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1929 Chrysler Model 75 Roadster Wanted


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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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Here is a 1929 Chrysler that I saved from further deterioration here in Oregon. I got it by trading my 1967 Plymouth Belvedere station wagon for it. I sold it to a friend in Michigan and he sold it to a guy who got it running and put the nice tires on it.

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2 minutes ago, thehandleman said:

That is interesting, but thats not a Chrysler Information is it ? Isnt it the books author’s list. Or is the data from a official site from Chrysler Corporation? Neat info I just wish you had it for my dual spare cowl rumbleseat roadster 

cheers

Rich

Those 1929 Chrysler 75 roadster production numbers are also in other Chrysler books that I have, including the "70 Years Of Chrysler" by George Dammann.

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Ok John,

     I am sure there correct Just wondering where the original print stuff cane from, would love to see the real print typed data sheets, as said my father had a 1928 Instruction Manual reprinted for guys in the ply club thirty five years ago and since they only made a 28 plymouth under the chrysler name in 28 for three months the manual was super rare he typed letter after letter to chrysler corp for like 7 years and they finally gave permission for reprint with it saying approval by chrysler for the plymouth club not for resale. So Just curious

Thanks for the info John

 

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2 hours ago, thehandleman said:

Just wondering where the original print stuff cane from, would love to see the real print typed data sheets

 

 

You and everyone else in the prewar mopar community. Too bad the museum is closed, I'm sure they have the info. 
Friggen hoarders ! 

 

I spoke to John Gunnell who authored some of these types of standard catalogs and he said he was challenged by the editors of Old Car years ago to gather the data. According to John it came from several locations such as Wards Automotive and info at the museum that was accessible at the time but he did not recall what the literature was specifically. Funny how we're left with trusting a 3rd party for the data isn't it ? As a research enthusiast it's very frustrating and disturbing to say the least.... It's like someone saying "just trust me, it's correct".  BS ! I don't trust any of the numbers till I see factory documented proof.

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On 11/10/2018 at 11:32 AM, keiser31 said:

Here is a 1929 Chrysler that I saved from further deterioration here in Oregon. I got it by trading my 1967 Plymouth Belvedere station wagon for it. I sold it to a friend in Michigan and he sold it to a guy who got it running and put the nice tires on it.

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That ia a cool looking car , is it still  in Michigan ?

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