1929 Gardner Series 120

Eight-in-Line Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1929
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Brown/Cream
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Gardner was a well-regarded car, built in St. Louis, Missouri by the Gardner Motor Co. from 1919 to 1931. Using Lycoming engines exclusively, Gardner produced four- and six-cylinder models before launching its "Eight-in-Line" models for 1925. All 1928-29 Gardner models were straight-eights, although a six-cylinder line for 1930 was announced early, in April, 1929.

Offered here is a very rare surviving example of the 1929 Gardner Series 120 Roadster. The sporty open car features an auxiliary 'rumble seat' in its deck. Optional equipment includes wire wheels, with side-mounts for the dual spares, and a rear trunk rack with accessory trunk.

Distinctive groupings of louvers on the hood side panels, along with the make's famed griffin radiator ornament (redesigned for 1929), give the Gardner a unique identity. The Roadster model is further distinguished by its unique door moldings, which are nicely accented by the two-tone paint, and a fold-down windshield.