A Novelty in 1933

April 15th, 2011

1933 Chevrolet Town Sedan©2011antiquecar.com

Somewhat of a novelty in for the 1933 Chevys was the built in trunk!! Chevy caught on to the fact people were tired of having to load the entire family plus luggage in the interior of their automobile to go on trips. I, with my Mom, Dad and brother personally experienced lack of room when my Dad bought a new 1935 coach with rear mounted spare and no trunk!! People were slow to catch on to a needed trunk in that in the same Chevy Eagle Series, only 30,657 of the town sedan were produced as opposed to 162,629 coaches in 1933!! What was the public thinking??

First For Me

February 23rd, 2011

1933 Chevrolet 4 Door Sedan © 2011 antiquecarnut.com

I guess I have been a car nut since I came into this world! I remember when I was 5 years old my Dad brought a 1933 Chevrolet Sales Brochure home for me to enjoy. I even remember this body style and the same color combination on it included in the brochure. This was the first year of rthe starterator, combination starter switch and accelerator. It was a combination that just didn’t work out very well. I remember my Dad had a 1935 model that had this feature. It was a real pain, so he had it rigged for the units to be separate. Chevrolet sales in 1933 were 44% greater than Ford which is hard to believe when we now see all the 1933 Fords running around the country as opposed to 1933 Chevys. Another thing hard to believe and seldom seen, the 4 door sedan of 1933 came within 300 units of a 2 door sedan being sold.