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The Nash Statesman Super Airflyte

Have you ever watched American Pickers and wondered what, exactly, that cool car is in the opening scenes? Well, if you zoom in, you can see the Statesman Super logo on the front fender, so, I’ll fill in what I’ve been able to find, which is basically that it’s a 1950 Nash – that was quick, right? There’s more… So, now I’ll share some specs and some more detailed information about the Nash Statesman Super Airflyte.

1950 Nash Airflyte (5607911319)

By Steve Brown from Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (1950 Nash Airflyte) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Nash Statesman Super Airflyte Info

By Laure Justice

Production Years: The Nash Statesman Super Airflyte brought a new level of aerodynamics to the automotive industry when it was first produced in 1949. It was only in production for three years, ’49, ’50; and ’51 before being redesigned for 1952 when it was released under the name Golden Airflyte.

7th Gen: This unique post-war car was actually the seventh generation of the Nash Ambassador line, and was designed in a wind tunnel to reduce its drag coefficient to a mere 0.52, as noted on the Automobile Catalog website.

Specs: At a solid 210 inches long and 77.5 inches wide, with a 121 inch wheelbase, this fastback sedan was a full-sized executive automobile powered by a naturally aspirated four-stroke Nash Six 234 engine with the capability to deliver 234.8 (CID) cubic inch displacement – or 112 (HP) horsepower. (I would like to note that How Stuff Works: Auto cites the horsepower at 85 for the Statesman and 115 for the Ambassador.)

Name Change: In 1949, this Airflyte was called the 600, it actually wasn’t until 1950 that the name Statesman was added to this Nash line, according to How Stuff Works: Auto.

Aerodynamics: Some features that added to the aerodynamics of the Nash Airflyte also landed it with the nickname “Nash Bathtub.” Those features include it’s rounded front windshield, fenders, hood, and well, pretty much everything was smoothed out to a rounded finish to reduce drag on this car.

American Pickers Antique Car

By Nbastian210 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

So, here’s a picture of the American Pickers Nash Statesman Super, with its great patina and the Antique Archaeology logo painted on the door – and I’ll just mention that if you would like to have your own Nash, there’s a very, very pretty but non-running  ’49 Nash Statesman Super Airflyte for sale on eBay as of the publication of this article.

Nash Automobiles for Sale

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Summer’s Coming: Get Your Classic Car Ready for the Road

With summer on the way, it’s time to pull your classic car out of storage and get it road ready with some basic maintenance and a thorough cleaning.

Get Your Classic Car Road Trip Ready

Vintage Rolls Royce image courtesy of Pixabay

Get Your Classic Car Road Ready for Summer Cruising

By: Laure Justice

Winter can be kind of blah when you’re a classic car owner because, depending on where you live, your favorite ride gets stuck in storage for a few months and you just get to wait… and wait… and wait for nicer weather.

Make Sure Your Car is Mechanically Sound

The last thing you want to do after waiting all winter to drive your car is have it in the garage getting fixed, so ideally the time to take care of mechanical things is now, before you’re ready to head out to a car show or on a long cruise.

Take care of things like changing the oil and topping off fluids, make sure the tires are holding air and have good tread, change plugs and wires if they need it, and put fresh gas in ‘her’ so those basic car maintenance things are out of the way.

Get Out the Car Cleaning Supplies

With the mechanical side of things ready to roll, it’s time to get your car cleaned up and shining – unless we’re talking about a rat rod with plenty of patina, and even then, you’ll probably want your ride cleaned up and comfortable.

Any time you’re in doubt about the ideal way to clean your car, inside or out, talk to a pro, like a detailer, to make sure everything is done correctly, because you don’t want to diminish your car’s value by using the wrong cleaning products or procedures on it.

Vacuum out the interior to remove loose debris that settled in your seats, in the carpet fibers, and on the dash to remove loose debris and to give you a chance to inspect your interior for damage, in case a mouse got in your storage area or anything like that happened.

Choose an upholstery cleaner designed for the type of interior your car has, such as leather cleaner, vinyl cleaner, or fabric upholstery cleaner if things need freshened up a bit.

Wash and polish your car’s exterior surfaces using your favorite type of wash and wax, or polish, or simply gently buff your finish to a silky luster if you prefer not to apply products to your car’s paint (or if your car is newly painted, simply discuss the cleaning process with your body shop to be sure you’re going about cleaning and polishing your car properly.)

