Too bad they didn't last as long as the Ford! For every 100 Model T's you might see one old Chevy.
I see a roadster on the left! I think that photo is taken in Fremont, California. There are probably houses all over those hills now.
I wonder why no front fenders?
With the lack of rain in California they didn't need them! It's a California assembly plant, note the sign on the building.
Maybe they were sent by train, and could be packed much better with the fenders beside them or inside the car. Model T's were sent with all fenders off during the same period.
There is one on ebay right now if anyone is interested.http://www.ebay.com/itm/161988122070?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
No fenders? probably GM cost cutting like their trucks of today with the rectangular wheel wells. They sure save a lot of sheet metal, must believe round plug goes in a square hole, laugh every time I see one.
Here's a picture of the latest from Chevy:
You might get a smooth ride if you find a road like this!
With tires like those on the blue truck above, it is no wonder that GMC is advertising that its "ride control" reads and makes 100,000 adjustments per minute on its new pickups.
Oakland California, the Eastmont mall is now there. This was the main Oakland plant and I believe opened in 1917. After Durant went bust, Chevrolet purchased the Durant/Star plant on San Leandro Blvd. in Oakland and made it the Chevrolet truck plant. Engines and other heavy components were trucked over there from this location.
I suspect that this picture taking opportunity was available because they were having trouble in the fender department and "stock piled" the almost finished cars to await fenders rather than stop production.
These are "490" Models
I grew up a couple of miles away.
Tom, now that really made me laugh, now it matches. Terry, another good laugh, just what everyone needs, a truck that adjusts it's ride 100,000 times per minute. I can imagine the repair bill on that one.
An early Chevy photo:
I worked construction on the Eastmont Mall when it was being built. Here is some additional info on the GM plant at that location
My third most favorite vehicle after the T speedster and the wife's Crown Vic.
Gary that is one fine looking car!
Thanks Mark. Got it before getting interested in Ts.