1926 Chevrolet Capitol Coupe
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
In the latter part of 1926 Chevrolet was gearing up to make some
changes due to information they had about the eventual launch of
the new Ford Model A to replace the Model T that was on an 18 year
run. They changed the name of their Superior V model to the Capitol
AA coupe, which was a smaller car, soft top, and rumble seat. A
compact car per se.
Here we have for consignment a 1926 Bowtie Capitol Coupe which at
one time has been run through the restoration process. Aquamarine
body work with black curvaceous fenders and running boards and body
matching artillery solid steel wheel. This car is fairly buttoned
up and ready to go and show. Roar-ing.
Rust free steel panels painted in aquamarine are looking straight
and true on this 2 door coupe body. In front, a black radiator
surrounded with black encased headlights flanking on either side
and tubular black steel front bumper. A cowled hood, flip out
windshield, framed doors and roll up windows are all presenting
nicely with the aquamarine. On back a rounded trunk magically opens
up to reveal a rumble (mother in law!) seat. Running the length are
black painted curved fenders which frame 21-inch solid steel
artillery wheels which are also in aquamarine. Rubber covered
running boards bridge the gap between the fenders and have a
chromed edge. On the back split dual tubular black bumpers are on
either side of the attached outboard hanging spare tire, which is
wrapped in black vinyl. On top is an older canvas top that has
sustained some tearing at the seams, and has a nearly opaque
yellowed rear plastic window. Just below the top in front is a long
black sun visor, hanging above the windshield.
Brown vinyl covers the smooth unadorned door panels that have the
door actuator and window crank. In front is a metal dash in its
original shape as it was from the factory, now in aquamarine metal
top and front. In the center are 2 oval gauge panels and a central
circular speedometer and odometer, along with a dash light above.
Brown smooth faux leather pattern vinyl covers the front and only
bench seat. This covering is also used for the rear rumble seat and
goes nicely with the aquamarine. An original bakelite (now covered
with tan leather) and metal spoked steering wheel fronts the dash
and has some paint chipping but retains the advance and front vent
levers, as well as the turn signal setup. A black rubber floor is
covering the bottom end of the car, and a long shift lever reaches
for the driver directly in the center.
Under the neatly folded hood, is a completely restored engine bay,
all nice and shiny. A like new engine sits within these confines
and it is painted black with a red valve cover and fuel canister.
What you are looking at is a 171ci inline 4-cylinder with a
1-barrel up draft carburetor and a 3-speed transmission on back. A
rear axle ratio of 3.82:1 is installed on this car.
Also, a beneficiary of some of the cosmetics that come with a
normal restoration, we note solid black covered framing and new
paneled running boards can now be seen bolted on. These panels have
been sprayed with a black paint rattle can. 4 wheel leaf springs
for the suspension and mechanical drum brakes only on the rear
As we roar into the mid 20's with this nice color combo two tone
coupe with a rag top, and artillery wheels and a rumble seat in
back grab your straw hat, bob your hair and let's go swillin'. Que
the Charleston, Line Up the Flappers...
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
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.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.