Jim’s first time driving

February 9th, 2011

1936 Chevrolet Standard Coupe © 2011 AntiqueCarNut.com

The 1936 Chevy was a very popular model year for my family in that my Dad owned 2 of them and Uncle Charlie bought a coupe just like this one only the color was gray including the artillary wheels. It’s accessories included a clock rear view mirror, cigar lighter, gray colored horn button and a hot water heater!! He drove this car from 1936 until 1950 when he sold it and bought a new 1950 Ford 2 door. It had one overhaul on the motor which included only bearings, rings and valves and when sold the car had 236,000 miles on the odometer It also was repainted one time in the origial gray color. Uncle Charlie would take me on trips with him occassionally and one time while enroute to a sand plant he and my Dad owned in northern Oklahoma, he stopped the car and advised me it was time for me to have my first driving lesson. We were on a sandy county road and he let me drive about 10 miles. Boy, for a kid 11 years of age-what a thrill!! I always had a place in my heart that car!!

One Response to “Jim’s first time driving”

  1. Earnestine Says:

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some
    research on that. And he just bought me lunch since I found it for him smile Thus
    let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

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