Need Room?

April 13th, 2011

1953 Chevrolet 210 wagon©

You’ve got it!! In either 6 or 8 passenger versions. The 210 series offered both versions and the 150 series was 6 passenger only. The 6 passenger 210 outsold the 8 passenger by 2 to 1 in 1953. The writer can attest to the fact that the engines of the ’53’s were something else in that my Dad had a 210 4 door that had 265,000 miles on it when he traded it in after driving it 11 years and it never even had a ring job!!

It’s a Duesey

April 13th, 2011

1936 Duesenberg convertible©

Fred and August Duesenberg founded Duesenberg Motor Cars in 1913 and production continued until 1937. Unfortuneatey the brothers were not good businessmen and were forced to sell out to E. L. Cord in 1926, but Cord knew the importance of their name and carried it until the end. Cord also manufactured both Auburn and Cord automobiles. For a complete history of the Duesenberg, go to Duesenberg automobiles on the web. It is reallty comprehensive!

Enter the model B

April 13th, 2011

1932 Ford Model B roadster©

This year Ford introduced their new flathead V/8 engine packing a walloping 65 horsepower!! Both John Dillinger and Clyde Barrow of Bonnie and Clyde complimented Ford Motor Company on having an engine with terrific acceleration!! Only 8996 of these roadsters were produced in 1932, so it is no wonder they are in such demand today!

Cruisin Fever?

April 9th, 2011

1950 Chevrolet convertible©

This baby will give it to you!! Put that top down and go down the highway in the summer time!! It just has that zippy look doesn’t it? All us Chevy people know it was very difficult to distinguish a ’49 from a ’50 model. The only way I can tell is the hood ornament!! 1950 hailed the introduction of the 2 door hardtop for Chevy and one would think it would have hurt convertible sales as opposed to 1949, but surprisingly 418 more were sold in 1950 than 1949 in spite of the 2 door hardtop intro!! Must have been a warmer summer!!

Chevy’s Standard Model

April 9th, 2011

1935 Chevrolet Standard 4 door sedan©

Who would have thought it? Not me!! In my life, I have hardly ever seen a 1935 Standard model Chevrolet, but production figures show 42,049 of this 4door were produced. So, somebody, somewhere bought them, but I never knew it until I researched it! There was a considerable difference in pricing of the Standard versus the Master series of this 4 door-like $485.00 for this one , but $640.00 for the Master, so considering the depression of the 1930’s was still going on, buying a Standard in very understandable.

Exceptionally Proud

April 9th, 2011

1932 Desoto roadster©

I am exceptionally proud to display this car on this site! Where are you going to find one like it? The first time I ever saw this car, it was in the Towe Museum in Deer Lodge, Montana. The next time was when it was being unloaded from a trailer in Helena, Montana after being purchased by a member of the Capital Carriages car club. In doing my research, I ran across For a complete history of Desoto, just go to this site! Desoto’s were produced from 1928 until November 30, 1960.

Sharp Truck

April 9th, 2011

1946 Chevrolet pickup©

The original design of this pickup took place with the introduction of the 1941 models and was carried through the 1946 models. I’m sure Chevy just wanted production to get going after World War Two and didn’t have time to do styling moderations, so stuck with this design and for my part, I am glad they did!! It is a far cry from the late 30’s and the 1940 model in that it features the headlights on the fenders, a well designed hood and grille. It just looks sharp when compared to it’s predecessors! This is a beautiful restoration!

Excellent Choice

April 8th, 2011

1931 Chevrolet Roadster©

Another roadster for your perusal!! I guess I just can’t get enuff roadsters!! I love ’em!! I live in Montana and in 20 years I have been in Montana, I have seen one 1931 Chevy roadster and that was a junker loaded on a truck and headed out of state to be restored!!! No wonder I love one when I see it!! Colors make all the difference, don’t they? Which one on this site do you prefer? Let me know just for the fun of it. I’d like to compare our preferences! Every one of the Chevy roadster pictures you see on this site were taken out of state either at a museum or a Chevy rally. I’m glad I’m not caged in Montana!! I’d really have a complex!! For me, roadsters are a must!!!

Top up or down-it’s luxury!!

April 8th, 2011

1932 Chevrolet Cabriolet©

This one dear readers is the Chevrolet cabriolet for 1932!! Do you know the difference between a roadster and a cabriolet?? Let me enlighten you if you don’t!! Both have cloth tops, but the cabriolet has window channels attached to the top to accomodate roll up glass windows when the top is up. A roadster has side curtains made of cloth and ising glass that have to be snapped into place and in no manner keep much warmth in the interior during the cold winter nor do they come near keeping 99 per cent of the rain out in the spring!!

