The Dodge Custom (not to be confused with the Custom Royal) was a large-size passenger car built by the Detroit-based Dodge company from 1940 to 1942, and then again from 1946 to 1948. It was offered under the designation D19 Series from 1940 to 1941, D22 Series from 1941 to 1942, and D24C Series from 1946 to 1948. The Custom, along with the Deluxe, replaced the Luxury Liner, and was eventually succeeded by the Coronet.
D19 Series (September 1940-September 1941)
Just like its sister model, the Deluxe, the Custom was first sold during the 1941 model year, even though it was in production since 1940. It was equipped with a 3569cc six-cylinder engine that generation 91 bhp (67 kW) of output at 3800 rpm. A short-chassis vehicle with a wheelbase of 3035 mm was offered as a two-door club coupe with six seats, a two-door convertible, a two-door brougham (sedan), and a four-door sedan. A "long" vehicle with a 3493 mm wheelbase was also offered as a four-door limousine with seven seats.
D22 Series (September 1941-January 1942)
During the 1942 model year, the Custom, as well as the Deluxe, became fitted with a more powerful engine with 3772cc displacement that was capable of delivering 105 bhp (77 kW) at 3600 rpm. Additionally, the front of the vehicle was changed, and now featured a grille consisting of seven horizontal chrome bars that stretched between the headlamps.
D24C Series (September 1946-December 1948)
The Custom and Deluxe were the first Dodge vehicles to be built after World War II ended. It was stylistically very similar to the previous D22 model, but its grille now featured a chrome grid pattern, as opposed to the previous grille with horizontal bars. The 3.8 litre engine now delivered only 102 bhp (75 kW) and both the two-door brougham and the limousine were no longer available. The D24C Series was eventually replaced by the Coronet in 1948.