An American Institution: Dodge Trucks Through The Years

Chrysler Acquired Dodge Brothers

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In 1928, the Chrysler Corporation acquired Dodge Brothers, gaining Dodge automobiles as well as Graham-built trucks. Between 1928 and 1930, heavy-duty trucks were still badged as Graham trucks, meanwhile, the lighter trucks were badged as Dodge Brothers trucks. All Graham Brothers trucks became Dodge trucks by 1930.

As previously mentioned, the three Graham brothers left Dodge in 1928, having acquired Paige Motor Company just a year prior to their leave. They sold 77,000 cars in 1929, though the company went bankrupt in 1931 following the stock market crash in October 1929.