In 1949, Dodge introduced the Wayfarer as their first new mid-size offering, breaking away from the sales of slightly refreshed pre-war models. This new model came in three distinct body styles: a two-door business Coupe, a two-door Sedan, and a sporting Roadster variant.
While sharing a resemblance in body design with its Chrysler corporate counterparts, the Wayfarer featured a shorter wheelbase. It boasted improved engineering compared to previous models, although its pricing remained affordable for the working class.
The Wayfarer achieved a satisfactory level of success, with the production of 49,000 Sedans, approximately 9,000 Coupes, and 5,420 Roadsters in its inaugural year.