The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Rare (Very Rare) Autos On The Block

The Hemmings blog noted that two extremely rare cars will be offered at the Goodings & Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona in January 2011.  The first is an all original Tucker 48, with only 10,000 miles, that has apparently been resting quietly in a private barn for over 50 years.  Considering that Preston Tucker built less than 50 of his namesake cars, this story falls into the ultimate "barn find" category.  The other is one of only five surviving 1941 Chrysler Newports with LeBaron coachwork.  Expected sale price on each?  Over $1,000,000. 

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