Now, get out there and get ready to have some spring and summer fun in your favorite ride!

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1936 Dodge Six Series D2 Business Coupe Info

In 1936, the first five Baseball Hall of Fame members were inducted, the fourth winter Olympic games were held in Germany, Gone With the Wind was published, and the Dodge company rolled the beautiful, fat-fendered 1936 Dodge Business Coupe off the production line.

1936 Dodge Business Coupe

1936 Dodge Business Coupe image By Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

1936 Dodge Six Series D2 Business Coupe

By Laure Justice

If you’ve ever enjoyed an old black and white gangster movie or a Keystone Cops comedy, you’ve most likely seen actors standing on the running boards and maybe even hanging onto the car’s heavy, rounded fenders – and looking at the 1936 Dodge Six Series D2 business coupe, it’s pretty easy to see how that was possible.

This car has the kind of look that’s the stuff legends (film legends) and American classics are made of, and it makes them just plain to look at, ride in, and enjoy.

Features of the ’36 Dodge Business Coupe

The ’36 business coupe featured a windshield that tilted out at the bottom (you can see how it opened in the picture) to let the air flow through the car’s interior to cool off the driver and passengers on hot days.

These cars had rear wheel drive, 4-ply tires mounted on steel spoke rims and an external rear-mounted spare.

A single downdraft Stromberg carb powered these 6-cylinder Dodges while a centrifugal water pump and cellular radiator provided cooling power throughout the engine compartment.

A Few Last Specs on the 1936 Dodge Business Coupe

The gas tank held 15 gallons of fuel and the engine block held 5 quarts of oil.

The tire size was needed for this car was 6X16.

A total of 15 quarts of coolant were required to fill the cooling system, and the cars had a 7 digit serial number which was mounted on the right front door hinge pillar.

References:

Dodge Business Coupes for Sale

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When Is the Last Time You Saw a 1947 Tatra T87?

I remember the first time I saw a 1947 Tatra T87 – it wasn’t in person – it was this morning when I found a listing for one on eBay. (Hopefully, it won’t be the last one I see.) The one I found was a barn find project Tatra (not the one shown below – that’s just to show how a pristine one looks.)

The 1947 Tatra T87

Rear View of the 1947 Tatra T87

Rear View of the 1947 Tatra T87 By dave_7 (originally posted to Flickr as 1947 Tatra T-87) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Tatra T87 from 1947 was a Czechoslovakian car designed by Hans Ledwinka.

1947 Tatra T87

1947 Tatra T87 By dave_7 (originally posted to Flickr as 1947 Tatra T-87) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The ’47 Tatra T87 weighed in at 3,020 pounds and with it’s V8 engine, it could pull off 100 mph. (Pretty kicking for a ’47.)

1947 Tatra T87 Saloon Front Nameplate

1947 Tatra T87 Saloon Front Nameplate By Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX (Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The ’47 T87 Tatra had suicide doors and a lot of the interior  trim was crafted from wood.

1947 Tatra T87 Dashboard

1947 Tatra T87 Dashboard By Mr.choppers (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Horizontal slots in the rear hood help with cooling the engine.

1947 Tatra T-87 Saloon Front Headlight

1947 Tatra T-87 Saloon Front Headlight By Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX (Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

A push-button starter kicks on the 3.0 Litre V8 Tatra engine.

1947 Tatra T87 Saloon Engine Compartment

1947 Tatra T87 Saloon Engine Compartment By Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX (Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Tatra T87 features a fin that splits the pressure evenly on each side of the T87 to improve the way it handles.

This Tatra model is considered one of the most aerodynamic cars ever created, and wind tunnel testing proved it to have a drag coefficient of 0.36. 

Resources used in researching the 1947 Tatra T87:

By: Laure Justice

Classic Czechoslovakian Cars for Sale

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A Few Facts About the 1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Coupe

I ran across these facts about the 1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Coupe in the course of looking for information on Tolex material, which used to be the vinyl-like sheeting used to make Packard interiors. (It’s used on speaker amps now, though.)

1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Coupe

1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Coupe

1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Coupe image by Sicnag (1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Coupe) [CC bY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

For the American people, 1932 was one of the two hardest years of the depression, with over 13 million Americans having lost their jobs since the market crash in 1929.

