10k: Memorial Day Madness: 1928 Chevrolet AB National Coupe

Happy Memorial Day to all readers of the Daily Turismo – we hope you are spending your time with family or at a local event honoring those who have died in the service of this country we call home (to our numerous readers in Tajikistan – we are talking about the USA).  What better way to celebrate the US than with a classic American car from the time of economic expansion after the Great War.  Find this 1928 Chevrolet AB National Coupe for sale in Mission Hills, CA currently bidding for $8,300 reserve-not-met with buy-it-now of $11,500.  Seller submission from Oprah85.

The 1928 AB National coupe was an inexpensive 2-seater from Chevy – set to go head to head with Ford’s infamous Ford Model-A, and most people who see you at the gas station will ask about your “model A.”  Smile, and say it is a rare 1899 edition.

The 171 cubic inch (2.8 liter) inline-4 more resembles a piece of bespoke industrial machinery than a production engine and it was the last year for this engine first released in 1913.  The siamese port little green box puts out 35 horsepower and was replaced by an inline-6 in the 1929 Chevy just in time for the Great Depression…

The inside of this little coupe looks useable and surprisingly clean for a car that is almost 90 years old.  It has probably seen many small restorations throughout the years or has lived a pampered life inside garages or museums. 

Chevy built almost 800,000 of the AB Coupes in 1928, a staggeringly large number of automobiles (besting Ford’s Model A for the first time) and numbers that any modern auto manufacturer CEO would give up his wife/children/mistress for, without hesitation.  Not sure on the long term collect-ability of the AB National, but this one looks like a good car for less than the price of a base model Nissan Versa.

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