This past week I came across some old photographs that I have which I hope to scan in the next few months in order to share them with my daughter. One photo that caught me eye was of a 1929 Chevrolet Sedan. This picture was taken during a parade in Shelburne, Ontario in August 1986.
A 1929 Chevrolet Sedan
What is important to me is that I knew the owner of this car and we had hung around together for a while when we were in high school. We used to drive this 1929 Chevrolet around town and on the surrounding back roads. I won’t admit to anymore than that.
This was an important car for Chevrolet, as 1929 marked the introduction of their new inline 6-cylinder overhead valve engine which they would use for more than 40 years. This 1929 version of the “Stovebolt Six” had a displacement of 194 cubic inches (3.2 litres) and produced 46 horsepower at 2,600 rpm. The car drove quite well and would keep up with traffic, but it was a modest performer in keeping with its era. At the time I knew the car, it was quite reliable.
An Advertisement For A 1929 Chevrolet
I notice that the Sport Coupe shown in the advertisement above has the same color scheme as the 1929 Chevrolet Sedan in Shelburne.
It has been a few years since I have talked to the owner of the 1929 Chevrolet Sedan, so I do not know of its current condition. However, this photo brought back memories.