Packard responded to the depression by sticking to its elegant luxury lines for car bodies, but also rolling out a lower-priced model that pretty much looked the same as the pricier Packards, but weighed about 500 pounds less, for about $1,750. 

The 1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 was not one of those budget models.

The Model 904 Deluxe 8 was offered in 21 different body styles in 1932, and the 904 was a design developed by Dietrich Inc, and a convertible model was one of the styles available.

Deluxe 8 Packards sold for between $3,745 and $7,950.

The different styles of 1932 Model 904 Deluxe 8 Packards were produced in limited numbers, such as the Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Dietrich Convertible Victorias, of which only four were built. 

Dietrich Inc, which designed the bodies for six of the 904 Deluxe 8 Packards, was a business founded by Raymond H. Dietrich with the help of Edsel Ford and Fred Murray.

Raymond Dietrich, who designed the ’32 Packard 904 Deluxe 8, also later designed the iconic Checker cab and the reverse Gibson Firebird solid-body electric guitar. 

Thanks for visiting Classic Cars Online US. I hope you enjoyed this short article on the 1932 Model 904 Deluxe 8 Packard. Please browse around the site and be sure to visit the Classifieds page if you’re looking to buy or sell a classic car, parts, or related services.

By: Laure Justice

Classic Packard’s for Sale

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Pedal Cars For Christmas

Pedal Cars For Christmas

It’s virtually guaranteed that hundreds of children will find a pedal car underneath the Christmas tree this year. For more than fifty years, this classic toy has delighted generations of youngsters. With Christmas coming up, now is the time to think about buying a pedal toy for the child in your life.

Pedal cars can be a fun and exciting alternative to motorized or battery-operated toys. If you’re looking for a wholesome, classic gift for kids, you may be considering a pedal car. These cars are based on real-life vehicles ranging from the 1910s to the 1960s, and many of the contemporary pedal toys are modeled after classic pedal car designs, like the pedal car you may remember from your own childhood. Today, several manufacturers create pedal toys using designs originally created back in the 1950s – you may even be able to find the same car you had as a child.

Among the many graceful designs you might expect to find are 1932 roadsters, classic Mustangs, tow trucks, and racecars of all varieties. Now, these toys really put the “muscle” back in “muscle car.” Kids can enjoy pedaling around the block or neighborhood in these metal pedal cars. Today there are even officially sanctioned pedal car races. Holding a race might be a great deal of fun for the kids in your neighborhood if there are several kids with these cars.

Antique Toy Pedal Cars

Image courtesy of Pixabay

Some things that you may want to take into consideration if you are thinking about purchasing a pedal car:

1) Although you can find some vintage pedal cars from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, these do not make good gifts for kids. You should be aware that some of these earlier cars were actually painted with lead-based products, which may not be safe for children. These cars are well suited to being lovingly restored by an adult collector, not being ridden around the yard by a toddler.

2) Consider the size of your child when purchasing a pedal toy. Though most can accommodate a rather wide span of ages, others are best for very young children or those a bit older.

3) Opt for one with a metal body and detailed parts, rather than a plastic one. Though plastic toys are typically cheaper than their metal counterparts, there’s virtually no chance that the toy will survive to be passed on to a new generation. Opt for metal if you want your gift to last.

4) If you’re purchasing a pedal toy online — where you’ll find great deals on classic car designs – understand that some assembly may be required. Don’t wait until midnight on Christmas Eve to open the box.

Ultimately there are some great, affordable pedal cars on the market, produced by a wide range of manufacturers. With real metal and detailed paint jobs, these cars are worlds above the mass-produced plastic toys that you’ll see on most toy store shelves this December. You can’t go wrong with this classic toy – there’s a reason why children have enjoyed pedal cars for generations.

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Information on the 1952 Henry J Corsair

As of the time of publishing, the 1952 Henry J Corsair shown in the photos is listed for sale at this link on eBay.

Information on the 1952 Henry J Corsair

1952 Henry J

’52 Henry J image courtesy of Jim’s Rare Barn Finds

A Brief Intro to the Early Henry J

The Henry J wasn’t in production very long – actually just four short years – though the unsold ’53s were sold off as ’54s to clear the inventory which gave the impression of five years of production (1950-54).

