The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BeatnikPirate, Sep 8, 2013.
They only made 128 of 'em. I saw this one today.
cool, a 38 splitwindow sedan, never saw one before. Thanks
cool thanks for sharing
Now I've seen everything. Very cool.
Were these automobiles made in South America , Australia , where ? scrubba
Very cool! They made some similar in
Australia.They call them "slopers" . Do a HAMB search,there should be a thread.
That's an Australian sloper.
That is a cool car and I learn some thing every day
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.
Sign says "Slopper", plate says "Sloper"....who ya gonna believe ??
Never even knew they made them! Pretty neat!
Ford made 'em in Australia 1938-1940
A google search found Chevrolets (I found photos of '36-'39), Oldsmobiles and Buicks. Seems to be a pretty popular body style down under.
"Slopper"? That's like calling Von Dutch a "stripper" .
Nice body style. I can see it chopped with a hardtop treatment...
Cool, new one on me and I've owned a 38 Chevy for 40 years. I thought I'd seen them all.
im learning something new everyday on the hamb.
Very different, and very cool too !!
Thanks for sharing !
Here is a Pontiac version:
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.
That's a cool car.
I want one!
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?
excellent shot got the full "effect" were they all right hand drive?
Now that is one slick looking car.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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.
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.
goofy looking they made 128 too many...
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.
looks wierd , like an after thought , 38 rare mopar slant has better lines in my opion
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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