What are some cool cars from the 1930s that i can daily drive?
- CactiJoeLv 61 month ago
Har, har, hardy, har, har! 1930's? Not going to find a daily driver from that era of cars. Most didn't have heaters, power steering, or brakes that were almost as bad as jumping out of the car and pushing backwards on the body as you rolled to a stop. Can't find replacement parts. Can't exactly manufacture replacement parts unless a tool and die company has a blueprint to look at.
Now, if you find one that has been restored and has a modern engine, tranny, brakes on it, then go for it.
- curmudgeon55Lv 71 month ago
Brother used to drive 1939 chevy sedan on county roads, occasional interstate and some city streets, was a uncles estate sale. Co worker used to drive 1931 model A to work, around town in Madison , Wi as daily driver, had the afermarket heater, defroster, very good in winter with the higher ground clearance. 1936 Ford V8 was used as daily driver, secondary until wanabee hot rodder offered enough. Some mostly restored model A s used by club members with the upgraded model with turn signals 40 hp engines tuned for 50hp good around town, county road with 55 mph speed limits. hydrualic brakes fro 1950 to 1970 F100 or similar can be quickly adapted . 1930 Chevy and Plymouths, dodges and the straight 8 Buick and Pontiacs have long time production engines, drive train, can cruise at 55 for long time, minor tuning, tweaking can get a 65 mph cruise for main hiways. .
- Trump 2020Lv 71 month ago
None that can go fast enough to drive on freeways without lots of modification. Those old cars have brakes operated by cables instead of hydraulic systems. They weren't designed for today's speeds.
MY old Ford has had extensive mods to make it safe, and fast enough to keep up with other cars.
- The DevilLv 71 month ago
Cadillac, Ford, LaSalle, Buick, Pontiac, Lincoln, Hudson, Chevrolet, Plymouth, DeSoto,, Nash, Oldsmobile, Oakland Automobile, Packard....not Jeep.
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- RobsteriarkLv 71 month ago
But I do have a friend in Cheltenham, England, who daily drives his 1937 Citroën Traction Avant for about six months of the year. They were so advanced that even today they drive really well, keep up with modern traffic, and most parts remain easy to get as they were manufactured into the late 1950s.
- John AldenLv 71 month ago
- Old Man DirtLv 71 month ago
The nice thing about cool 1930's cars is the availability of modern day counter parts. There are businesses that will build you a 1930's "retro rod" and any of them would be cool. They have modern power trains and up-dated suspensions (unless you prefer original equipment).
As a matter of fact- you could build your own.
Now selection is limited to mostly Fords with a few Chevy products.
My choice a modern day 1932 Crown Vic.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
I dont think any car from the 30s in original condition would be suitable for daily driving. You'd have to update it with modern systems like aircon and power steering, or just drive it on suitable weekends
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- ANDRE LLv 71 month ago
That's easy: None. Such a car would be a maintenance nightmare, with few to no parts available, and many issues with systems, the frame, and so on.