‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ 1919 Dodge touring to cross auction block May 24

‘It’s a Wonderful Dodge’ to be auctioned by VanDerBrink Auctions at

Murdo in May sale

One of the most beloved Christmastime films of all is probably “It’s a Wonderful Life” from 1946. The Internet Movie Database summarizes the film by stating, “An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.” Stars of the film include¬† a Duesenberg town car and a Dodge touring, both of which survive today (as well as Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, none of whom survive any longer). The Duesenberg was last known to be in a private California collection, and the 1919 Dodge Brothers touring has been publicly displayed at the Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo, S.D., for many years, but that’s about to change.

The 1919 Dodge Brothers touring and Jimmy Stewart's character, George Bailey, during happier moments in 'It's a Wonderful Life.'

The 1919 Dodge Brothers touring and Jimmy Stewart’s character, George Bailey, during happier moments in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’

 

The 1919 Dodge Brothers Touring as it appears today.

The 1919 Dodge Brothers Touring as it appears today.

Bidders of the VanDerBrink Auctions Murdo in May sale will be able to bid on the Dodge Brothers touring that played a pivotal role in “It’s a Wonderful life” when Stewart’s character, George Bailey, crashed the car during a string of events that ultimately led to him contemplating his existence. Given the film’s importance in American pop culture, expect this touring to dodge past average the average value of a similar Dodge touring, which is about $11,000 (No. 3 condition) to $25,500 (No. 1 condition).

Go to VanDerBrinkauctions.com here.

Plan a stop in Murdo, S.D., while touring this summer at PioneerAutoShow.com

 

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