The Kaiser-Frazer Corporation got a federal loan to build the Henry J in 1949 and the cars went into production in Willow Creek, Michigan in 1950.

Naming the Henry J

Henry J’s were the brainchild of the company’s chairman, Henry J Kaiser, and they were also named after him.

Kaiser’s goal in creating them was to create a low-cost car that could compete with Ford for “less affluent buyers.” 

Henry J cars seated five, had to be able to go at least 50-mph to get the federal loan to build them, and were tested on back roads in Arkansas to see how much abuse they could stand up to before being released to the buying public.

(By the way, the ’52 Henry J in the photo has a four-cylinder engine with a manual transmission.)

1952 Henry J

’52 Henry J image courtesy of Jim’s Rare Barn Finds

The 1952 Henry J Corsair

There were three versions of the Henry J sold in the US in 1952, though there were some slight differences and one was sold under a different name.

The one in the pictures is an example of a 1952 Henry J Corsair, and it came with (and has) a four-cylinder engine.

The next was the Henry J Corsair Deluxe, which came with a six-cylinder engine and some changes like a wider grille and changes to the tail lights.

The Little-Known Henry J

The third and lesser-known ’52 Henry J was marketed under a different name and sold by Sears, Roebuck, and Company – the 1952 Allstate. 

It’s hard to tell a ’52 Allstate from a ’52 Henry J Corsair by looking at the body lines, but there are a few differences elsewhere on the vehicles: the Allstate had a different grille, hood ornament, hubcaps, identification badges and interior trim.

The Henry J was never as popular as the company had hoped, and met with disappointing sales with each update and change, but it’s story is an interesting piece of automotive history, and it’s an incredibly rare, edgy, and eye-catching vehicle that’s getting harder and harder find in today’s collector car market.

By: Laure Justice

Henry J Cars for Sale

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1933 Hudson Essex Terraplane

By: Laure Justice

In the worst year of the Great Depression, when a gallon of gas and a can of Campbell’s soup both cost ten cents, the Hudson Motor Car Company introduced the 1933 Essex Terraplane Six and the Essex Terraplane Eight.

1933 Hudson Essex Terraplane Eight

By Riley from Christchurch, New Zealand (1933 Essex Terraplane 8) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Gangster-Style 1933 Hudson Essex Terraplane

With full, elegant fenders that swoop back into thick running boards, the ’33 Terraplane is described as the year and model of car the gangster, John Dillinger, preferred.

(If you’ve seen the Johnny Depp movie Public Enemies, you may have noticed the Hudson Essex Terraplane featured in the film.)

33 Terraplane Specs

(I pulled these directly from the owner’s manual of the ’33 Essex Terraplane Six to ensure accuracy.)

  • Cylinder Bore—2-15/16″—74.61 mm.
  • Stroke—4-3/4″—120.65 mm.
  • Number of Cylinders—6
  • N. A. C. C. Horsepower Rating—20.7 H.P.
  • Piston Displacement—193 cubic inches—3.15 liters
  • Car Serial Number—Plate on dash under bonnet
  • 106″ Wheelbase—368,379 and up
  • 113″ Wheelbase—    5,001 and up
  • Engine Serial Number—Stamped on left side (center) of cylinder block (25,131
    and up)

 

U. S. Imperial Metric
Radiator and Cooling System 3 gals. 2.5 gals. 11.35 liters
Gasoline Tank, 106″ Wheelbase 11.5 gals. 9.58 gals. 43.53 liters
Gasoline Tank, 113″ Wheelbase 16 gals. 13.3 gals. 60.57 liters
Engine Crankcase (refill) 6 qts. 5 qts. 5.68 liters
Clutch 1/3 pint 1/3 pint 180 c.c.
Transmission 3 pints 3 pints 1.4 liters
Rear Axle 3 pints 3 pints 1.4 liters

Spark Plugs

Size 14 mm. Set points at exactly .025″ (.62 mm.). Replace after each 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) of service.

Generator Charging Rate

Generator is regulated by position of third brush. This should only be altered by competent service stations using accurate measuring instruments.

Generator output { 17 amperes at 8 volts
13 amperes at 6 volts

Output to be measured at generator. Do not exceed the above rates.

Battery

Use only distilled water to cover plates. This should be done as frequently as found necessary. An average of every two weeks during the summer months (less frequently in cooler weather).

