Charting the way is this very rare 1926 Chevrolet Series V Superior pick-up truck. Mr. Louis Chevrolet had a mission to out produce and out sell ford's model t. And this 171cid - inline 4 producing 26hp did just that. In addition Mr. Chevrolet had a build rate of 50000 units per month and the next year he out produced ford by a million units. Of course the only transmission was the trusted 3-speed floor mounted manual transmission pushing power to a 3.82:1 gear. Standard equipment included a speedometer, ammeter, oil pressure gauge, tools, jack, a dash light, headlamps with dimmer, a Double-A-Windshield, choke pull, electric horn, spare tire carrier, balloon tires and much more. Options include demountable, wood-spoke artillery wheels. This truck is graced with a good coat of Brocatelle Green with Avenue Green accents.
This was a modern engine of the time. It was an overhead valve with a cam operated oil pump. And the lifters were solid. A belt powered the generator. The rear axle was a semi-floating design for a better ride. Brakes were of the external contracting type for the rear wheels only. The underside and the engine bay appear to be dry. The interior shows well with black fabric seat cushions and the rubber floor covers like new.
If this truck had a radio I am sure it would be tuned into Glen Campbell's I Love My Truck and you will too. Chevrolet introduced pick-up trucks in 1918 and they were meant to work and work hard they did. We do not have a number on how many exist today but suffice to say there aren't many left. In this time period America was just 4 years ahead of the depression and when they were close to wearing out, they didn't. See that standard fare above showing tools; well they were used on these trucks. They were repaired with pieces of sheet metal, bubble gum and band-aids. Those owners always had a tire patch repair kit to patch inner tubes too. This particular example has undergone a beautiful restoration. If you are looking for a head turner, a truck that will invite good conversation, please consider this pick-um-up truck. It is in great condition, looks good with the rare 2-tone paint job and optional wood artillery wheels. Make Mr. Chevrolet proud as we celebrate his 100 years of fine cars and trucks. By the way - look for a truck like this on The Walton's. You might just see it!
This vehicle is located in our Atlanta, GA showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.