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Pulp Automobiles, Motorcyles, Tractors and So Forth

Page history last edited by Michael 4 months, 1 week ago

back to Land Transportation ; also see Armored Fighting Vehicles

 

     Keep in mind that there are often steep import taxes on motor vehicles -- American manufacturers often face a 20% tariff in Europe, for example. In France, there's a tariff (amount unknown so far) and a 35% tax on the purchase price of a car (new or otherwise).

     During the Depression, used cars from the 1920s -- even luxury cars -- can be purchased in America for $200 or less (among other issues, they use a lot of fuel). A used Ford Model T, in good condition, costs $50 to $75; a beat-up but running Model T can be bought for $15.

     Keywords are:  (country name), sport, fast (100+ mph), cheap ($600/£120 or less for automobiles), expensive ($1500/£300 or more for automobile), off-road, truck, motorcycle.

 

  1. Adler Diplomat
  2. Adler Trumpf
  3. Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Lungo
  4. Aston Martin Mk II
  5. Auburn 851 Speedster
  6. Avions Voisin C23
  7. Austin Seven
  8. Austin Litchfield 10/4 Saloon de Luxe
  9. Austin Twelve-4
  10. Austin York Saloon
  11. Bentley 3-1/2 Litre Saloon
  12. Bentley 4-1/2 Litre Blower
  13. Bentley Speed Six
  14. Bentley 8-Litre
  15. Brough Superior SS100
    1. B.S.A. Model Ten
    2. Buick Model 57
      1. Buick Model 57S Special
        1. Buick Model 60
        2. Buick Model 66C
        3. Buick Model 96
        4. Bugatti Type 55
        5. Bugatti Type 41 Royale
        6. Bugatti Type 46
        7. Bugatti Type 50T
        8. Cadillac Series 452-C
        9. Cadillac Series 370-C
        10. Caterpillar Sixty
        11. Chevrolet Standard Mercury
        12. Chevrolet Master Eagle
        13. Chrysler Croydon
        14. Chrysler Kew
        15. Chrysler Wimbledon
        16. Chrysler CG Imperial
        17. Citroen Traction Avant
        18. Citroen-Kegresse C6 P19
        19. Daimler Double Six Drophead Coupe
        20. Delahaye Type 135
        21. Dodge Eight
        22. Cord Model 812 "Phantom Corsair"
        23. Duesenberg J
        24. Duesenberg SJ
        25. Duesenberg SJ Special
        26. Fiat 508
        27. Fiat Ardita 518 C
        28. Ford Model B
        29. Ford BB
        30. Ford V-8
        31. Ford Y-type
        32. Frazer-Nash TT Replica
        33. Gaz AA
        34. Gaz AAA
        35. Harley-Davidson VL
        36. Henderson KJ
        37. Hillman Minx
        38. Hillman Wizard
        39. Hispano-Suiza Type 68
        40. Horch 670
        41. Hotchkiss Type 620
        42. Hudson Terraplane
        43. Hupmobile K
        44. Indian 101 Scout
          1. Indian Chief
            1. Indian Four
              1. Kurogane Type 95
              2. Lagonda 16/80
              3. Lancia 3RO
              4. Maybach DS8 Zeppelin
              5. Mercedes-Benz Type 170 V
              6. Mercedes-Benz Type 260 D
              7. Mercedes-Benz Type 290
              8. Mercedes-Benz Type 710 SSK
              9. Mercedes-Benz Type 770 “Grosser” limousine
              10. Morris Minor
              11. Morris Ten
              12. Opel Blitz
              13. Packard Twin Six
              14. Peugeot 301
              15. Plymouth Standard Six
              16. Plymouth Deluxe Six
              17. Renault Monaquatre
              18. Renault Celtaquatre
              19. Renault Primastella
              20. Renault Vivasport
              21. Rolls Royce Phantom II
              22. Stutz DV-32
              23. Thorneycroft Type A2 lorry
              24. Thorneycroft Type J lorry
                1. Vauxhall Cadet VY Saloon
                2. White Motor truck

                 

                Adler Diplomat

                four door sedan, cabriolet or saloon, 59 HP to 64 HP straight-6 engine, introduced 1934, priced at 6750 RM. Keywords:  Germany.

