VERY IMPRESSIVE SHAPE, IT RUNS & DRIVES VERY WELL! RECENTLY SVCD, MOVIE CAR! WOW
You're not very likely to encounter anything like this any time soon. This 1926 Chevrolet Superior Coach is one extremely rare and super cool automotive relic that not only greets the present day in its original configuration, but also looks great and whose vintage drivetrain is running impressively strong.
1926 was a very pivotal year for GM and in particular, its Chevrolet division. This very car heralded the beginning of a bona fide rivalry between the two biggest automotive manufacturers as GM, noting obsolescence in their competition, moved decisively to take advantage by heaping as much style as they could into this '26, even going so far as to create a separate Art and Color Department, which was entrusted with making their cars as visually appealing as possible - a first for the American automotive industry. They clearly succeeded, as this is certainly one very stylish vintage ride. Notice that curvature toward the bottom as the front fenders transition into broad running boards before re-joining the rear fenders, the tapered front end and that seriously awesome hood ornament looming above the front grille bearing a locket-shaped portrait inside. From front to back, this antique has thankfully retained its original look and received an extended respite from the road (and any of its hazards), as it was securely stowed for about 30 years before being featured in the 1985 film "Places in the Heart." Its green and black, two-tone color scheme features a nice shine and its array of exterior features are intact and sit securely in place - a monumental feat for a car that's more than 90 years old - and a spare is moored just behind the deck lid, which adds a great touch to this coach's authentic vintage look.
The interior sitting inside the doors is all original - save for the bench seat, which was restored for its movie appearance. Just climbing inside will transport you to a time long ago, when Greta Garbo began entrancing audiences on the silver screen and Babe Ruth was on the cusp of a very big year. The seating is well-padded and very comfortable and the fabric lining the walls of the cockpit and the door panels is in impressive shape, too. It's a pretty powerful experience just to sit behind that thick steering wheel and peer out of the ramrod-straight windshield, imaging just how different the world was when this '26 first hit the road - which likely wasn't even paved. As you do so, you'll find another feature that's defied time: original gauges recessed into the black steel of the dash are not only very readable, but functional, as well.
Raise the vented side of the engine compartment and you'll find a 171 cubic inch 4-cylinder engine inside, just as was the case when this venerable ride began its life. Here's yet another area where this Chevy impresses - teaming with a 3-speed manual transmission and carrying an updated electric fuel pump for an added measure of reliability, this powerplant starts right up and runs far better than you could ever expect - it was recently serviced and is ready to go. And should you take this ultra-classic out on the street, its drum brakes are also fully functional and capable of bringing things to a safe stop when called upon. This exceedingly rare and off the charts impressive rolling artifact rides on a set of 21" vintage wheels, with centers painted to match the exterior.
This 1926 Chevrolet Superior Coach offers the rare opportunity to own a supremely pivotal piece of automotive history - a true museum-worthy exhibit that's also fully operable as it nears its centennial. Call today!
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