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Pick of the Day: 1937 Dodge donated to benefit charity

Car’s sale will support the Wings of Hope medical flights and disaster relief work


The Pick of the Day on ClassicCars.com is a 1937 Dodge sedan that is being sold to support the Wings of Hope, a St. Louis-based non-profit that flies relief missions to help disaster victims and others in need.

The Dodge was donated to Wings of Hope after 34 years of single-family ownership, according to the advertisement. 

“Their father had purchased the Dodge in 1987 and lovingly performed a body-off-frame restoration that was completed in 2001,” the advertisement reports. 

“It has been driven less than 500 miles since then.  In the last few years, the family hasn’t taken it on any road trips, but has been faithful in keeping the battery charged and running it around their subdivision, every 2 weeks.”

The ad notes that the car was done in 1996 in a dark blue-green color called “Gyro Blue metallic,” and has a tan mohair fabric interior done in 2000. The interior had front and rear bench seats and is trimmed is dark wood. The rear seating area has a privacy shade for the rear window and a reading lamp.

The car features a windshield that tilts outward from the bottom to bring air into the interior. 

Power comes from a Dodge D5 flathead 6-cylinder engine linked to a 3-speed manual transmission.

The car comes with three “large boxes” of spare parts, the advertisement notes.

According to the ad, “Wings of Hope is the largest humanitarian aviation charity in the world and staffed primarily by volunteers.  Purchasing this vintage car will support Wings of Hopes’ mission of changing and saving lives through the power of aviation.  

“In the US, Wings of Hope provides medical air transport services – free of charge – to individuals who need specialized medical care.  Our organization also provides similar support to poor communities in Africa, Asia and Central and South America.”

PS: You might remember the 1960s television series The Flying Nun. Wings of Hope traces its history to the late 1959s when a pilot for Pacific Northern Airlines helped Catholic missionaries take relief supplies to a flooded area in northwest Kenya. Before long, at least two nuns starting flying relief aircraft as well, and became known as The Flying Nun and Sister Bird.

The car is offered for $23,000. To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. My dad owned a 39 Dodge passenger car with jump seats between the back seat and the front seat. I believe it was called a 7 passenger sedan, but we had three in the front seat three in the back seat and two on the jump seats making 8 people but sometimes there were even more. It was black with grey mohair interior. The heater was under the dash on the passenger side so it was always to hot for my mom but the rest of the car was cold in winter months. After changing engines a few times the car was finally put to rest on the family farm sometime in the mid 50’s.
    God bless America


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