Immaculate ain’t it?

March 30th, 2011

1930 Chevrolet roadster©

In 1930 this beautiful auto could be purchased at a base price of $515.00. There was a more inexpensive model priced at $495.00, but it did not include a rumble seat. Not surprisingly 27,561 purchasers went for the rumble as opposed to 5,684 for the non rumble, which proves the point, if you are going to go-go first class!! From the inception of Chevy, 72% of them were still in use in 1930. Sometime in the 1930’s, Chevy produced it’s 7 millionth vehicle!! Lot’s of Chevys running around the country!!

Sporty Auto

March 2nd, 2011

1930 Chevrolet Sport Coupe ©

While attending an antique car show in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho several years ago, I saw this car and it dawned on me that this body style car is the logo car of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America. I’ve always thought the club could not have picked a cuter car for the logo. When new, the base price of this car was $615.00 and it came standard with wire wheels, rumble seat and a roll down rear window so those in the front seat could communicate with the folks enjoying thre rumble. I have been noting as I go along writing the copy for my pictures how the horsepower of the Stove Bolt Six engine increased over the years due to refinements made by Chevrolet. When the engine was first introduced in 1929 the horsepower rating was 46 and the rating in 1930 had risen to 50. I personally never did like the looks of the 1929 dashboard cluster and was glad it was refined for the 1930’s. One of the best refinements shown on the new 1930 cluster was a gas guage. In order to check how much gas was in the tank in 1929, it was necessary to go to the right rear of the car body and there was the guage! Not too handy especially on a cold winter night!!

A Chevy to remember

February 14th, 2011

1930 Chevrolet 4 Door Sedan © 2011

This model car was a work horse deluxe. My Dad bought a new 1930 that I recall very vividly. When purchased, it was a tutone with the main color being burgundy and trimed in black-really a sharp looker!! Late one night , Dad was real tired about 2 oclock in the AM and enroute from Waynoka, Oklahoma to Enid, Oklahoma, he mistakenly turned left on a railroad crossing that he thought was a county road and rolled the car down an embankment which through the body out of kilter!! A body man did the best he could, and painted the car solid black which Dad drove many miles until he could afford a new one in 1935 at which time, he bought a new 1935 Chevy. I recall that while Dad and I were in downtown Waynoka he made a u turn and the right front door swung open throwing me out and up against a curb. I was 3 years old and it scared the dickens out of me! Another time, my Mom was driving in Enid and when parking, hit a curb too hard and through me through the windshield. I was given a scar on my right temple which I carry today!!