By Dana Vinson
For this edition of Throwback Thursday, we’ve dug up an impressive baby blue 1939 Dodge Luxury Liner. A favorite among Dodge enthusiasts today, the Luxury Liner was released to celebrate Dodge’s 25th anniversary in 1939.
The Luxury Liner featured a 117” wheelbase, weighed a hefty 3,045 pounds, and boasted 87 horsepower from a 3-speed manual transmission. Dodge’s marketing team also bragged about the brand new Safety Signal, which was a light on the dash that would glow red when going over 50 mph. If such a feature was instituted today, we might have to up that limit just a bit.
80,169 Luxury Liners were produced, and they each had a base price of $905 (that’s about $15,115 in 2013 dollars). Doesn’t seem like a lot, but when you consider the average income in 1939 was only $1,729 per year, purchasing a Luxury Liner would have been quite the luxury indeed. Luckily, this original flat six can be yours for a good trade.