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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BeatnikPirate, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. BeatnikPirate
    Joined: May 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,416

    from Media, Pa.

    They only made 128 of 'em. I saw this one today.

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  2. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,191


    cool, a 38 splitwindow sedan, never saw one before. Thanks
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 324


    cool thanks for sharing
  4. pila38
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
    Posts: 763


    Now I've seen everything. Very cool.

  5. scrubba
    Joined: Jul 20, 2010
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    Were these automobiles made in South America , Australia , where ? scrubba
  6. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 6,066

    banjeaux bob
    from alaska

    Very cool! They made some similar in
    Australia.They call them "slopers" . Do a HAMB search,there should be a thread.
  7. green53ford
    Joined: Mar 4, 2009
    Posts: 206

    from Wisconsin

    That's an Australian sloper.
  8. That is a cool car and I learn some thing every day
  9. No, according to the very nice, and probably, costly, sign, it is a "Slopper".
    I dunno, looks pretty nice to me. Maybe it was sloppy when he first got it.;)
  10. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 1,579


    Sign says "Slopper", plate says "Sloper"....who ya gonna believe ??
  11. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,899

    from Oregon

    Never even knew they made them! Pretty neat!
  12. arkiehotrods
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  13. Chrisbcritter
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
    Posts: 1,902


    "Slopper"? That's like calling Von Dutch a "stripper" :D.
    Nice body style. I can see it chopped with a hardtop treatment...
  14. EZ Cool
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
    Posts: 261

    EZ Cool
    Alliance Vendor

    Cool, new one on me and I've owned a 38 Chevy for 40 years. I thought I'd seen them all.
  15. impala59
    Joined: Jun 21, 2010
    Posts: 498

    from vallejo,ca

    im learning something new everyday on the hamb.
  16. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,930


    Very different, and very cool too !!
    Thanks for sharing !
  17. morepwr
    Joined: Sep 22, 2012
    Posts: 54

    from socal

  18. Here is a Pontiac version:


  19. From: Hotrods Down Under

    A unique Australian design

    The Sloper is a unique name given to Australian bodied GM and Ford of the mid to late 30's. These bodies were first used on Oldsmobile, Chevrolet and Pontiac Chassis in 1935 and were designed by General Motors Holdens.
    Richards Body Builders added the style to Dodge and Plymouth in 1937 and Ford Australia used the style in 1939/40. In addition a sloper style was also produced on Nash.
    While Ford called their body a Tudor, GMH named the style an All Enclosed Coupe.

    Dodge / Chrysler

    Little is documented about the Richards Bodied Plymouth and Dodge Slopers. Certainly examples of both exist for 1937 and 1938. Richards Body Builders of South Australia contracted to Chrysler Australia to produce coupe bodies through the mid to late 30's. While appearing to resemble the Ford and GM Sloper style the body featured a bustle boot.
    Production figures for these cars is unknown.
  20. That's a cool car.
  21. DoubleJ52
    Joined: Jul 15, 2007
    Posts: 238

    from Belton, MO

  22. ol fueler
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 935

    ol fueler

    While we are talking about Aussie cars , Holden if it is a down under Chevy, can some one tell me( better yet show me) if Holden made a convertible in 1939. Chevrolet did not make one in the US , 38 yes, 40 yes , 39 nope. I had a big time Chevy collector tell me that Holden made a 39 ragtop-- is he right?
  23. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,697

    1. a veteran died today

    excellent shot got the full "effect" were they all right hand drive?
  24. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,252


    :eek:Now that is one slick looking car.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  25. Pontiac made a "humpless" sedan in '37 [maybe 38 too] that didn't slope as much as the Aussie version but didn't have the "hump" trunk. I've only seen them in two door sedan versions but maybe made a 4 door also?
    They also made 2 and 4 door sedans in the regular hump-trunk configuration, which was a lot more popular.
    Reminds me of ford's flatback and hump back sedans of 35-37.
  26. I'm sure there was a Sloper thread here.

    Holden made a '39 convert/ roadster (?). I saw one last year. I know of several. Beautiful. Have a shot of it somewhere- I just looked, no find-o .

    The Mopars & Fords were pillared.
    Slopers look nothing like slantback sedans. That would be to compare a flying fish with a toad.
  27. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
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    black 62
    from arkansas

    goofy looking they made 128 too many...
  28. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,838


    Yep, an Ozzie sloper. GMH (General Motors Holden) and Ford here produced them until 1940. He's a friends 35 Master sloper (All enclosed coupe as GMH called them) Here's his chopped 35 Master sloper next to my 35 Standard phaeton. GM (Fisher) built sedanettes from 1942 onwards.

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  29. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,881


    looks wierd , like an after thought , 38 rare mopar slant has better lines in my opion
  30. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,838


    They made slopers in Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Buick from 1935 through to 1941.

    They made roadsters in Standard and Master series up to 1939 (Documented) as well as a few cabriolets with wind up windows. Holden's also made tourers (Phaetons) in 1939.

    He's a 39 roadster. Convertible sedans were produced in overseas markets (Europe and Sth America).

    Holdens and RICHARDS produced similar MOPAR sloper bodies as well.

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