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1938 Dodge RE31 Truck

Sale price: $7,600.00 make an offer

Car location: Morgantown, Pennsylvania, United States

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Year:
1938
Number of Doors:
2
Mileage:
62131
Engine:
241 CUI
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1938 Dodge RE31 Truck for sale

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1938 Dodge RE31 Truck

Stock1357VIN8278577Miles62,131Engine Size241 CUITransmission Type4 Speed Primary 2 Speed AuxDrivetrainRWDExterior ColorBlue and WhiteInterior ColorGray
Description

1938 Dodge RE31 Truck and Tanker

In 1928 the Dodge Brothers acquired a truck line from the Graham Brothers who had been using Dodge engines in their commercial vehicles since 1921. By 1930 a mere two years later, they had America's 4th largest selling truck, and found their corner of the market.

This tractor with tanker trailer, is a very nicely restored example of an early commercial vehicle, that was 5 years in the making being completed in 1993. It has some rare options that were just becoming available in 1938 with technology and engineering advances. Primitive by today's standards, in the day this was the latest and greatest.

Exterior
Sprayed in mostly white, we can see strategically placed blue panels on the top of the hood, and rear dual wheel fenders on the tractor, and side panels on the tanker. All paint is very nicely done and covers very straight panels. With its white rounded front fenders with forward and rear facing turn signals, and bullet style headlights nestled into the fender near the front clip, it has the old school styling which was about to get more art deco in the 1939 models. Also noted are the telescoping small round mirrors which have a lot to be desired when trying to navigate this truck in reverse! Bringing up the rear is a 1932 Kingham Quaker City 4 tanker trailer that has also been meticulously restored and can hold approximately 1,250 gallons in its 4 separate tank bays. These are topped with red painted 2 handled screw caps, and a hose and pump setup is in the rear of the trailer. The truck is sporting red steel wheels, and the trailer has silver outside with red inside dual steel wheels.

Interior
Extreme utilitarian would best describe the interior, with just the basics. From simple snap on vinyl with white stitching door panels, to the smooth plain gray bench seat, rubber floors, 2 shift levers, a simple painted dash with a mere 2 large circular gauges imbedded. The beautifully restored original steering wheel with turn signals and air brake gauges labeled Bendix are mounted on the column and front the dash. Looking upward, a new headliner is tight and clean, and some venting can be seen at the top of the windshield. Noted no heater, so it would be a cold delivery route in the winter!

Drivetrain
Equipped with a rare 4-speed primary, and a 2-speed auxiliary duplex-type transmission, this truck is powered by a 241ci L head 6-cylinder gas engine which produces 85hp. Also noted are air brakes which was also rare for 1938, and these bring you to a halt quickly. This all runs on a 6-volt electrical system.

Undercarriage
A glance underneath without the advantage of the lift, one can see just as much attention was paid here as the upside for this restoration. No rust, fully working air braking system, a heavy-duty driveshaft and large geared rear, transfers power to the dual rear tractor wheels. Air brakes have been installed on the trailer as well.

For a collector who wants something completely different, and certainly not seen every day, a vintage, beautifully restored example of early Dodge commercial trucking, in its simplest form. With styling cues from its cars, and from the front it looks very much like the Dodge sedans of the day, you just cannot go wrong with this investment.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

 

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Payment Options

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  • Loan Check
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  • Electronic Bank Wire Transfer
  • Cash (in person)

Vehicle Pickup & Shipping:
All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility unless otherwise documented in sales agreement.

Deposit:
Buyer must contact us within 24 hours of accepted offer, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of listings end to secure the vehicle.


Payment of Balance Due:
The remainder is due (plus applicable fees and taxes) within 7 days. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle or sell it otherwise. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery of the vehicle.

Additional Fees and Taxes:
All Pennsylvania residents must pay applicable state and local tax, title and license fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for their own state taxes and fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.

Shipping:
The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges unless otherwise documented on the sales agreement.  We will assist the buyer with finding a shipping company. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after leaving our premises. If the vehicle is going to be shipped, full payment must be received before the vehicle is delivered to the shipping company.

Buyer's Inspection:
Every effort has been made to accurately and fairly describe this vehicle to you.  Classic Auto Mall, Inc. has tried to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction.  Please be advised that used vehicles will have typical scratches and dings inherent for their year and mechanical parts are subject to fail. Classic Auto Mall, Inc. welcomes and recommends a buyer's inspection.  If you plan to have a buyer's inspection, please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending.  Buyer is responsible for any inspection charges and fees.

Warranty:
Unless otherwise stated in the vehicle description, this vehicle is being sold "as is".  No representations or warranties are made by seller, nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids.

Notice to Bidders:
We reserve the right to cancel all bids and end the auction early should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. NOTE: All of our eBay inventory is available for sale at our dealership. We will end auctions early should a vehicle be sold at the dealership..

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Non-Paying Bidder:
If the deposit is not received within 48 hours of the close of auction or if the balance is not paid in full within 7 days following the close of auction, we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle or sell the vehicle to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer.

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