2022 Shannons Autumn Timed Online Auction
Lot
79

1931 Chevrolet Roadster

$24,000

Melbourne

Sold

Specifications

Engine 194ci in-line 6-cylinder
Gearbox 3-Speed Manual
Body Work Roadster
Colour Green/Black
Interior Cream
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Wire-Spoked
Brakes Drum/Drum

Description

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Marketed as “A Six for the Price of a Four”, Chevrolet's all-new overhead-valve engine was introduced in 1929 and would go on to power the majority of the company's cars until the 1950s. Developed in response to the threat posed by Ford's new Model A, the so-called ‘Stovebolt’ motor displaced 194ci, developed 46 horsepower at 2600 rpm in its initial form and was fed through a Carter single-barrel carburetor. The 107-inch wheelbase chassis had four-wheel mechanical brakes and a banjo-type back axle, while drive was taken to the rear wheels via a three-speed gear change. Chevrolet continued improving the model into the 1930s, adding a slanted windshield and hydraulic shock absorbers for the Universal Model AD of 1930 and a new radiator and wire wheels for the Model AE Independence the following year. 

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