When you want a ’20s-style classic that’s more distinct than a Model A, the Chevy is the right way to go. But nearly 90 years later, we are reminded that not all were created equal or treated the same. That’s why we get excited about this 1928 Chevrolet Cabriolet Sport. It’s a droptop rumble-seat classic that owes its stellar presentation to being under the care of the same family for half of its life.
The restoration phots show that this might even be the original color combo for the car… and this is exactly how we would want a 1920s machine to look. The maroon and black are perfect complement colors, especially in their high-gloss finish. And the streak of yellow running the whole profile and inside the color-match solid wheels absolutely makes this one look jaunty. But as you get closer, it really impresses with the details. Everything seems correctly in place from the landau bars on the soft top, to the original glass lamp covers.
Peek inside and you’ll see the seats and door panels have been restored in a great looking and durable black vinyl. The exterior color scheme continues on this dashboard, including the pinstriping. All the gauges in the bright center panel look great, and the three-speed manual gearstick has a purposeful feel. The four-spoke wood wheel was purely functional decades ago, but today it is beautifully artistic. This open top cabriolet is the ideal sunny day friend, and if you have more than one companion on your ambling road trips, there’s even a rumble seat to complete the great vintage profile.
A classic like this never needs a radio because the motor own music. The 107 cubic-inch four-cylinder gives off an industrial symphony of simplicity. It is a rhythmic chug that feels like being in charge of a mini locomotive as the tempo increases with the acceleration. The ride is another exercise in minimalism. Leaf springs, solid wheels, and bias ply tires are far from modern, which makes them perfect in this time capsule convertible. The full experience of being behind the wheel is to feel rolling history.
The full picture file, especially the undercarriage photos, is all the proof you need that this was a family favorite that received a careful restoration. It’s an authentic part of history that you’ll love for everything from a Saturday parade to a Sunday cruise. Don’t miss out, call today!
See listing: 1928 Chevrolet Cabriolet – NICE RESTORATION (from February 12, 2018)