1929 The Rise and Fall

February 26th, 2011

1929 Chevrolet Landau Sedan © 2011 antiquecarnut.com

Everything was going great!! The economy was booming and people felt they were flying high!! Then came October 29th and the bottom fell out of the stock market and so started a horrible depression!! The 1929 Chevrolet Landau you might say suffered a similar situation!! It rose and fell in that only about 300 of this model were produced! It just was not well received in spite of the fact it was equipped with the new Stove Bolt Six engine and complete new body styling. The rear quarter of the body folded down like a convertible, but that just wasn’t much fun. If you wanted a top that folded down, you got a roadster or a phaeton! Since there were so few produced, this model is a rare commodity these days!! I took this picture while attending a national rally of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America in Rapid City, S.D. in 1996.

Gorgeous 1929 Chevrolet Coupe

February 9th, 2011

1929 Chevrolet 3 Window Coupe © 2011 AntiqueCarNut.com

Chevrolet for 1929 was a real break through in both styling and engine-enter the new Chevrolet Stove Bolt 6 cylinder engine which was the basis for power in Chevrolet cars through 1954. One of my uncles, Charlie O’Connor of Enid, Oklahoma bought one of these beauties-an all black coupe!!! I don’t know why, but he always preferred the color black!! Perhaps it was because of black Friday and the stock markert crash of 1929!! He was a banker in Enid,Oklahoma that hung on until 1932 before the bank crashed. I am sure it was a tough business period from 1929 until 1932. This car served him very well until he traded it for a new 1936 Standard Chevrolet coupe. If you will check out my story about a 1936 Chevrolet coupe included in this website, you will be surprised at the durability of that engine and auto in total.