AUTOS / 1920-1929


Logo for the Flint Automobile, 1923-1927



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1926 Chrysler Imperial Roadster



DeSoto Logo, used in the 1950s Pentastar Cord


1920 Alfa Romeo Torpedo Alfa Romeo www.alfaromeo.com
  Olds Model 46 7 pgr V-8 Oldsmobile www.oldsmobile.com
1921 Durant Flint William Crapo Durant  
Lincoln L Series Lincoln www.lincoln.com
Bentley 3 L Bentley www.bentleymotors.com
1922 Jaguar William Lyons www.jaguar.com
  Aston Martin First Car Aston Martin www.astonmartin.com
1923 Chrysler Model B Chrysler www.chrysler.com
Fiat 509 Fiat www.fiat.com
1924 Chrysler Six Chrysler www.chrysler.com
1925 Chrysler Four Chrysler www.chrysler.com
Nash Ajax Nash  
Rolls-Royce Phantom Rolls-Royce www.rolls-royce.com
Chrysler Motor Corporation Walter P. Chrysler www.chrysler.com

1920 Cleveland Model 40 Roadster

1926 Pontiac Oakland Motors www.pontiac.com
  Chrysler Imperial Chrysler www.chrysler.com
  Bentley 6 1/2 L Bentley www.bentleymotors.com
  Bentley 4 1/2 L Bentley www.bentleymotors.com
  Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz www.mercedes-benz.com
1927 Cadillac Fleetwood Cadillac www.cadillac.com
Cadillac LaSalle Convertible Coupe Cadillac www.cadillac.com
Oldsmobile Coach Oldsmobile www.oldsmobile.com
Volvo OV4 Volvo www.volvo.com
Volvo Gabrielsson &  Larson www.volvo.com
1928 DeSoto Chrysler www.chrysler.com
  Plymouth Motor Corp Chrysler www.chrysler.com
  Bentley Speed Six Bentley www.bentleymotors.com
  Bentley Blower Bentley www.bentleymotors.com

1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK Roadster
1929 Cord Errett Lobban Cord  
Volvo PV651 Volvo www.volvo.com
Cord L-29 Phaeton Cord  




1920 Both John and Horace Dodge die at different times.  They were the founders of Dodge Bros.
  Walter Chrysler was hired by Willy's (Jeep) to help the company rebound.
  Ford buys the DTI railroad to ensure materials would get to him
  Harry Osterman, secretary of Lincoln Highway Association, flips over the club's Packard on the Lincoln Highway in Iowa. He dies in the crash.
1921 Walter Chrysler sells his Model A prototype to Durant for cash.  First Chrysler will have to wait.
  Lincoln comes with standard turn signals
1922 Ford buys Lincoln for 8 million
1923 Ford buys several hundred thousand acres of forest to ensure enough wood for production
  First Ethyl gasoline sold - Dayton
1924 One in seven Americans owns a car
1925 Walter Chrysler buys Maxwell, changes name to Chrysler Corp.
US Government takes over the numbering of federal roads. Gone are names like "Lincoln Highway" and "National Road," replaced with numbers like US 30 and US 40.
1926 Daimler-Benz is created when Benz & Cie and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft Merge- June 28
  Octane scale introduced.
  Safety glass introduced
  Hot water car heater introduced
1928 Chrysler buys Dodge
  Studebaker takes over Pierce-Arrow
  Coast-to-coast bus service debuts
1929 Opel Joins General Motors
  US auto production hits 5,337,087; a record not surpassed until the 1950s.
  First US diesel car - a Packard with a Cummins engine
  First US front drive cars - Cord and Ruxton

Also at this time in History
1921 Walter Anderson and Billy Ingram start White Castle Hamburgers in Wichita KS
1926 Julius Freed and Bill Hamlin start Orange Julius in Los Angeles, CA

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