I came across this photograph of Grant Park, Chicago in 1934. I was wondering if someone could help me identify the cars in the front row. I've already picked out the Packard and the Buick (2nd and 3rd from the left)
The one to the right of the Buick is a Chrysler, perhaps?
Probably a Chrysler product. I would guess a Desoto. The next car is a short-lived variation of Buick for 1929. The bulge at the belt-line did not go well with the buying public in early '29 so they reigned it in sometime mid-year if I recall correctly what I read about it 45 years ago.
The sedan on the other side of the Packard may be a Stutz. I know they were one of the few with horizontal louvers in the hood. But I just don't know for sure, even though I know two people that have one each. Marmon, and their companion car Roosevelt also had horizontal louvers that early. Horizontal louvers became common with some major styling changes about 1933.
I am sure there must be a few cars in that lot that I would really like to have! Especially that Packard in the front row.
Thank you John Saylor for sharing this photo.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
The car in the last row under the Chevy bow-tie sign looks like a Dodge. (The one with the dark roof)
Imagine for a moment how much money would be sitting in that parking lot if it was today. I think some of those cars could bring six figures.
That must be where the rich people parked!
L to R: ? - Packard - Buick - ? - 1929 Buick - Hudson?
I will run the photo on T.O.M. and I am sure the viewers will ID all of them in time.
Walter P. Chrysler called the 1929 Buick,the pregnant Buick in early 1929.The name stuck,& sales dropped.The design was changed part way thru 1929 & sales improved.
I own a 1929 McLaughlin Buick,model 29-20,its just a great car for touring.
They must all be in the Chebby dealership in the left background looking at new cars!