This piece of American automotive history is in superb condition. 1928 was an important year in the development of the American automobile. Just a year earlier Ford introduced the new Model A and this is Chevrolet's response. An elegant and stylish vehicle that outsold the Model A that year even though the chassis would not receive a much anticipated 6-cylinder engine until late in the 1928 model year.
For 1928, in looking to the new engine, Chevrolet stretched the chassis by four inches and gave the series a more stylish look. The hood was lengthened with flowing fender lines and smoothly integrated body panels. It is hard to believe that the company would build such an elegant looking car to do battle with Ford in the low-price end of the market.
An older design, the very reliable four cylinder engine at 171 cubic inches, gained higher compression, aluminum pistons and a revised carburetor to deliver 35 horsepower. Unfortunately, because the 1928 were a heavier car, performance did not improve. An updraft Carter carburetor is original. Four-wheel brakes were introduced with this model but they were still mechanically activated. The transmission is three speeds and floor mounted as was typical of the era.
The four-door Imperial Landau has an elegant style with the body painted in a beautiful, deep Maroon color and a black Landau top. The wood spoke wheels are a natural wood with varnish. The pristine cloth interior is beige, which fits perfectly with the flawless Maroon paint of the body.
This particular car is a Vintage Chevrolet Club of America award winner. It is an excellent example of a truly important automotive line. It received a full, ground up restoration over a five-year period to bring it to the highest possible standards. The restoration was done to the original specs for this model. The VCCA awards acknowledge the quality of the restoration.
Some of the interesting features of this car are the wooden steering wheel, rear window curtain and matching spare tire. This is an opportunity to own a nicely restored example of a historically significant Chevrolet from the “Roaring Twenties”!
ESTIMATE: $12,500 - $18,500
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- 171 cu. in.
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- Center Console