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#385809 - 03/16/17 02:48 PM Rare '34 option
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Not my listing, but I saw this rare '34 cigar lighter on eBay. I think I've only seen one or two of them before, and I know that one guy in our region is too scared to light his because of how much they are worth and the fact that if he has a problem he may not ever find a replacement.

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#386008 - 03/20/17 12:22 PM Re: Rare '34 option [Re: brewster]
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#386022 - 03/20/17 04:02 PM Re: Rare '34 option [Re: 32confederate]
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I was waiting for the last 10 seconds to bid on it at $200, but somebody stepped up and used buy it now at $275.00.

The lighter is only used on 1934 masters and was an option. Was going to use it in my 35 std roadster which has a 34 master dash in it.

I saw in last 2 years a NOS one in the box on ebay, forget what it sold for, but more than I was prepared to pay for .

But let me say this, they made a LOT OF 34 MASTERS and chances are another will show up fairly soon, looking to try to get that kind of money $275. Lets waiting see.

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#386024 - 03/20/17 04:46 PM Re: Rare '34 option [Re: mike_lynch]
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The lighter was not an option. An option was an item the dealer ordered on the order blank and was installed at the factory.

The ligher was a Genuine Chevrolet Accessory. Could have been dealer installed or purchased from the parts department and owner installed.

Other than the color options the only other common option that comes to mind is the side mounts.

By 1941 the list grew much longer and included items such as oil bath air cleaner. oil filter, white wall tires, heavy duty springs, heavy duty clutch and 3.73 rear axle ratio.

By 1951 it was three times longer and just kept growing.

Just being technical from my parts experiance.
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#386025 - 03/20/17 04:49 PM Re: Rare '34 option [Re: Chev Nut]
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Excellent Gene. I'm going to find a place to post this. thanku

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An option was an item the dealer ordered on the order blank and was installed at the factory.

A Genuine Chevrolet Accessory could have been dealer installed or purchased from the parts department and owner installed.
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#386027 - 03/20/17 05:05 PM Re: Rare '34 option [Re: Bill Barker]
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Love it Gene!
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#386028 - 03/20/17 05:13 PM Re: Rare '34 option [Re: Bill Barker]
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So here's a question... In the middle of the depression, did GM have accurate forecasts of how many cars vs. how many lighters(or any accessory) they would need? Were the lighters all made at the start of the year, or would GM order them in instalments based on sales?

I could see the lighters being rare, as it was the dealers that wanted to add them to showroom models to goose the price up, but people in a recession wanted cheap cars and didn't order them. Would GM order a million of them at the beginning of the year?


Edited by brewster (03/20/17 05:13 PM)
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#386031 - 03/20/17 07:08 PM Re: Rare '34 option [Re: brewster]
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I don't know how it was in 1934 but when I was in the parts Dept (1950-1977) we got what was called an initial order of parts and accessories for the up-coming new model. The amount of accessories was based on the average number of new cars the dealer sold in a year. Say like 0 to 100 cars 100 to 200, etc. Our dealership was like 1000 new cars and trucks a year. It may start off with say 50 of the Deluxe Air Flow heaters, 25 push button radios.20 manual radios, 15 accessory hood ornaments, 20 sets of bumper guards, and on and on.
There would be enough to get the year started. Some of the accessories would be dogs such as new items they were itroducing and no one wanted like vacuum operated ash trays and automatic convertible top lowering devices. Some of these items would be considered very desireable today. Also through the year you could order what ever you needed. At times heaters and radios could be ordered in large car load quantites for a better price. It got hairy at the end of the year because you didn't want a lot of accessories left over that were difficult to get rid of.

Installing a lot of accessories on a new car was not usually done until the car was sold and the owner selected what he wanted. Some buyers would settle for a manual tuned radio because they wanted to save a few dollars or didn't even want a radio.

The 1934 cigar lighters were not really that rare. Many owners smoked back then and $1.50 for a lighter wasn't to bad if you could afford a new car.

I had/have this subject on my article for the GD list but never find time to do all the articles I have lined up because I spend too much time on the chat site.....such a problem stressed
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#386041 - 03/20/17 08:11 PM Re: Rare '34 option [Re: Chev Nut]
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I will take one of those vacuum powered ashtrays, no haggling.

Great set of comments from somebody who was there.

My friend Frank who was a warehouse manager in alberta Canada phoned me while he was stationed out there. Want'd to know if I needed a cd equipted ??? radio. Next words out of his mouth were OH OH, they are running a transport truck over them.

Frank said they can write them off at 100% verses the 50 cents on dollar they could have sold them for in bulk.


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