Classic Cars of 1930s

1938 BUICK SPECIAL

Most owners of antique cars are people magnets. They are social animals who tend to regularly congregate at antique car gatherings. An occasional new face appears at such events but generally, it’s the same familiar faces and cars that keep … Continue reading

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1932 Model B Ford

During the Great Depression, young Dale Webb’s father eventually found work in Maricopa, Calif. Once gainfully employed, Webb purchased a slightly used 1932 Model B Ford closed cab pickup truck. It had been driven only 1,500 miles. “I really don’t … Continue reading

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1931 MODEL A FORD

Many years ago — more than he would like to remember — Bernard Fatla owned a 1929 Model A Ford that was trustworthy and never let him down. After World War II the four-door Ford sedan was showing signs of … Continue reading

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1930 OLDSMOBILE

Every Oldsmobile model in 1930 was offered in three trim levels: Standard, Special and Deluxe. Each one was equipped with a 198-cubic-inch inline six-cylinder engine. George Shepard calls his two-passenger Model F-30 coupe a “Plain Jane,” which would have been … Continue reading

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1930 MODEL A FORD

John Carter was born in 1932 — the same year that Henry Ford introduced the flathead V-8 engine. Twelve years later, young Carter was working for $1 per day at a car dealership in Morgan City, La. Carter was captivated … Continue reading

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1939 FORD COUPE

Back in the 1950s, Bill Wilkinson’s father drove a very used 1939 Ford coupe as he commuted to work at Camp Springs Field, later to be renamed Andrews Air Force Base. A family friend, John Collins, restored old cars and … Continue reading

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1931 DEVAUX

Only 4,808 DeVaux automobiles were built during 1931 and 1932, the two years the company existed. The economic climate at the time was definitely not conducive to the introduction of a new brand of car. One of those rare cars, … Continue reading

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