Monday, September 8, 2008

Tootling About in a Tudor

How would like to ride around in this red auto?  It's a 1932 Ford Tudor.

I read somewhere that the price of a Tudor in 1932 was around $ 600.  Depending on where you lived in the country, you could pay more or less.    Tudors averaged about 20 miles per gallon, costing about 3 cents per mile at the time.  The top speed was in the neighborhood of 40 mph.  

What is the fastest you've ever driven a car?

10 comments:

Meead S. said...

oh so cute!

USelaine said...

Zowie!

I think I got up to 100 mph on Interstate 5 going down the central valley near Kern County or thereabouts. It's a stretch where you get passed by long haul trucks and sundry other drivers if you merely creep along at 80. But that was a long time ago. 8^)

Jilly said...

Loving these amazing cars. I can't remember how fast I've driven. Just got lost one point on my French driving licence for going to fast in June, so I'll watch it in future! I wasn't going that fast tho - just a few kilometres over what was allowed and I've forgotten what that was!

Abraham Lincoln said...

This truly is a hot rod. Nice shot.

Snapper said...

Love the hotrod tudor Deuce. It's worth about 100 times more today than the original cost in '32.

To answer your question, I drove a Jaguar XK-E at 140mph on I-40 between Memphis and Nashville once. Once. I was in college. It wasn't my car. I wouldn't do it again...

Halcyon said...

I have driven around 200 km/hour on the German autobahn. We were test driving a vehicle for fun. ;)

For some reason, I keep expecting ZZ Top to get out of that car singing - Sharp Dressed Man.

Chris said...

When we lived in Las Vegas, we lived near one of the ZZ Top members, and he owned a similar car. We would see it pull out of his exclusive, gated community from time-to-time.

Knoxville Girl said...

Wow, I gotta wear shades just to look at this car. It's beautiful.
My vehicles tend to go from zero to sixty in five to ten minutes, after thinking about it carefully.

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Oh, and about 110 is tops for me so far.

Rambling Round said...

Nice car! 70-75 is my top speed and that is slow for the interstate these days!