Summer Fun

April 8th, 2011

1932 Chevrolet roadster©

How about this beautiful thing produced by Chevrolet in 1932? It is a Chevy collector’s dream car!! The couple that own this dream car were touring Yellowstone National Park when I snapped this picture. That’s what most of us would call touring in style!! Just don’t get too close to the elk!! I saw an elk attack a car right in front of me once in Yellowstone and I mean he hit it with a bang!!! He was watching over his harem and the car and driver just got too close!! Perhaps the elk thought the car had more sex appeal than he did!!!

The Chevy leader in 1932?

April 8th, 2011

1932 Chevrolet coach©

Boy, did I get a surprise when looking up the production statistics of all Chevy’s in 1932. To my surprise it was not this model, it was it’s sister model-the BA Confederate Standard!! The one pictured is the Deluxe model!! The Deluxe base price was $515.00 and the Standard $495.00. Only 9,346 Deluxes were produced as opposed to 132,109 Standards. For only $20.00 more, the Deluxe could be bought!! But, remember folks-this was the big middle of the 1930’s depression!! For only $20.00 more you got chrome hood ports and cowl lights making the car’s appearance much nicer than the plain vanilla Standard model.

Gorgeous is an understatement

April 8th, 2011

1932 Chevrolet 5 window coupeĀ©

When looking at this beautiful thing it makes an old car buff wonder how nice a car can be! I took this picture at a VCCA rally in Rapid City, S.D. in 1996. I remember standing in awe looking at this beauty as well as a lot of other cars just as nice. I thought I must have died and gone to heaven!! That’s the thing about these rallys. Total joy is the only way to describe them!!

Accentuate the Positive

April 5th, 2011

1931 Chevrolet roadster©

I never get tired of looking at really nice older Chevrolet roadsters. To me they are a piece of art!! I snapped this picture at a VCCA rally in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1996. It was a very warm day and just thinking of cruising around in this car made the day seem cooler!! I have no way of knowing how many of these cars were painted these colors, but from the number I’ve seen, the colors must have been very popular.

A museum piece of history

April 1st, 2011

1931 Chevrolet roadster©

This roadster was located in George’s Museum, Enid, Oklahoma a few years ago and I was lucky enough to get to see it along with other great cars in this well decored museum. I say well decored as George had really nice sets for a lot of his cars-for instance a set depicting John Dillinger and the theatre he attended before being caught by, I believe, it was Elliott Ness and his agents. Another set was an old time filling station. My point is if you are ever in Enid, look up George’s Museum if it still exists. You will be glad you took the time to see it!

Nice old BLue

April 1st, 2011

1932 Chevrolet 5 window coupe©

This picture was taken at a national Chevy club rally in 1996 that was held at Rapid City, South Dakota. There were a bunch of ’32’s there, but this one really stood out among the others. It was just super nice!! It was decked out nice as was, but I don’t know why the owner didn’t have it fitted with a right rear tail light ,rear view mirrors on the twin spare tires and chrome wheel rings to really set it off!! THis was sure a nice rally in that over 1400 people and 650 antique Chevys were in attendance.

Needs Restoration

April 1st, 2011

1931 Chevrolet 5 window coupe©

I used to see this car quite frequently while it was being driven around Helena, Montana. I saw it when parked one day and took this picture. I know the owner enjoyed wheeling it around town as I saw it so often! The motor must have been in good shape as I never saw any smoke!! I’m almost sure the paint on it was original and the owner just wanted to keep it that way!

Saw it in Montana

April 1st, 2011

1938 Chevrolet Deluxe convertible©

This is the first 1938 Chevy convertible I ever saw and I had to come from Oklahoma to Montana to see it!! What a surprise it was to me when one day I saw it in a parade in Helena, Montana. It sure made my day!! The brown color looks rather drab after looking at the turquoise one on this site, but it was still plenty good looking! As far as I am concerned, any 1938 was a good looking vehicle regardless of the model. I think the only 2 things I don’t like about the ’38’s are the dash and the standard hood ornament. They just don’t do anything for the car as opposed to the 37 models!! Only my opinion folks!!

Beautiful Survivor

April 1st, 2011

1932 Chevrolet Phaeton ©2011

Production of this model was only 419 in 1932, so I can only imagine there are probably less than 10 still in operation. This picture was taken at the James Leak auction held in Tulsa, Oklahoma in about 1986. James used to have and may still have a museum in Muskogee, Oklahoma. That was where I first saw this sleek beautiful thing and it is one of two I have ever seen. It would sure be a lot of fun to own and drive one of them, but not many of us will ever have that opportunity.

Elegant Wheels

April 1st, 2011

1932 Chevrolet Roadster ©2011

This roadster is not the flashiest I have ever seen, but it is a very classy looking car!! I’m always amazed at how much difference colors make on the same model car as you will see on other pictures of the same model on this site! !932 roadsters have held their values for a long time,ie, I can remember in 1974 I saw a black roadster in Lamesa, Texas and the price on it at that time was $25,000.00. A nice one is easily worth that much and probably a lot more today! Of course ’32’s have always been a stand out!!

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