42 Chevy from the movie La Mission

42 Chevy from the movie La Mission. La Mission is a 2009 drama film starring Benjamin Bratt and Jeremy Ray Valdez. It is written and directed by Peter Bratt. The film has been shown at the Sundance Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival and the Palm Springs International Film Festival.


  1. Tom July 13, 2014 at 5:46 am - Reply

    I didn’t realize that a civilian vehicle was manufactured during the war since they were banned. How did this one get made?

    • Jim H. Lee September 4, 2016 at 9:26 am - Reply

      They started producing 1942 models in Sept. 1941 and Continued until Feb. 1942 when all the GM plants started building Jeeps and ordinance.

  2. joel April 30, 2015 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    check out the 42 Buick Super, Buick manufacturing started full time for the war effort in Feb/42

  3. Jim H. Lee September 4, 2016 at 9:30 am - Reply

    My Grandfather had a 42 he drove until 46 . Then traded it on a 1947 Marron 1947 Chevy two door that he gave to my father in 49 when he purchased a Studebaker. The Studebaker he just kept 2 years and traded it for a 1951 Studebaker. four dr.

  4. Bill September 4, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    the only possible reason for it being a ’42 is that car manufacturers debuted the next year’s cars in September so this was probably built anytime from Aug to Dec 7 1941.

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