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1929 Chrysler Model 75 Roadster Wanted

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This is a hoot!  I had a "procurer" of collector cars send me an email about this same car about a month ago with a price of $45,000!  I guess the extra $17,000 was going to be his profit on the deal.  Regardless, I'm not interested in right hand drive cars at any price......

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it's out there. We will find you one.

 

 

do these threads EVER come to fruition?

 

I always see a person wanting something that doesnt exist and everyone else running around doing a song and dance................

 

maybe its my negativity, but that is all I ever see happen.

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Hi the handleman, you are absolutely correct, nice car.  However, not what I'm looking for because it's not a car that I can finish the way I want to or within my budget.  We all have our desires and limitations.  However, I do appreciate you bringing it to my attention.

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 While most of us are trying to help find you just the right car as that is why we are here, to help each other. However, you might have better luck looking for a needle in a haystack. There can't be more than 10 or 15 1929 75 roadsters left? Maybe 20 tops? Each time someone searches for you and a 29 model 75 does show up, it's not for you. I am surprised this many even came up. It's not like riding down to your local Chevy dealer and picking from 100 cars all alike except for color. You are looking for a car that is rarer than Hen's teeth. We all hope and wish you the best of luck finding the exact car that is just right for you, however, this could take years, if ever. Sometimes, shopping for a car is alot like dating or looking for the perfect wife. It's not easy.?

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Hey Richelieumotor, I'm told by someone  knowledgeable that they know of 109 owners domestically, where did your 10 or 15 number come from?  From the inception I've said that I was not looking for a restored car but that seems to be the only thing that anyone wants to sell so far.  Hen's teeth, maybe......

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thehandleman, you almost sound annoyed.  Has your participation really been that difficult?  Someone posts a lead on a car and if I choose not to buy it they get perturbed?  Forgive me but I don't get it.  I've been in this hobby since the mid-century and I've never experienced this kind of reaction.

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11 minutes ago, thehandleman said:

Ha maybe 109  1929 model 65’s but no way on the 75’s

whatever I am done with this post ?

Good Luck in the haystack

  Agreed 100% It's also common sense. Not even 109 model 65s are left. It's unlikely that even 109 1929 Chrysler open body cars in any model are left. 109 cars? That is alot of cars to survive of a low production model after 90 years. This is not a Ford Model T you are talking about. Based on how rare this car was, even when new, it is impossible that over 100 cars still survive today. My uncle was a total Chrysler roadster and touring car nut/fan. He lived for these cars. I still have at least 10 mid 1920s to mid 1930s Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth and DeSoto models from this era. Most are rough but are all rare open models. Have an Imperial 80 side door rumble seat roadster with Locke coachwork, I think it's a 1930 but it's a pile of crap now, you can scoop it up with a shovel. Big butt long car with a rear window for rumble passengers, however, it will never see the road again. Too far gone. He called it a 3 door roadster. I'm not sure if that is the correct term or just what he used to call the car. If I lift it, it may break in half. It's a shame it sat so long. Anyways, he stocked up on every open body Mopar product he could find back in the 40s and 50s. Most people scrapped them long ago. I mean, how many guys were stocking up on these cars 65+ years ago? They were unwanted junkers. My uncle just happened to love Chrysler products. As of the 1990s, he said there were 11 known 29 75 roadsters left so I added a few because you never know what could still be hiding. I think I will take his word on that.

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Thank you Richelieumotor, I really enjoyed the post about your uncle's fondness of Chrysler's.  I believe the yellow Chrysler above may have been brought back into this country from England.  

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2 hours ago, 1950panhead said:

Does Beverly Kime's standard catalog list how many 75's were made in 1929 ?

There were 6,414 1929 Chrysler 75 roadsters were built

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On ‎10‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 5:53 AM, 30DodgePanel said:

Just curious.... why the 75 ? 

 

It's been a couple of weeks without a response so I guess I can answer my own question. 

Answer:

What is,  he doesn't like the hoods on the 1930 77's for $1000 Alex !

 

Point being,, why not expand your horizon ? 

 

 

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There were 6,414 1929 Chrysler 75 roadsters were built

Thanks Keiser, these are amazing numbers.

6414 were built and now a discussion if 100 survived or only 12 survived.

If either is correct then 6300 were lost and few survive, amazing.

 

What is,  he doesn't like the hoods on the 1930 77's for $1000 Alex !

The hoods on the 77's are awful, the series 80 hoods are very pretty !

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6300 lost is nothing,  think it's a Roadster, no hard top, wood in the body, plus all the scrapping of steel for the war drive during World War II and even during Korea,  John,  how did you come up with 6414 produced I can't find any production data from Walter Chrysler for my 1929 Plymouth U Roadster Last I saw in the Plymouth registry there were 9-10 Roadsters ?  and I would think there were much more Plymouth's sold to the gen public by vertue of low price and depression, then top of line Chrysler's especially in the depression year.  My father beat out Harrah from Harrah's Casino's getting to this 1929 Plymouth Roadster in 1964 on a Friday Night either in New paltz NY or Pokeepsie excuse the spelling. Harrah had a western Union courier hand deliver cashiers check to the guy there on Saturday morning and was so upset when the Billioniare did not get a first production year dual cowl Plymouth Roadster for his museum he found out my dad address,  and sent my Dad double the purchase amount in 1964 and my Dad mailed it back and told him to pound sand lol. because he new the chrysler products roadster's was low, I am almost 60 and he did early mopar collecting since 1952. I am going with him. So I am amazed there is data on the 1929 Chrysler's  but none on the Plymouth's the bottom of the food chain lol. either way to me 6400 is nothing just by the fact there 89 years has passed, just my opine. Guess we will never know what's left, 

Good Luck in your search.  ??

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