1915 Chevrolet Baby Grand Touring
(Featured on 2nd January 2012)
Model: Baby Grand
Sellers original description:
The Chevrolet Series H was introduced in 1913 as the new model for 1914. Notably the Series H was the first Chevrolet to bear the trademark bow-tie emblem that still adorns their motorcars to this day. The first Series H cars were available in either the “Baby Grand” touring car or the “Royal Mail” roadster. With a base price of $875 it was the first Chevrolet to sell for less than $1,000. The engine, a 171 cubic inch four-cylinder OHV design, produced 24 horsepower and was mounted on a sturdy chassis with a wheelbase of 106 inches.
This particular Baby Grand was once part of the world famous Harrah’s Automobile Collection. It was on display in their permanent collection for nearly 22 years! It is equipped with factory AutoLite electricals with included lighting and starter, standard 25" wooden spoke wheels, and a rear-mounted spare. It will come with thorough documentation; copies of original operating instruction, AutoLite electrical system instruction, general direction brochure, 2 sales brochures, master parts list, starting instructions, extra keys, former California and Nevada registration numbers, and Harrah's Verification Certificate!
It could be driven and enjoyed with little chance of seeing another at a show or tour. Few of these early Chevrolets have survived and they are a delight to own. They have slightly more horsepower than their Model T competitors and the three-speed sliding gear transmission is slightly easier to manage than the two-speed planetary transmission of the “Tin Lizzie”.
A very sharp older restoration that shows only minor evidence of both use and age, this 1915 Chevrolet Baby Grand, with its attractive open coachwork, is ideal for tours or events where its design and style will draw immediate and positive attention. A recent road test revealed that the car starts easily, runs well, and drives as one would expect. Overall, the car is in good condition and very presentable.