30′s Cars

1930s cars: Catch the latest news and feature stories on cars from this dazzling Depression decade, when automotive styling was in its golden age, but few people had the copper to buy bread, let alone a new car. Here, you’ll find articles related to everything 1930s, from the flathead Ford to the stovebolt Chevrolet to the quality Chrysler products. Many interesting independents sank or swam during the Depression, and examples of those beautifully streamlined cars that fought for survival are also covered, whether the radiator represented Studebaker, Hupmobile, Cord, Graham or anyone of the other innovative makes to craft automobiles in the pre-World War II era.

The Elegance At Hershey offers rarities

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Car of the Week: 1931 Chevrolet coupe

If there is anybody that got their first hobby car earlier than age 4 — the age that Paul Flora’s father bought him his 1931 Chevy — Flora hasn’t met them yet.

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After 72 years, Bugatti to be finally fitted with coach work

Celebrated Southern California Collection Partners with Renowned Coachbuilder to Complete a Jean Bugatti Masterpiece Oxnard, Calif. (April 27, 2011) – The Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation, organized to support nonprofit public charities that are dedicated to the study, preservation and … More »

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Petersen plans early for 1932 Ford’s 80th anniversary

It’s never too early to plan a party, especially when that party celebrates the iconic 1932 Ford. The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is already prepping the streamers and horns for Deuces in March 2012. If the first flathead … More »

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Amelia Island welcomes rare Derby L8

Extraordinary vehicle is selected to win the Amelia Award

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Car of the Week: 1937 Willys sedan

Earl Pamperin admits he probably didn’t fully understand what he was getting himself into when he decided to bring his rare 1937 Willys sedan back to life almost 25 years ago.
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Auburn Extra: Servicing the “new” ’32 Twelve

From the pages of the September 1932 "Automobile Digest"
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32 FORD LOST IN FIRE, HOUSE SAVED

An Oregon City couple lost a classic car, but their log cabin home was spared during a fire Friday. Officials with Clackamas Fire District No. 1 said the owner of the log cabin-style home at 14938 Burkstrom Road was working … More »

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Car of the Week: 1932 Chevrolet Confederate Special Sedan

In official company nomenclature, it was known as the 1932 Chevrolet Model 21BA Confederate Special Sedan. Hal Hartel and his wife Beth just casually call it “the Chevy.” As in, “Honey, I need to run down to the store for a loaf of bred, should I just take the Chevy?” “And she calls it her ‘Bonnie and Clyde car, too” adds Hal with a laugh.

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Car of the Week: 1931 Plymouth rumbleseat coupe

Sometimes the best things come when you least expect it
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