The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 210
1926 Chevrolet Superior K

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1926 Chevrolet  Superior K

CHASSIS NO: 2365917

• A lovely restoration of a very solid car
• Fully restored four-cylinder engine
• Clean interior with velour seats
• Suicide doors and room for four

171 cid four-cylinder engine, 26 HP, three-speed manual transmission, semi-floating rear leaf springs, I-beam front axle, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 103”

The Chevrolet Superior model was launched in 1923, manufactured by Chevrolet for four years with a different series per year. The 1923 model was known as the Series B, the 1924 model was the Series F, for 1925 and part of 1926 it was known as the Series K. It was replaced in 1927 by the Series AA Capitol. The entire series was a huge success for Chevrolet as they fought with Ford for the core of the American car market.

Chevy's long-lived four-cylinder powerplant finally received a belt drive system for the generator, which had formerly been gear-driven. With a bit more power than the Ford four-cylinder engine, it further cemented Chevrolet’s reputation as a great value in a mid-sized vehicle. A bevel gear at the camshaft drove the distributor, and the results of their tweaking were simply better reliability than ever. The Chevrolet brake hubs were modified to provide wider braking surfaces, giving far better brake performance, especially in wet conditions. On the steering column, the positions of spark and throttle controls were altered a bit for driver convenience. Mid-year, all closed Superior models received the more modern and maintenance-free steel disc wheels. In fact, this was the final year for wood-spoke wheels as standard equipment. Henceforth, they would be a no-cost option.

This beautiful Superior is very sharp with an avocado green paint job with black vinyl top and fenders. Painted steel wheels, rear mounted spare, classic rear suicide doors, and newer period-correct tires finish off the vintage period look. Inside, the plush velour interior remains in great shape, with clear gauges and a lovely wooden steering wheel. It’s obviously been very well-cared for, with a tidy and functional engine compartment and excellent panel fit throughout. Our consignor reports it gets as much attention as any car in his significant collection, and he reports it will outrun most any Model T. With expertly restored mechanicals, it runs and drives as one would hope, and is one of the easiest to drive cars of this vintage you’ll ever find.

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