June 16, 2019
While doing a little research on this 1938 Chevrolet Standard coupe, I believe I came across the web page where it was listed for sale a while back. If you’re looking at the photos and scratching your head, know that this is not your Grandfather’s Chevy — it’s a right-hand drive Chevrolet built and sold by GM's Holden subsidiary in Australia, and according to the web page where it was offered for sale (LBI Limited), it’s thought to be one of only five in the United States, out of what’s also thought to be only 587 made. Chevrolet advertised the similar 1939 model as “…comfortable all-weather accommodation for driver, five passengers and luggage inside this debonair coupe.” Some standard features included: “five 6.00 — 16 tyres,” “no-draught ventilation,” “Armourplate safety glass,” “ash receptacle,” and a “petrol gauge.” Things sound so much more sophisticated in Brit- or Aus-speak, lol. Saw this rare car last weekend in the Euro Car Show at the Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden Restaurant in Williamsville.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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