How does the 1928 Dodge drive and handle you wonder? Like you wouldn't believe.
At idle, the Dodge's completely rebuilt six cylinder engine is as quiet as a brand new car. It makes all the correct noises when the throttle is feathered, and while shifting down it'll responds beautifully with a few extra decibels of noise from it's single exhaust pipe. It handles as graceful as a Land Rover, which isn't graceful at all but very very respectable for a pre War era automobile. And it shifts like a Smart car. Which again, isn't very smooth, but impressive for a 83 year old car. Double clutching is necessary, and nimble legs are required, since the Dodge does not offer much in the way of steering wheel adjustments. The brakes worked well, although an experienced classic car driver knows to never trust the brakes. The peach of an engine 6 cylinder failed to overheat at highway speeds or even while climbing steep suburban streets. What baffled me the most was that the engine felt as powerful as any other entry level sedan on the market today. Needless to say I spent the entire ride with my jaw to the ground and my eyes dangling out of my head at the disbelief of how this little old Dodge was keeping it's own in traffic. Astonishing.
A couple of neat features include a radiator mounted emblem which doubles as an engine temperature gauge for the driver. And rear brake lights which illuminate the letters 'STOP' in red as you hit the brakes.