1926 Chevrolet Superior V
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The Chevrolet Superior was launched in 1923, manufactured for four years with a different series per year.
The Series V were the first Chev models assembled in NZ from 1926 and brought with it many important updates and modifications.
It still rode on a 103-inch wheelbase but wheels on the V used a six bolt pattern. The gearbox was updated with a new single dry plate clutch replacing the old cone clutch style. The ride and handling were vastly improved by the removal of quarter-elliptic rear springs with semi-elliptic springs. The wider rear brakes measured 11-inches in diameter and operated on the rear wheels.
Advance/retard levers mounted on steering column just above the dash. Headlights have the small aluminium rim with pinch bolt. The Series V Engine changed to a belt driven generator. Distributor now driven of the camshaft. Oil pump now in the sump. Rocker cover is a one piece design.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Body by Fisher
- 171 CI inline 4-cylinder engine
- Manual transmission
- I-beam front axle
- Suicide doors
- Wood steering wheel
- Privacy shades
- Sun visor
- Mohair interior
- Rear-mounted spare
- Driver's side wiper blade
- In very good condition for age.
The cost to own a new Superior Series V Touring car was US$525, nearly twice as much as the Ford Model T which cost $290. Although the Ford was much less expensive, Chevrolet promoted its product as 'Superior.' The cost included an electric starter. Bumpers were optional. The four-cylinder engine had overhead valves while the Model T used an L-head four, rated at 20 horsepower (six less horsepower). The Chevy had a three-speed manual transmission while the Ford used a two-speed planetary gearbox (the same setup since 1908).
A nice piece of history to own.
Car will be sold WOF'd and registered if sold in New Zealand.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
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The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
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