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George Bailey’s original 1919 Dodge arrives in Seneca Falls

The original 1919 Dodge Brothers automobile that was made famous as George Bailey’s car in the Frank Capra holiday Classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life” arrived in Seneca Falls, NY on Wednesday as part of the town’s It’s A Wonderful Life Festival which runs through Sunday.

Three of the actors who portrayed the Bailey kids (Pete, Janie & ZuZu) in the classic holiday movie pose with the famous auto.

The fully restored antique auto is currently on display at James Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram on Route 414 near the NYS Thruway exit north of Seneca Falls.

A fundraising campaign is underway to attempt to purchase the classic car to permanently house at the It’s A Wonderful Life Museum in downtown Seneca Falls.

The 1919 Dodge is currently owned by Keith and Marilyn Smith of Colorado.

For the full listing of events in Seneca Falls this weekend, visit

Photos by Christopher Curran, James Auto Group.