1936 Chevrolet Standard Coupe NO RESERVE
VIN # M6117147
Mileage shown 65235
Engine number: M6117147
207 cu in, Inline 6 cylinder, 79 hp; 3 speed floor shift transmission
Chevrolet’s big improvement for 1936 was its adoption of hydraulic brakes for both the Standard and Master Deluxe series. Standard models had a newly designed box-girder frame, which was both stronger and lighter than the former X-type frame.
This 1936 Chevrolet coupe is complete. The car was originally Taupe Grey but was repainted at some point in the current color of brown. The paint looks good overall. The interior is in original style and is in good usable condition.
This is a steel Fisher body with “turret” top, introduced in 1935. Turret top meant the top was solid with no insert which was a big step forward in auto manufacturing. GM’s all-steel roof that was quieter, tighter, and stronger. Manufacturing was faster and proved less costly to make over the old wood-composite to center top construction.
This is a good car to make as a driver with a mechanical refresh. This model has the large trunk and no rear seat. The engine turns by hand, but we did not try to start it. The transmission lever moves free through all gears. The car has been a part of a large private collection for over 30 years, and has been mechanically conserved for long-term display, plus it has been serviced regularly for the past 10 years. All fluids have been changed recently (2022).
We noted that there is some body repair during the repaint at some point; the rear panel has had repairs made below the bumper brackets and the front panel below the grille has some dents. Only rust-through noticed is in the lower body panel on both sides just above running board and in front of rear fenders. The parking brake does hold, but car will need a full brake job as well as new tires. There is a spare tire but no jack or tools.
The car comes with Vintage Washington green plates (front and back) with 1957 (57) registration metal tab.
These Chevrolets are getting hard to find especially with the body in decent condition.
Note: 6 FC03 17367 Tag on passenger front floor near battery cover.