Lamp Bulbs

Candle Power Base Voltage
Headlamp (double filament) 21-21 Double Contact 6-8
Parking (in headlamp or on front fenders) 3 Single Contact 6-8
Telltales (on instrument board) 3 Double Contact 6-8
Instrument Board 3 Single Contact 6-8
Stop and Tail Lamp (double filament) 2-21 Double Contact 6-8
Dome 15 Single Contact 6-8
Fuse (at lamp switch) 20 Amperes

[Pg 15]

Engine

Firing order of cylinders—1-5-3-6-2-4.

Classic Hudson Cars for Sale

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Info on the 1964 Dodge Dart GT Convertible

Some 1964 Dodge Dart Convertibles were released with a special golden anniversary trim package that included gold welt on the seats and gold-toned emblems to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Dodge Company. Read on for some more info on these unique convertibles.

1964 Dodge Dart GT Convertible

By: Laure Justice

Third Gen Darts

The two-door ’64 Dodge Dart was part of the third generation of Darts offered by the company, and it featured slightly rounded, more aerodynamic lines than previous generations of the Dart.

“Small” V-8 Engine

The ’64 Dart came with a 273 V-8 engine and a 2 barrel Carter BBD carburetor. This “small” V-8 provided the Dart with a top speed of around 108 miles per hour and fuel consumption from a low of 11.3 mpg in the city and a high of 21.7 for extra-urban driving.

Curb Weight of the ’64 Dodge Dart Convertible

According to the Automobile Catalog website, the ’64 Dart Convertible weighed in at 3053 pounds (That’s curb weight, which means that’s what this Dart weighed without a driver.)

Push Button Automatic or Manual Transmission

This car is also listed as having come with a four-speed manual transmission, but as a side note, I had one of these golden anniversary edition Dodge Darts, back in the day, so to speak, and it had a push-button automatic transmission.

I hope you enjoyed this short review of the 1964 Dodge Dart Convertible.

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Buick Le Sabre: Riding Through the Years

Buick Le Sabre: Riding Through the Years

by: Sarah McBride

1959 Buick LeSabre image by User ChiemseeMan (Späth Chr.) on de.wikipedia (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1959 Buick LeSabre image by User ChiemseeMan (Späth Chr.) on de.wikipedia (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

From the Buick division of General Motors, the Buick Le Sabre is a full size car. This vehicle has been considered as the entry level full size Buick for many years. It actually holds the lowest base price in the whole line up of vehicles from this vehicle brand. This vehicle was actually introduced in 1959 with three other names from the same brand which included the Invicta, the Electra, and the Electra 225. However, that was introduced so as to change and replace the line of models under the name of the Buick Special. The Buick Le Sabre was the only vehicle among its batch mates to last the longest. This vehicle has been made available with just the full body style previously however starting 1977, it has then been offered only as pillared coupe sedans and wagons. To add to the feather of its brand, the Buick Le Sabre has consistently been ranking among the world’s best selling full size cars.

The Buick Le Sabre has certainly been living long enough in the automobile world so as to be considered one of the classics. In fact, this vehicle has still continuously held its exotic design and style that is very much unmatched at present. It still holds the motif that its designer, Harvey J. Earl, had bestowed upon it.

As per talk on its engine, the Buick Le Sabre holds a 215 cubic inch V8 engine that is ventilated by some 90 degrees. There are opposed valves in hemispherical chambers here that are quite one of the very best in the automobile and engine technology. Even if this set up is modern, it is still operated though by a dose of the old technology of pushrods from a single camshaft suspended under the intake manifold. Thus, it could be construed that the Buick Le Sabre is a living example of bringing the old and the new together working in harmony.

Looking at the features of the Buick Le Sabre, this vehicle holds much. The list of features includes a four speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with overdrive, four wheel anti lock disc brakes, a four wheel independent suspension with automatic rear level control, driver and right front passenger air bags and side impact air bags, an outside rearview mirror that is power heated and is body colored, daytime running lamps, intermittent windshield wipers, a moisture-sensing intermittent front wipers, a remote electric dual mirrors, a remote keyless entry system, and a steering wheel with mounted radio controls among many others.

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About The Author

As a manager of one of the largest auto store in Springfield,Massachussets, Sarah McBride has extensive expertise on auto parts and automotives in general. This 42 year old is a certified car enthusiast.

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