1926 Chevrolet Superior Touring Sedan
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By 1926, Chevrolet had begun to seriously challenge the dominance
of the Ford Model T. The Chevrolet Superior series was more
mechanically sophisticated, and buyers had a choice of a variety of
colors. Chevrolet introduced the Superior, series V in mid-1926 and
was marketed into the first part of the 1927 sales year. Powering
these cars was an overhead valve four-cylinder engine with cam
operated oil pump, belt-driven generator, three-speed floor-mounted
manual transmission, semi-floating rear axle and external
contracting rear brakes. Total production of 1926 Chevrolets
reached 486,366 units.
For consignment a barn find condition 1926 Chevrolet Superior Model
V- 4 door touring sedan. All surfaces of this car have faded with
plenty of paint rub off and slight surface rusted paint, a dulled
front radiator surround, and replacement wooden floorboards. A
canvas top is installed and has some cracking along with aging
going on. Very simple box style construction with no real invasive
rust seen on the body. An unrestored 4-cylinder engine resides
under the cowled hood.
With a bit simpler line than the Fords, Chevrolet body styles
tended to be a bit more utilitarian and boxy. Similar carriage look
with a climb up onto the running board for entry. As you step in,
you see curved fenders with running boards framing the 30-inch wood
spoked wheels. On the passenger side is a scissor metal hold down
to keep smaller items stored in the running board and not fall off.
The metal is covered in seafoam green which shows plenty of rub
off, chipping and scratching, but remains mostly rust free. A
canvas top which is not retractable is above and presents nicely
with no rips or tears. Wide open for the passenger compartment with
no protecting side curtains or windows to be seen. 2 flat bar
curved bumpers are on front and rear, with the rear being split in
the center to accommodate the spare tire.
Black tuck and roll leather covers the 2 benches which stretch from
door to door in front and in back. The leather is cracked and
showing some wear particularly in the seams where we can note some
shedding white piping. A simple body matching seafoam green metal
dash is up front, and the gauges and knobs are reserved for the
center of this dash, placed within oval surrounds. An original
metal spoked wood rimmed steering wheel is fronting this dash.
Floors are a combination of wood and metal plates.
Within an aged engine bay is a 4-cylinder power plant. It is
missing the top covering and springs for the valves are exposed and
the engine does not run. It does have a 1-barrel carburetor feeding
it, and a 3-speed manual transmission on back.
Underneath a fine coating of surface rust covers all surfaces. Save
for a shiny new exhaust all is surface rusted. Running boards are
actual boards as seen from underneath. Wood and steel make up the
underside of the floorpans. Leaf springs for all 4 corners, and
mechanical drums are on the rear only.
A barn find in reasonably good condition ready for a redux and a
helping hand to bring it back to its original glory. One can dream,
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Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
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vehicle in person.