The Dodge Standard (or Dodge 140/141 Series), and later Dodge J Series, was a mid-size passenger car presented in 1928 by the Dodge Brothers in Detroit. After Dodge's merger with Chrysler in 1928, the car was built for another year. During mid-1934, the Standard reemerged as the DRXX Series, which was only offered until November of that year.
Standard Series 140/141 (March 1928-July 1928)
The Standard Series 140/141 was produced from March to July 1928. It was fitted with a 3408cc six-cylinder side-valve inline engine capable of delivering 58 bhp (42.6 kW) of output at 3000 rpm. The Standard was the simplest model built by Dodge at the time, and was concurrent with the large-size Senior and mid-size Victory. As with its sister models, engine power was transmitted from a single dry clutch to a three-speed transmission, and from there to the rear wheels. Hydraulic brakes on all four wheels was standard. The chassis had a wheelbase of 2794 mm. The Standard was offered as a four-door touring car, four-door sedan (in standard and deluxe variants), two-door coupe with two seats, and a two-door sports convertible.
J Series (July 1928-January 1929)
By mid-1928, the Standard was renamed without major changes. Also, the range of bodies was unchanged, and was still available in all styles offered for the Series 140/141.
Standard DRXX Series (June 1934-November 1934)
The Standard reappeared in June 1934 as the DRXX Series. Like its sister models, the Special Series DS and Deluxe Series DR, it was equipped with a 3569cc six-cylinder side-valve inline engine capable of generating 82 bhp (60.3 kW) at 3600 rpm. The single plate dry clutch, three-speed transmission, and rear-wheel drive of the initial series was retained, and the wheelbase of the chassis was now increased to 2972 mm. The vehicle was offered as a two-door sedan, four-door sedan, two-door coupe with two or four seats, and a two-door convertible with two or four seats. As was customary, chassis with mechanical components and special bodies were offered by a few prominent coachbuilding companies.
The DRXX Series was replaced by the Dodge New Value in January 1935.