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1929 CHEVROLET INTERNATIONAL AC COUPE

Chevrolet introduced their 1929 International models as “A Six for the Price of a Four”. The new Chevrolet had a freshened styling with a new grille, revised body side moldings, and smaller diameter wheels with fatter tires

This was the first year for the six-cylinder engine since 1915 and the new six made international headlines.

The “Stovebolt”, so named because of the engine’s slotted head bolts, cost only a little more to produce than any of the previous four, but offered 11 more horsepower than the 1928’s four. The base price increased a mere $10 over its price in 1928.

The six was simple and durable. It displaced 194 cubic inches and produced 46 bhp at 2,600 rpm. The "Cast-Iron Wonder," as it eventually became known, employed a solid overhead-valve design in a cast-iron block, inexpensive cast-iron pistons maintained by a non-pressurized lubrication system, and a Carter single-barrel carburetor. Power was transferred via a three-speed manual transmission.

All models were easily identified by their prominent ‘bowtie’ logo mounted on a chrome-plated radiator shell which rested on a rectangular radiator All of the 1929 body styles were powered by a six-cylinder overhead valve engine that produced 45 HP, non-pressurized lubrication, a cast-iron block, and a fuel pump to feed the updraft Carter carburetor.

This blue two-door, two-passenger “Stovebolt” has a 107” wheelbase and is 156” long. It had a production of 157,230 vehicles, and sold for $595. Fuel economy was adequate at 19 mpg on average.

Available options included bumpers in front and rear, sidemount tires and covers, trunk rack, internal rearview mirror, cigar lighter, running board step plates, wire spoke wheels, and a rear spare cover.

 

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