Lot 55 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 18th March 2020)
Registration No: SV 7467
Chassis No: 22AB7834
The Capitol's introduction coincided with Ford's switch from Model T to Model A production, and with sales of 678,540 cars helped Chevrolet challenge the Blue Oval on an international basis. The model was offered in no less than eight different body styles, all of which were powered by the same 2.8-litre (171ci) four-cylinder engine driving through a three-speed manual gearbox. The cars were assembled at a number of plants in America, as well as Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Japan and South Africa etc. The handsome example offered, however, has been imported from Australia. It is a righthand drive specimen that sports the factory-built four-door Tourer bodywork and is finished in Green that's complemented by a Black hood, Grey interior trim and Brown-coloured artillery wheels. 'SV 7467' has self-evidently benefited from a comprehensive restoration, but still boasts such period niceties as its radiator-mounted thermometer and decorative sill-mounted metal kick plates. A splendid item of vintage Americana.