Category: Sedan

Postwar Lincoln Sedans – Milton Stern @Hemmings

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Postwar Lincoln Sedans from Hemmings Classic Car

I LIKE TO POST CARS FOR SALE ON Facebook to gauge my motorhead friends’ reactions. If a post just gets a lot of likes and maybe a few “It’s gorgeous,” “My grandfather had one,” or “I would love to have this” comments, the car probably isn’t an underdog. However, if the post elicits a heated discussion on high asking price, place in the market, styling, etc., folks, we have ourselves an underdog.

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Sears Allstate Tyres

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Looking at John’s Leatherback the other night I noticed that it had a really old set of Sears Allstate tyres fitted.

Did a bit of research on the Allstate brand and found an article on the Sears archive here and below

Today, when people think of Allstate, they think of automobile insurance. Over the years, however, Sears used the Allstate brand name on a wide variety of products for the automobile, from spark plugs to rebuilt automobile engines.

The Allstate brand began in 1925 as part of a national contest to name Sears’ new brand of automobile tires. Public response in the contest was overwhelming. Before it was over, 937,886 people submitted a total of 2,253,746 names. Entries came from every state and in 25 different languages. Hans Simonson of Bismarck, N.D., received a $5,000 cash prize for his winning entry Allstate.

In 1926, Sears adopted the trademark Allstate for initial use on automobile tires and tubes. The tires-guaranteed for 12,000 miles-quickly became big sellers in the catalog and at the new Sears, Roebuck and Co. retail stores (which first opened in 1925). Sears Chairman General Robert E. Wood credited the Allstate tire with making an important contribution to the success of Sears’ retail store program.

Sears formed the Allstate Insurance Company on April 17, 1931. Allstate offered low rates, available to customers through direct-mail sales (Sears catalogs) and through sales booths in Sears stores. Allstate eventually expanded into fire insurance.

The highpoint for the Allstate brand came in the 1950s and 1960s, when the brand appeared on a wide range of products, including garage door openers, fire extinguishers, motor scooters and camper shells. During these years, before seatbelts, heaters, radios, and air conditioners became standard equipment on automobiles, Sears offered a complete line of these accessories under the Allstate brand.

In 1952, Sears introduced the Allstate automobile. Built by the Kaiser-Frazer Corporation, the Allstate automobile came in two models: The Standard ($1,395) and the Delux ($1,796) models came with a choice of optional four- or six-cylinder engines and a transmission overdrive. All automobiles came with a 90-day guarantee. As popular as the insurance and accessories were, however, few people wanted to buy an entire car with the Allstate name. Disappointing sales caused the Allstate automobile to disappear from Sears stores after 1953.

By the end of the 1960s, Sears limited the Allstate brand name to insurance, tires, and automobile batteries. By the mid-1970s, Sears no longer used the Allstate brand on merchandise. In 1995, Allstate became completely independent after Sears divested its remaining shares to Sears’ stockholders, ending the company’s 70-year relationship with the brand it created.

Source

Sears Archive

 

An Update Visit to John’s!

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Popped over to see my good friend Mr Cochran this evening.

John has a really nice 1929 Model A Fordor Leatherback that he imported from the States which hadn’t run since the 70’s.

This car is possibly the most original Model A I’ve ever seen, the car had been sat in a barn for many years. As you can see and hear, John now has the car running beautifully!

 

The Classic Motor Show 2016

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Took a trip to the Birmingham NEC to visit the 2016 Classic  Motor Show.

A number of celebrities such as Edd China and Mike Brewer were in attendance.

American cars were well represented across the board in terms of both vehicles and clubs.

I popped in and had a chat with the guys on the MAFCGB stand and was made very welcome!

A day out all around!

Scott Mills’ 1928 Model A Sedan : The Right Recipe – From Royboy Productions

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Scott Mills superb 28 excellently snapped (as always :)) by Travis

Scott Mills’ 28 Photography by Travis at Royboy Productions

See the full glory over at Royboy Productions click!

Whilst you are there read Travis’s excellent blog and listen to the great “Chrome Pipes & Pinstripes” podcast.