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.

Really Nice

February 26th, 2011

1935 Chevrolet Master Deluxe 4 Door Sedan © 2011

This is one of two 1935 model sedans I have ever seen. This picture was taken at a VCCA rally in Rapid City,S.D. in 1996. The other was owned by Mr. DeVaney of Waynoka, Oklahoma, who had bought his new. As we know 1935 was right in the middle of the 1930’s depression and very few people in my end of the world could afford to buy new cars and in addition to that suicide doors just were not well received by the buying public. Consequently Ford overcame Chevrolet in sales for the first time since 1930. Previous to buying a new 1935 coach, my Dad had driven a 1930 model Chevy and one day here he came driving up in this new beautiful green 1935 with yellow wheels. What a change from the old 1930!! And what a surprise!! That is one of the great things about the old days-styling changes were obvious and car companies made so many immediately identifiable changes!!

New Styling

February 26th, 2011

1935 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe © 2011

Styling for 1935 was certainly a change in that it included doors rear hinged called suicide doors by us laymen, radiator cap under the hood, solid steel bodies including the top and knee action!! Of note, if one did not want knee action, solid axles were still available. The picture of this coupe was taken at a Vintage Chevrolet Club of America rally in 2006 at Grand Junction, Colorado. I did a little research and found that options included wire wheels, right tail light, wheel trim rings, a clock and ash tray combination on the glove compartment door, or a clock on the rear view mirror, fender skirts, left side spotlight, horn button color to match the window knobs, radio, heater, hood ornament and tutone paint if desired. The basic hood ornament was zeppelin like looking and I hated it! My Dad bought a new 1935 coach with that basic hood ornament and even at age 7, I disliked that ornament! At age 7, I personally bought with my money, a horn button to match the window knobs!!! The local Chevrolet dealer in our town of 1800 was one of my mentors and gave me a real good deal on the horn button!!