OT - The Chevrolet Four, Challenges Ford in the Low-Priced Field

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david greenlees on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 07:12 am:



The Chevrolet Four, Challenges Ford in the Low-Priced Field: The quiet scene on the street outside James Baldwin’s dealership at 1201 S. Figueroa in the mid-1920s belies the pitched battle that Chevrolet and Ford were involved in for sales supremacy in the low-priced field at the time. In the ‘teens, a number of different four and six cylinder engines and even a V-8 powered various Chevrolet models. See and learn more of the story at: http://theoldmotor.com/?p=110364


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willis Jenkins on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 07:57 am:

David,

Very cool picture and article. It's all about the history. Thanks for posting.

Willis


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 09:09 am:

Yes - interesting! I wonder whether the Chevy or the Ford 4 cyl was the more technologically advanced ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Killecut on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 09:27 am:

Well, by the numbers still around, we sure know which one lasted longer!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 03:59 pm:

Well i had a 27 chevy engine in a doodlebug and a friend had a 28 nicely made pick up. The Chevy had a little more power than the T but in 1911 Ford got the valve's out of the dirt.I'm sure it was at least 10 years before GM did the same? the valve's were easier to adjust in the Chevy but could you beat the oil clutch in the Ford?I think the Chevy engine was sort of like all the others that came along after Ford put the world on wheels! Bud.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tony Bowker on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 04:44 pm:

The building now appears to be the LA Convention Center.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Spaziano, Bellflower, CA. on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 06:02 pm:

Winslow B. Felix Chevrolet is not far from there. They've been in business at their location since 1920.

I wonder if Baldwin Chevrolet encroached on Felix's franchise territory and was pushed out.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willis Jenkins on Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 10:48 am:

By the numbers still around? Let's see: Ford Model T 15,000,000 production run. Chevrolet 490 633,000 production run. No wonder there are more Model T's still around!

Willis


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 06:08 pm:

I forgot to say i never had a free start from a Chevy but i have cranked them! Bud.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Bohlen, Severn MD on Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 08:39 pm:

Is that a T roadster pickup out front.....


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