1928 Chevrolet National Ab Sedan

Nicely patinated RHD example imported from New Zealand to the UK in 2002 requiring some TLC

Dating from 1928 this Chevrolet Series AB National Sedan is a rare sight, particularly in right-hand drive form. It was imported from New Zealand and registered here in March 2002 since when it has had four former keepers to our vendor who has enjoyed the car since April 2016.

Not currently running, we are told it shouldn’t take much to have her running again as it was in use some three years ago. It has been sitting in a barn since and retains a fabulous time-worn patina that’s irreplaceable and we think, should remain.

In period competition to Ford’s Model A and Plymouth’s Model Q, the Series AB National offered a four-inch increase in wheel-base over its smaller sibling, the Series AA Capitol and features a 171CU (2.8-litre, although the V5C states 3.0) four-cylinder engine under the hood providing lots of torque and low-down grunt. It drives the rear wheels via a three-speed manual transmission and has four-wheel braking.

The history file for this cool-Kiwi includes the V5C, multiple historic NZ road tax fee receipts dating back to at least the late 1940s, some hand-written notes, original 1 year warranty certificate from 1928, old photograph of the car, insurance doc from 1939, driver instruction manual, NZ car club info and email discussion relating to the car from 2015.

An unusual and interesting car for sure and one that with a little time and effort could be back on the road with relative ease. For someone looking to enter the VSCC Trials scene or have some warm and dry family fun in a Vintage car, this looks like the most cost effective entry point imaginable....who says Vintage motoring is an elitest sport?? 

Documents: V5C; sundry docs from New Zealand

Contact - [email protected]

Reg No: SV9116
Chassis Number: XHAB11319
Engine Number: RH745995
Engine Size: 3000CC

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £4,000-5,000

Lot 123

Lot ended

Thursday 17/02/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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