In 1936, the first five Baseball Hall of Fame members were inducted, the fourth winter Olympic games were held in Germany, Gone With the Wind was published, and the Dodge company rolled the beautiful, fat-fendered 1936 Dodge Business Coupe off the production line.
1936 Dodge Six Series D2 Business Coupe
By Laure Justice
If you’ve ever enjoyed an old black and white gangster movie or a Keystone Cops comedy, you’ve most likely seen actors standing on the running boards and maybe even hanging onto the car’s heavy, rounded fenders – and looking at the 1936 Dodge Six Series D2 business coupe, it’s pretty easy to see how that was possible.
This car has the kind of look that’s the stuff legends (film legends) and American classics are made of, and it makes them just plain to look at, ride in, and enjoy.
Features of the ’36 Dodge Business Coupe
The ’36 business coupe featured a windshield that tilted out at the bottom (you can see how it opened in the picture) to let the air flow through the car’s interior to cool off the driver and passengers on hot days.
These cars had rear wheel drive, 4-ply tires mounted on steel spoke rims and an external rear-mounted spare.
A single downdraft Stromberg carb powered these 6-cylinder Dodges while a centrifugal water pump and cellular radiator provided cooling power throughout the engine compartment.
A Few Last Specs on the 1936 Dodge Business Coupe
The gas tank held 15 gallons of fuel and the engine block held 5 quarts of oil.
The tire size was needed for this car was 6X16.
A total of 15 quarts of coolant were required to fill the cooling system, and the cars had a 7 digit serial number which was mounted on the right front door hinge pillar.