand the Roadster specificsations were upgraded and renamed the Sportabout.
The total Wayfarer production for 1949 was 63,816, which was 25% of Dodge’s total production for that year with the sedan being the most popular of the 3 models.
When the Wayfarer production ceased in 1952 a total of 217,623 had been made and while there are still Wayfarers around today this classic didn’t generate the same collector desirability as other models did.
This 1949 Dodge Wayfarer has been modified, with modern brakes,steering and engine, it is now a very driveable classic custom car.