Lot 153 - 1930 Chevrolet Sports Roadster

Lot 153 - 1930 Chevrolet Sports Roadster

Lot 153 - 1930 Chevrolet Sports Roadster

Lot Number 153
Registration GSV 155
Chassis Number 2AD47269
Engine Number R1759
Estimate £25,000 - £35,000
  • Fully restored and in show condition
  • A rare right hand drive example

The Chevrolet Series AD Universal or Chevrolet Universal AD began sales in 1930. Available in a variety of body types including as a two-door coupé, four-door saloon and a delivery van.

Purchased in 2014 whilst admittedly looking for a Model A our vendor purchased this car and what became a seven-year love affair began. Believed to be the only one of this year and body style in the UK, it is right hand drive, originally sold in Uruguay and brought to UK in the 1970s. For many years the car has been part of a collection owned by William (Freddie) Cunningham in Scotland but in need of restoration. It has been stripped down to the bare chassis and completely rebuilt with all new chrome then re-wired and converted to 12volts. Boasting a 3.2 litre engine, six-cylinder, three-speed non-synchromesh gearbox, and four-wheel brakes. The main cab seats two in considerable comfort and there is a Dickie seat behind with custom made rubber mats on the floor. Within the history file are two accounts from previous owners and a detailed timeline of the restoration coupled with the UK registration certificate.

Now in pristine condition this example has won a number of prizes, however it is not primarily a show car and has been used regularly on various runs with the Preston & District Vintage Car Club. As such it probably drove well over 2,000 miles per year, but sadly in 2021 the owner passed and Historics have been asked to find this glorious piece of American automotive history a new home which has been recently valued in excess of £40,000.

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