Old Cars is turning 50. In honor of 50 years of the privilege of bringing the old cars hobby to our valued and faithful readers, Old Cars will revisit 50 of our past featured cars in 50 days, to commemorate the half-century of Old Cars. Here's to fifty more years of Old Cars!
DAY TWENTY-SEVEN: 1926 Chevrolet
Doug and his wife Linda affectionately refer to their red-and-black Chevrolet as “Clyde,” and of course there is a story behind the nickname. Doug’s longtime buddy and fellow car lover Jon Gehrke bought a 1926 Chevrolet back in the late ’90s and dubbed his car “Bonnie.” Doug had been interested in buying the same car, which had been for sale near his home, but instead went looking for another car so the pair would each have one. He found “Clyde” in the small town of Iron Ridge, Wis. The Chevy was rough at the time, but it was mostly intact and Knuth knew he wasn’t likely to come across too many other ’26s that he could restore.
Chevrolet survivors from the era are anything but common, and ones that look and drive as nice as “Clyde” are special treats.
“Everything that has been done to it, we’ve done to it. We restore our cars ourselves,” Doug says proudly. “Yeah, there are some flaws, and things that I missed when I was doing the bodywork, and doing the paint, but we drive it like I drive all my cars. I’m actually really impressed with how it does drive. It handles real nice down the road. I’ll cruise along at 40, 45 with it even. It rolls right along and the engine isn’t laboring or screaming too hard.”
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