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Lot 027: Chevrolet 21.9hp Sports

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (16 May 2012)

Founded in 1911 by Louis Chevrolet and William Durant (who had built up General Motors only to leave in 1910), Chevrolet was so successful that it bought out GM in 1916 (although GM reversed the feat in the following year!). Chevrolet became GM's mass-market weapon against Ford, actually outselling Henry's firm in 1927 when one million cars were shifted. Indeed Chevrolet was the world's best selling marque throughout the 1930s with a reputation for building tough, well-engineered cars at an affordable price.

This 1923 Chevrolet 21.9hp Sports was built in Hendon, England and cost �230 when new, according to a sales brochure which accompanies the car. A most handsome looking two-seat open tourer, it also has a rear Dicky seat to take two extra passengers and is powered by a lusty 3.2-litre engine. Acquired by Stondon Museum in 1998, it comes with a V5C registration document, an old buff log book, a sales booklet, a 170 page owners handbook and two 100 page spare parts manuals.

Please note: We have not had this running on site; starter motor is inoperative.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
TypeCar
Lot Number027
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£9700
Year1923
Condition rating0
Registration numberFU 1391
Mileage-
Chassis number9B2144
Engine numberOPX8498
Engine capacity (cc)3164
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors