2023 |Estate of Mark Smith Auction
1926 Chevrolet Series V Superior CoupeRegister to Bid
$12,000 - $18,000| Without Reserve
Desirable Coupe Version of Chevrolet’s Sophisticated Superior Model
Displays a Beautifully Patinated Interior and Exterior
Fitted with Extensive Period Custom Decorative Trim
2,802 CC OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
26 BHP at 2,000 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
Rear External Contracting Wheel Brakes
Front and Rear Solid-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
By the early 1920s, Chevrolet had begun to seriously challenge the dominance of the Ford Model T with their Series 490, named after its $490 price tag. The company’s next model was the Superior, which was more mechanically sophisticated, and buyers had a choice of a variety of colors. Finished in a gorgeous maroon color with gray cloth upholstery, both the interior and exterior of this lovely example display a charismatic patina. A desirable Coupe model fitted with 1926 California license plates, a jeweled Sterling Electric clock, and extensive period custom decorative trim, this Chevrolet Superior would be a fantastic addition to any collection of early American motorcars.
*Please note that this Lot, like all vehicles in this Auction, has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to any road use.
Gooding & Company presents and conducts the Estate of Mark Smith Auction under the authority of John J. Rendemonti, Executor of the Estate of Mark J. Smith, duly appointed by the Circuit Court of the State of New Hampshire, Probate Division, Case Number 312-2022-ET-00072. The Estate has compiled available title and/or registration paperwork for the Vehicles offered in the Auction and will provide such paperwork to the Buyer if it is available. However, as set forth more fully in the Conditions of Sale, neither the Estate nor Gooding makes any representation or warranty with respect to any existing certificate of title or registration with regard to any Lot in the Auction. Any Lot may be sold on a Bill of Sale. By participating in this Auction, all bidders and buyers recognize that Estate and Gooding have expressly disclaimed all such warranties concerning the availability or sufficiency of any title or registration documentation.