Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 178
Year : 1972
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
Registration No. : BVM 493K
Chassis No. : C1S107CS546043TEA
Engine No. : 546043
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


On 3rd November 1911, Swiss racing driver and automotive
engineer Louis Chevrolet co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Company in
Detroit with William C. Durant and investment partners William
Little and Dr. Edwin R. Campbell. Actual design work for the first
Chevy, the costly Series C Classic Six, was drawn up by Etienne
Planche, following instructions from Louis. The first C prototype
was ready months before Chevrolet was actually incorporated.
However the first actual production wasn't until the 1913 model.
Louis Chevrolet had differences with Durant over design and in 1914
sold Durant his share in the company. By 1916, Chevrolet was
profitable enough with successful sales of the cheaper Series 490
to allow Durant to repurchase a controlling interest in General
Motors. After the deal was completed in 1917, Durant became
president of General Motors and Chevrolet was merged into GM as a
separate division.

The C/K model range was Chevrolet and GMC's full-size pickup
truck line, running from 1960 until 2002 in the United
States.  This C10 Pick-up was registered in 1972 and has
recently been restored to a very high standard. The gold and white
paintwork is excellent and the black trim is in equally good order
and contrasts with the exterior colour well. The meticulous vendor
has advised she drives well with no known faults. Shod on virtually
new Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tyres, this Chevrolet Pick-up is
supplied with a UK V5 registration document and a current MoT test
certificate. A handsome, yet perfectly useable Pick-up and arguably
better than when it left the factory.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170