Essex-winner of many races

February 14th, 2011

1928 Essex 4 Door Sedan © 2011

This is a 1928 model Essex, but my story is about a 1929 model 4 door sedan, tu-tone blue; light blue-major color trimmed in dark blue with a dark blue velour interior. It was owned by an uncle and with only a few miles on it, the motor went south for whatever reason and it was stored in my grandmother’s garage just collecting dust for over 12 years before being hauled off to a junk yard in 1944. I asked my uncle why he didn’t take care of the motor and get some good out of the car and was told it was impossible to get parts for it. I remember riding in it one time with my uncle, aunt and cousin on a cold winter night! One of the features of 1928 and 1929 models was louvres in front of the radiator that could be opened or closed to force the engine to run hotter or colder. The car in this picture was owned by a resident of Helena, Montana. He ran an ad in some car publication and someone on the East Coast bought it and had it transported to his East Coast home.