Revisited footage shows a classic on the streets of New York in the 1930s

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This restored footage shows older Chevrolets, Fords, Cadillacs and Packards in their original state in live action.

The 1930s was a significant era for the American auto market as people were starting to have a little more cash in their pockets and were looking to spend some cash on a new automobile. Of course, this was mostly for the later years of that particular decade due to the Great Depression that has sunk its teeth into the throats of Americans across the nation since 1929. The streets of big cities like New York City were flowing with an abundance of vehicles passengers and luxury automobiles, and the sidewalks blossomed with brightly colored clothing to show the nation’s strong recovery from the previously devastated economic era. While we could fantasize all day about what life must have been like before environmental regulations and ridiculous electrification targets show an apparent reluctance of automakers to listen to their customers. This was a time when automakers still cared about their buyers.

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One particular relic from the past that allows us a glimpse into what life might have entailed in the 1930s is this incredible video and others like it. While nothing will ever be perfect when working with old, degraded footage, this video restoration is as close as anyone could get to a modern take on vintage film. The concept of reviving old videos is not uncommon, as shown through the works of many WW1 history buffs who devote much of their lives to researching footage of the war. However, this is probably one of the only videos of its kind in existence as it simply shows life in New York as any viewer would have seen it in the 1930s.

In this video, we meet many cars that typically cost millions in today’s classic car collector’s market, but seemed commonplace in their day. Some of these vehicles included several Chevrolets and Cadillacs. However, foremost of the bunch are the outstanding Packard models, and we might as well have spotted a Duesenberg, but it’s hard to say for sure right now. This five-minute video is essentially a walk through the streets of one of America’s major cities, which was even more prevalent in that era as it was a hot spot for European immigration along with Ellis Island. It’s great to see footage like this as it shows the true nature of a time that most of us have only seen in movies.

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