                 

                Adler Trumpf

                a range of light, cheap sedans and coupes available from 1932, with front wheel drive. Most are priced around 4000 RM. Keywords:  Germany, cheap.

                 

                Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Lungo

                2 seat (+ 2 seat rear space), 2 door open sports car; supercharged straight-8 140 cid engine, 142 HP as road car, 178 HP as race car, top speed 100 to 110 mph depending on version; expensive, very agile cars. Won at Le Mans from 1931 till 1934 and in the Mille Miglia of 1932, 1933 and 1934. There is also a long wheelbase 4-seater. Keywords:  Italy, sport, fast, expensive.

                 

                Aston Martin Mk II

                2 seat (+ 2 seat rear area), 2 door open roadster; straight-4 91 cid (1-1/2 litre) engine, top speed 100 mph -- a high-performance version is the "Le Mans", priced at £750. Keywords:  Britain, sport, expensive, fast.

                 

                Auburn 851 Speedster

                2 seat, 2 door roadster; 150 HP inline-8 supercharged 280 cid engine, six speed transmission, 3700 lbs, 127" wheelbase, top speed 104 mph, 0-60 in 15 seconds; $2245 FOB Auburn, Indiana (basic non-custom, non-supercharged 120" wheelbase models were as low as $745); with taxes, freight, options the more typical price "at your home" was $3700. Auburn also produced sedans (4 door, 5 passenger), cabriolets (2 door, 2 passenger), broughams (2 doors, 5 passengers), hard-top coupes (2 doors, 2 passengers), and phaeton sedans (4 doors, 5 passengers). Keywords:  America, fast, expensive.

                 

                Avions Voisin C23

                Several different designs by this French maker -- the C23 is roughly the most produced in 1934-35 (see also the C25, C26, and C28). Often produced without bodies (for custom coach builders) factory-bodied examples usually have aluminum bodies and very strikingly "modern" Art Deco appearance. Very low production numbers, almost none after 1936, but many were custom made with idiosyncratic elements. Most are not super fast (up to 85 mph), but with many useful features (e.g., two radios, automatic sliding sun roof) and supremely reliable engines (often V12). Voison was an aviation enthusiast. Keywords:  France, expensive.

                 

                Austin Seven

                4 seat, 2 door sedan or convertible; straight-4 45 cid engine, top speed 52 mph; costs about $500 new; durable but eccentric. Extremely common in the UK, copied in Germany (Dixi/BMW), France (Rosengarts), the US (American Austin), and Japan (Nissan). Keywords:  Britain, Germany, France, America, Japan, cheap.

                 

                Austin Litchfield 10/4 Saloon de Luxe

                The "Austin Ten" was a popular small car in Britain from 1932 onwards; it's a step up in size from the Austin Seven. All sorts of body types are available:  saloon, tourer, a slightly faster sport model, a van, and even a pickup. The 4 cylinder engine produces 21 horsepower (but is rated at 10 HP for tax purposes in the UK); top speed 55 mph. In 1935 the basic model saloon (4 door sedan) costs £155; for £172 you can get the de Luxe saloon (with opening roof and leather upholstery). Photo here. Keywords:  Britain.

                 

                Austin Twelve-4

                The standard London taxi since 1929.

                 

                Austin York Saloon

                7 seat sedan version of the Austin Sixteen, with a straight-6 engine of 43 HP (taxable horsepower 18).  £328 in 1935. Photo here. Keywords:  Britain, expensive.

                 

                Bentley 3-1/2 Litre Saloon

                5 seat, 4 door sedan; straight-6 224 cid engine, top speed 90 mph; $5250, 2 door convertibles slightly faster (100 mph). Keywords:  Britain, expensive.

                 

                Bentley 4-1/2 Litre Blower

                5 seat, 2 door convertible sports car; supercharged straight-4 268 cid (180 HP) engine, top speed 110 mph, or 133 mph in racing trim (but only 2.5 miles per gallon though). The fastest street-legal car in the world in 1934 -- eclipsed by the supercharged Duesenberg that same year. Alas, not very reliable:  they never won a major race. Introduced 1930; fictional owners include James Bond and John Steed. Keywords:  Britain, sport, fast, expensive.

                 

                Bentley Speed Six

                2 seat, two-door automobile (though body type depended on customer and coachbuilder, wheelbases available from 138", 140.5" or 152", and some were 5-seat 4-door cars), 403 cid 180 HP straight-6 engine, top speed about 100 mph (less if it's carrying a saloon or limousine body, of course). A very advanced car, with power brakes, overhead cams, twin carburetors; the racing version is tuned to produce 200 HP. 1930 was the last year of production, replaced by the 8-Litre Bentley.  Keywords:  Britain, sport, fast, expensive. A "sportsman's coupe" version.

                 

                Bentley 8-Litre

                Large, sophisticated motor cars from 1930, with straight-6 488 cid engine, all body styles of this big British car were guaranteed to make 100 mph. W.O. Bentley was of the opinion that if you wanted a faster car ... put in a bigger engine. $6500 for chassis alone, up to $10,000 for complete car (the example shown is a 7-seat, 4-door dual-cowl touring car). Keywords:  Britain, sport, fast, expensive.

                 

                Brough Superior SS100

                A very fast British touring and racing motorcycle, custom-built -- only a bit more than 100 are built each year, with a cost of £130 to £180. It runs on gasoline and castor oil, about equally. The 60.9 cubic inch V-twin engine produces 45 horsepower; top speed is 100 mph. There's also a sidecar available, with extra fuel carried in the sidecar frame. This is about the fastest, most expensive "stock" motorcycle available. Keywords:  Britain, sport, fast, motorcycle

                 

                B.S.A. Model Ten

                Two door saloon; in 1933 cost was £235. Keywords:  Britain.

                 

                Buick Model 57

                4 seat sedan; 86 HP eight cylinder engine. Cost in 1933, $1910. Keywords:  America, expensive.

                 

                Buick Model 57S Special

                5 seat sedan; 78 HP eight cylinder engine. Cost in 1932, $1080. Keywords:  America.

                 

                Buick Model 60

                7 seat sedan; 98 HP six cylinder engine. Cost in 1930, $1910. Keywords:  America, expensive.

                 

                Buick Model 66C

                2-4 seat two-door convertible rumble-seat coupe; 100 HP eight cylinder engine. Cost in 1934, $1495. Keywords:  America.

                 

                Buick Model 96

                5 seat two-door coupe; 104 HP eight cylinder engine. Cost in 1931, $1755. Keywords:  America, expensive.

                 

                Bugatti Type 55

                2 seat open roadster; supercharged straight-8 138 cid engine, top speed 112 mph; lightweight and agile. Less than 40 were made, $20,000+; a coupe-bodied version is also available. Keywords:  Italy, sport, fast, expensive.

                 

                Bugatti Type 41 Royale

                6 seat, 4 door limousine; straight-8 779 cid engine, top speed 99 mph; only six built, and only three were sold, to a dentist, a manufacturer, and an obstetrician; $42,000. Keywords:   Italy, fast, expensive.

                 

                Bugatti Type 46

                5 seat, 4 door sedan or limousine; supercharged straight-8 327 cid engine, top speed 96 mph; $10,000 or so. Keywords:  Italy, expensive.

                 

                Bugatti Type 50T

                5 seat, 4 door touring sedan; supercharged straight-8 303 cid engine, top speed 106 mph; $20,000 or so. Keywords:  Italy, fast, expensive.

                 

                Cadillac Series 452-C

                40 different body types available, even though only 126 produced in 1933; V-16 452 cid 185 HP engine, top speed 95 mph; $6250 - $8000, 7 seat limousine $6600, armored versions costing up to $20,000. Keywords:  America, expensive.

                 

                Cadillac Series 370-C

                29 different body types available; V-12 368 cid 135 HP engine, top speed 95+ mph; 2 door roadster with 4 seats (+ rumble seat) $3495, 2 door convertible coupe $3545, 7 seat 4 door sedan $3745. Keywords:  America, expensive.

                 

                Caterpillar Sixty

                tracked hauler, of ten tons weight, in production from 1919 to 1931, and very widely distributed. 4 cylinder gasoline engine of 60 HP, with three forward speeds, one reverse; drawbar pull is 12,360 pounds. Various attachments, such as bulldozer blades, can be fitted; cabs are available. The replacement vehicle, introduced in 1931, is the "Diesel 60" or D-60; factory Caterpillars are yellow from 1932.  Keywords:  America, off-road.

                 

                Chevrolet Standard Mercury

                4 seat, 2 door sedan; straight-6 181 cid engine, top speed about 70 mph; $500. Keywords:  America, cheap.

                 

                Chevrolet Master Eagle

                4 seat, 4 door sedan; straight-6 194 cid engine, top speed about 70 mph; $600. Keywords:  America, cheap.

                 

                Chrysler Croydon

                4 seat, 2- or 4-door sedan. Sold in Great Britain and Ireland; actually a DeSoto Airflow with different markings. About £350. Keywords:  Britain, expensive.

                 

                Chrysler Kew

                4 seat, 2- or 4-door sedan, with 170 cubic inch straight-6 engine. Sold in Great Britain and Ireland; actually a Plymouth with different markings. About £300. Keywords:  Britain.

                 

                Chrysler Wimbledon

                4 seat, 2- or 4-door sedan. Sold in Great Britain and Ireland; actually a Plymouth with different markings. About £340. Keywords:  Britain.

                 

                Chrysler CG Imperial

                4 seat, 4 door dual-cowl phaeton; straight-8 125 HP engine, top speed about 70 mph; $3,575. Keywords:  America, expensive.

                 

                Citroen Traction Avant

                4 seat, 4 door sedan (Berline, Cabriolet, and Faux Cabriolet versions); straight-4 116 cid 60 HP engine (as the 11CV model) with front wheel drive, top speed 62 mph, gas tank 11 gallons, 24 mpg; first sold in March of 1934. The trunk can only be accessed from the inside, by folding up the back of the rear seat. About $500? Keywords:  France, cheap.

                 

                Citroen-Kegresse C6 P19

                8 seat, 4 door half-track, in truck or open sedan configurations; straight-6 162 cid engine, top speed 31 mph, and all speeds available in reverse; $3000?, used on many expeditions to the arctic, deserts, and mountains of the world. Keywords:  France, expensive, truck, off-road.

                 

                Daimler Double Six Drophead Coupe

                4 seat, 2 door convertible; V-12 433 cid engine, 150 HP; also available in other, less sporty 4-door body styles (up to 7 passenger limos). Keywords:  Britain, expensive.

                 

                Delahaye Type 135

                a two-door sports touring car, most are sold without bodies. Since 1933 the company's cars have been winning a lot of races. The engine is a 110 HP straight-6, and a mildly-tuned version can reach 100 mph. Keywords:  France, fast, expensive.

                 

                Dodge Eight

                5 seat, 4 door sedan; straight-8 221 cid engine, top speed about 85 mph; $1100. Keywords:  America.

                 

                Cord Model 812 "Phantom Corsair"

                4 seat, 2 door coupe; straight-8 288 cid engine, 190 HP, top speed 115 mph; $24000, one-of-a-kind streamlined car, front-wheel-drive, electric gear shifting, electric windows, electric door opening, instruments include altimeter, barometer and compass. Rear seat faces towards the rear. Actually built in 1938. Keywords:  America, fast, expensive.

                 

                Duesenberg J

                4 seat, 4 door convertible; straight-8 420 cid 265 HP engine, top speed 116 mph; $17,000 (the bare chassis alone is at least $9,000), 2.6 tons, very reliable. Keywords:  America, fast, expensive.

                 

                Duesenberg SJ

                4 seat, 2 door convertible; supercharged straight-8 420 cid 320 HP engine, top speed 130 mph; $21,000 up, 2.5 tons, reliable. Keywords:  America, fast, expensive.

                 

                Duesenberg SJ Special

                2 seat open roadster; supercharged, carefully tuned straight-8 420 cid 400 HP engine, top speed 160 mph (keep in mind that the world land speed record had been about 170 mph in 1926); $26,000 up, 2.5 tons, reliable (24 hours at 150 mph, for example -- the world's land speed record for 24 hours). This record-setting car is however perfectly street legal, with headlights, tail-lights, doors, spare tire, etc. Very powerful and loud -- the fasted production cars in the world from September 1932. Keywords:  America, fast, expensive.

                 

                Fiat 508

                a range of light 2 door cars, with seats for 2 or 4 persons (sports, coupe, van) first deliveries in July of 1932, one of the first "peoples' cars" -- twelve thousand were sold in the first year of production! Price in 1932 for a basic model:  10,800 lire. A few 4-door "torpedo" versions were built, including a variant for the Italian colonial military. Also built under license in Czechoslovakia, Poland, Germany and France. Keywords:  Italy, cheap.

                 

                Fiat Ardita 518 C

                four door sedan. Keywords:  Italy, cheap.

                 

                Ford Model B

                Successor to the famous Model A starting in the 1932 model year, until the 1935 model year. Available in various 2 and 4 door configurations, deluxe or standard trim, and as a pickup truck, station wagon, delivery van, etc.. Comes with a 50 HP four-cylinder 201 cid engine derived from the Model A engine. Price ranged from $490 to $650 -- note that the V-8 (see below) could be had for just $10 more! In Europe, the B model remained in production a few more years (where nation tax schemes often affected sales of large-engined cars). All of these come with black fenders and wire wheels. Keywords:  America, cheap

                 

                Ford BB

                Two-door truck; V-8 221 cid engine, top speed 50 mph. Introduced 1932, built as dump trucks, school buses, tankers, stakebed trucks, etc. as generally 1-1/2 ton capacity vehicles. $600. Keywords:  America, cheap.

                 

                Ford V-8

                The best-selling automobile of the Ford company starting in the 1932 model year, until the 1935 model year. Available in various 2 and 4 door configurations, deluxe or standard trim, and as a pickup truck, station wagon, delivery van, etc.. This car is a slightly longer version of the unpopular Model B, with a 65 to 75 HP flathead 221 cid V-8 engine; top speed about 75 to 80 mph. Depending on body type and trim package, the price ranged from $500 to $660 (just $10 more than the Model B). All of these come with black fenders and wire wheels. There is also a Model BB truck, available with the same engine and other parts as this automobile, but with a heavy-duty frame, transmission, axles, and wheels (most BB trucks had the 4-cylinder engine of the Model B, though). Keywords:  America, cheap.

                  • The later term "deuce coupe" refers to mid-Thirties Ford V-8 coupes, modified as hot rods.

                 

                Ford Y-type

                The European version of the Model B, built in local factories from 1932 to the late Thirties, with various local model names. Price around $500. Keywords:  Britain, Germany, Austria, France, cheap.

                 

                Frazer-Nash TT Replica

                British competition sports car, with two seats and no top. The "replica" version is sold for street use; it has a timber frame, aluminum body, and a chain-drive transmission. The company will customize about every feature; not a lot are sold each year. Keywords:  Britain, fast, expensive.

                 

                Gaz AA

                Two-door truck, 2x4 (duals on rear axle), rear axle driven; 4-cyl 40 HP engine, top speed 45 mph. Introduced 1932, built as dump trucks, tankers, stakebed trucks, etc. as generally 1-1/2 ton capacity vehicles; plus the basis for some armored cars. Fuel tank 10.5 gallons liters, consumption 13 miles per gallon. Soviet standard vehicle, built with Ford assistance; it's pretty much a copy of the Ford Model AA truck.  Keywords:  Russia, Soviet Union, truck.

                 

                Gaz AAA

                Two-door truck, 4x6 (duals on rear axles), rear axles driven; 4-cyl 50 HP engine, top speed 40 mph. Introduced 1933, built as dump trucks, tankers, stakebed trucks, etc. and other roughly 2 ton capacity vehicles; plus the basis for some armored cars. Fuel tank 26 gallons liters, consumption 9 miles per gallon. Soviet standard vehicle, built with Ford assistance. Keywords:  Russia, Soviet Union.  Keywords:  Russia, Soviet Union, truck.

                 

                Harley-Davidson VL

                A big, fast, rugged motorcycle, favored by many police departments. Very good fuel economy. Price $200 for fleet purchases, probably closer to $300 to the public. Keywords:  America, fast, motorcycle.

                 

                Henderson KJ

                Very reliable motorcycle, a straight-4, 80 cid, 40 HP, three forward speeds -- most powerful production motorcycle. Top speed 110 mph (and the Model KL is even faster). Alas, production ended in July of 1931. Keywords:  America, fast, motorcycle.

                 

                Hillman Minx

                four door family sedan, produced from 1931, 30 HP. Keywords:  Britain, cheap.

                 

                Hillman Wizard

                Sedan, engine is straight-6 of 16 or 20 HP. Produced from 1931 to 1933, price was £280. Keywords:  Britain.

                 

                Hispano-Suiza Type 68

                Various body styles; V-12 690 cid engine, top speed 100 mph, 0-60 mph in 10 seconds, power brakes; very expensive. Keywords:  France, fast, expensive.

                 

                Horch 670

                4 seat, 2 door convertible cabriolet; V-12 368 cid engine, top speed 81 mph; expensive and reliable German car. Keywords:  Germany, expensive.

                 

                Hotchkiss Type 620

                2- and 4-door luxury automobiles in various styles (normally sold without bodies). Price in 1933, with typical sedan body, 49,800 francs. Powered by a 6 cylinder engine. Keywords:  France, expensive.

                 

                Hudson Terraplane

                4 seat, 2 door rumble-seat coupe; straight-6 193 cid engine, top speed 71 mph; $750. Keywords:  America.

                 

                Hupmobile K

                4 seat, 2 door convertible coupe. Keywords:  America.

                 

                Indian 101 Scout

                Production of this motorcycle began in April of 1928. Equipped with a V-twin 45 cid 40 HP motor, three forward speeds, 370 lbs. -- good handling, very reliable. A well-tuned, racing Scout can reach 107 mph on a dry lake bed, but stock models are not so fast -- Scouts win races due to reliability. Cost $370. Has a small luggage grille over the rear wheel. Keywords:  America, off-road, motorcycle.

                 

                Indian Chief

                A larger motorcycle, in production since 1922. Equipped with a V-twin 61 cid 40 HP motor, three forward speeds, 3-1/8 gallon fuel tank; 425 lbs. (there is also the "Big Chief" with a 74 cid engine), very reliable, cost $435. Has a small luggage rack over the rear wheel, or a pillion seat; various sidecars and three-wheelers are options (weight of standard sidecar is 198 lbs); the California Highway Patrol and the LAPD's motorcycle cops drive Big Chiefs. Keywords:  America, off-road, motorcycle.

                 

                Indian Four

                A four-cylinder motorcycle; up to 1932 this mostly an Indian Scout with a different (77 cid) engine; from 1932 it's mostly an Indian Chief with the same four-cylinder engine. It's $400 or more, and more than half were sold to police departments -- four-cylinder motorcycles are considered smoother-riding, and have better acceleration. The oil pan and crank case are vulnerable to damage if driven off-road. Keywords:  America, motorcycle.

                 

                Kurogane Type 95

                3 seat staff/reconnaissance car; air-cooled 85 cid V2 engine of 33 HP (basically a copy of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine), with selectable two- or four-wheel drive. Fuel capacity is 12.9 gallons, with fuel consumption 31 miles per gallon. Top speed is 43 mph. Weight about 2300 pounds, length 11' 8", width 4' 1". An open-topped (with fabric roof) 'jeep' developed in 1935 for the Japanese army. A pedestal mount can be installed between the two front seats for a light machine gun to be fired by the rear seat passenger (standing up to do so). Keywords:  Japan, off-road.

                 

                Lagonda 16/80

                Available as 2-door sports care, 4-door touring car, 4 door sedan. 6-cylinder engine, top speed about 80 mph. Produced 1932 to 1934. Keywords:  Britain, expensive.

                 

                In the Agatha Christie's Poirot series, Captain Hastings drives a Lagonda.

                 

                Lancia 3RO

                closed cab truck; 93 HP, 420 cid straight-5 diesel engine; top speed 27 mph, range 270 miles (28 gallon fuel tank, 9.5 miles per gallon); available with various van bodies, passenger bus, water or gas 5000 liter tank body, flatbed and standard "lorry" bed (into which the Italian army could cram 32 men) -- during WW2 there are also versions fitted with various autocannons, 90mm guns or howitzers in the bed (heavy cannons require fitting and using stabilizer jacks). Can carry 6 tons of cargo, gross weight 12 tons; can tow up to 15 ton loads. A standard Italian military truck from the mid-Thirties until 1965, very sturdy and reliable; the British and Germans often made use of captured Lancia trucks during WW2.  Keywords:  Italy, truck..

                 

                Maybach DS8 Zeppelin

                5 seat 4 door sedan; V-12 488 cid engine, top speed 100 mph; $20000+, 3.8 tons, huge cars with poor handling. Keywords:  Germany, fast, expensive.

                 

                Mercedes-Benz Type 170 V

                5 seat, 4 door sedan; 38 HP straight-4 gasoline engine, top speed 65 mph, range 265 miles from 12 gallon tank. Weight 1.2 tons. $900 to $1440, depending on body (cabriolet, limousine, 2-door, station wagon, roadster, etc.). In production from 1935, widely used by the German military as staff cars also.  Keywords:  Germany.

                 

                Mercedes-Benz Type 260 D

                four door sedan. Keywords:  Germany.

                 

                Mercedes-Benz Type 290

                four door sedan or saloon; price in 1931 was 7950 RM. Keywords:  Germany.

                 

                Mercedes-Benz Type 710 SSK

                2 seat, 2 door roadster/sports car; supercharged straight-6 431 cid engine, 225+ HP, top speed 118 mph; $10,000 or so, weight about 2 tons. Only about 400 were built from 1928 to 1932; it was for a couple of years the fasted street-legal production car. Keywords:  Germany, fast, expensive.

                 

                Mercedes-Benz Type 770 “Grosser” limousine

                7 seat, 4 door convertible limousine; supercharged straight-8 470 cid engine, top speed ?? ; big cars for German big shots. Keywords:  Germany, expensive.

                 

                Morris Minor

                2 seat, 2 door convertible coupe; straight-4 52 cid engine, top speed 56 mph, 0-50 in 27 sec; $500, 51% of the British market. Keywords:  Britain, cheap.

                 

                Morris Ten

                four door sedan. Keywords:  Britain, cheap.

                 

                Opel Blitz

                closed cab truck; 68 HP, 221 cid 6 cylinder engine; top speed 53 mph, gets 9 miles per gallon of gasoline or kerosene, fitted with 22 gallon fuel tank; available with van body, 1200 liter tank body, and standard "lorry" bed. Can carry 1.75 tons of cargo, gross weight 3.75 tons. Tough, cheap and reliable, a later (1937) redesign becomes the standard WW2 German medium truck. Price $1,000 to $1,200 depending on wheelbase and body type.  Keywords:  Germany, truck.

                 

                Packard Twin Six

                4 seat, 2 door convertible coupe; V-12 446 cid engine, top speed 93 mph; $7000, very reliable, used by presidents and ganglords. Keywords:  America, expensive.

                 

                Peugeot 301

                four door sedan, produced 1932 to 1936. Several slight variations (2 door cabriolet, 2 door coupe, 3 door van, etc.) were also made. Price in 1934 was 20,500 francs for the basic sedan. Powered by a 4 cylinder engine of 35 HP, top speed 62 mph in the least-boxy body styles. A common taxi in France. Keywords:  France.

                 

                Plymouth Standard Six

                5 seat, 2 door sedan; straight-6 190 cid engine; top speed about 75 mph; $500, also as 4 door sedan, business coupe. Keywords:  America, cheap.

                 

                Plymouth Deluxe Six

                5 seat, 4 door sedan; straight-six 190 cid engine; top speed about 75 mph; $600, also a coupe, rumble-seat coupe, 2-door coupe, convertible. Keywords:  America, cheap.

                 

                Renault Monaquatre

                two door or four door saloon car, in production 1931-1935. Powered by a 25 to 35 HP four-cylinder engine. Keywords:  France, cheap.

                 

                Renault Celtaquatre

                two door cabriolet or coupe, or four door saloon car, in production 1934-1938. Price for the four-door version was 16,900 francs in 1934; two-tone paint schemes are standard (single color paint costs 400 francs extra). Powered by a 34 HP four-cylinder engine, top speed 62 mph. Keywords:  France.

                 

                Renault Primastella

                luxury car, produced 1932 to 1935. Body styles were 2- or 4-door convertible, or 4 door sedan. Engine is a 6-cylinder of 85 HP; top speed is 81 mph. Price is about 40,000 to 60,000 francs. Keywords:  France, expensive.

                 

                Renault Vivasport

                a range of two- and four-door smallish cars, in every possible body style. Produced 1933 to 1938, powered by a 6-cylinder engine of 80 to 95 HP, top speed 77 mph. Prices in 1935 range from 35,000 francs for the basic 4-door sedan to 40,000 francs for the 2-door sports models. Keywords:  France, expensive.

                 

                Rolls Royce Phantom II

                4 seat, 4 door chauffeured coupe; straight-6 467 cid engine, top speed 90 mph (depends on bodywork); very reliable. Keywords:  Britain, expensive.

                 

                Stutz DV-32

                4 seat, 2 door convertible coupe; straight-8 302 cid engine, top speed 110 mph; very reliable; $3,595. Keywords:  America, fast, expensive.

                 

                Thorneycroft Type A2 lorry

                open cab truck; 40 HP, 221 cid 4 cylinder engine; top speed 30 mph, gets 18 miles per gallon of gasoline or kerosene, fitted with 10 gallon fuel tank; $2500, available with van body, tip (dump) body, 350 gallon water tank body, flatbed, stakebed, hinged-side bed, and "War Department" body; a small coach (20 seats) or omnibus body can be fitted on a slightly longer chassis. Can carry 2 tons of cargo, gross weight 3.7 tons. Keywords:  Britain, truck

                 

                Thorneycroft Type J lorry

                open cab truck; 50 HP, 378 cid 4 cylinder engine; top speed 23 mph in 4th gear; $4000, available with van body, tip (dump) body, water tank body, flatbed, stakebed, hinged-side bed, and "War Department" body; coach and omnibus bodies are also available on a slightly longer chassis, and "tractor" versions on a shorter chassis. Can carry over 4 tons of cargo, gross weight almost 9 tons; tires are solid rubber (duals on rear axle), although pneumatic tires were available as an option. Keywords:  Britain, truck

                 

                Vauxhall Cadet VY Saloon

                four-door sedan. Keywords:  Britain, cheap.

                 

                White Motor truck

                closed cab truck; 54 HP, 4.3 liter 6-cylinder engine, with 16 gallon fuel tank. The basic chassis can be had in various lengths, with tandem wheels, etc. Available as semi-tractor, van body, flatbed, stakebed, dump, tank, fire truck, bus, etc.; and of course there are many optional equipment items. Weight 7 tons (for a two-axle, four-wheel truck), length 27'; the typical cargo bed or body for a two-axle truck is 15' long. Price of course depends on equipment and size, but about $3000 to $6000.  Keywords:  America, truck.

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