Lot 109- 1925 Chevrolet Superior Series K Rumble Seat Roadster NO RESERVE


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1925 Chevrolet Superior Series K Rumble Seat Roadster

  • Vin# 6K2629
  • Mileage Shown  36681
  • Engine:  171 cu. in. 4 cylinder , 26 hp
  • Transmission   3 Speed Manual
  • Color   Blue body with Black fenders

The 1925 Chevrolet was purchased new by a buyer in Black Diamond Washington in December of 1925. The car comes with a clear Washington title along with a copy of the car’s original 1925 Washington title.

The 1925 Chevrolet Series K Superior was a much-improved automobile that helped begin to close the sales gap with Ford. The success of the Superior contributed to cutting Ford’s sales lead in 1925. A new rear axle design this year eliminated the infamous “Chevrolet hum” that had plagued Chevys since 1916. The 1925 Chevrolet Series K is powered by a 171-cubic-inch four-cylinder engine. It developed 26 horsepower, and a single dry plate clutch replaced the obsolete cone clutch. Chevy engineers also replaced the car’s quarter-elliptic rear springs with modern semi-elliptic units.

The title noted on the vin, along with other features found on the car confirm that this is a late 1925 model year production car.  After August 1, 1925, the model was equipped with steel disc wheels as standard equipment and a “walnut-like” steering wheel with the spark/throttle moved off the steering wheel to the dash (at the column)late in production. The body, in general, is good. The fenders have been repaired and are cracked at the bead area. The left front fender has bubbles that appear to be rust under the paint. There are scratches on the rear panel behind the rumble seat where it appears the rumble seat hinges came loose and the lid slid down the panel. The hinges for the rumble seat have been changed from original.

The radiator is painted nickel gray but originally was nickel plated. There are no bumpers; this common for cars for this era as bumpers were at times an accessory option. No spare tire and rim are with the car but the spare tire carrier hardware is present. It is equipped with the optional Chevrolet logo aluminum step-plates on the running boards

The car has solid disc wheels and all four original Chevrolet logo hubcaps are present. The tires will need to be replaced for road driving.

The engine runs smooth. The engine has an oil pump that supplies oil to the rocker arms, and this pump has some damage on the mounting surfaces causing it to draw air causing it not build pressure. The lower end is oiled by a splash system so the crank and rods are getting oil.  The fuel tank will need cleaning for driving; we have run the engine on a remote tank just to verify that it runs.The car has mechanical brakes work as does the park brake.

The seat covers, door panels, rubber floor matt and top are in good condition. We do not have keys for this car, but there is a toggle switch located on the left side of the dash that turns power on and off for the ignition. This Chevrolet has been part of a large private collection for many years and needs a mechanical refresh for driving along with new tires. I would be a good start for someone who is looking for a car that is relatively simple and easy to work on.