1946-1949 Dodge Custom Convertible

The 1946-1949 Dodge Custom Convertible was the postwar continuation of the Dietrich-styled bodywork. It lasted through the spring of 1949, at which point Dodge's restyled "second series" 1949s appeared, along with its Chrysler Corporation companion lines.

The Dodge Custom Convertible remained unchanged mechanically and bodily in these years. A mild facelift of the 1942 styling featured an eggcrate grille (slightly heavy on the chrome) incorporating square parking lights.

Pluses of the 1946-1949 Dodge Custom Convertible:

  • Priced lower than prewar counterparts (higher production)
  • Open-air fun

Minuses of the 1946-1949 Dodge Custom Convertible:

  • Very ordinary by any standard

Production of the 1946-1949 Dodge Custom Convertible:
9,500

Specifications of the 1946-1949 Dodge Custom Convertible:
Wheelbase, inches: 119.5
Length, inches:
204.6
Weight, pounds: 3,461

Price, new
: $1,649-$2,189 (U.S.)

Engines for the 1946-1949 Dodge Custom Convertible:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
sv I-6
230.2 cid
102
1946-1949

Want more information about collectible cars? See: