The purpose of this Blog

This blog is to detail my 43 years (1973 - 2016) with a 1928 Chevrolet tourer, affectionately called "The Red Chev".

The acquisition, restoration, improvements and my experiences over the years are covered in as much detail as I can remember.

Some of the later postings include car club outings and other vintage car items that I hope will be of interest to people.

If you have the time, scroll back to where it all began in 1973 and follow the journey so far.

Thanks for dropping by.

Regards Ray Dean

See my new section "The Red Chev - Repairs, Improvements, Maintenance and Technical Details" located on the left hand side of the screen.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

1935 Chev 3 Windoe Coupe

Found on eBay

A 1935 Chevrolet three window coupe.

Three window coupes are pretty hard to come by these days and I’m sure someone would love to

have it to restore or hot rod. You can find this SD Chevy here on eBay

in Appleton, Wisconsin with a current bid of $6,800.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

926 STAR Speedster, (from the 20's)

Found this on Ebay, not my style but I like and would love a Chevy Speedster

926 STAR Speedster, Roadster, Runabout out of many years in storage. I do not know very much on its history other than it was sold at a Seattle auto auction in the early 1980’s supposedly to a John Farrell. It may have been a race car back in the 20’s or 30’s and I seriously doubt if it was a backyard build as the sophistication in the construction of the body, grille and grille shell is beyond amateur workmanship and it is done entirely in steel. It still has the Continental 4 cylinder engine and original transmission and running gear. It needs to have the gas tank cleaned out to be a reliable runner and the lights need to be rewired. It just needs some basic maintenance issues. It still has the Star motometer, cloisonné grille shell emblem and the factory Star hubcaps. The tires are 30” X 3 ½”.

1937 Packard Super 8 Club Sedan

Found this on Ebay......... nice  

What a great old Packard hoping someone will buy it and make it go again.  It’s located in Cincinnati, Ohio and listed in this eBay listing

There is not much detail about the car. The body looks solid, the plating will have to be redone as part of the full restoration.

The interior also needs a full restoration, but its all there.

Look at the great condition of the dash, especially for an unrestored car

There is even a  parts car that goes with it

The Straight eight cylinder engine.