Period Survivor 1928 Chevrolet Roadster with History!

1928 Chevrolet Other Roadster race car

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Other
SubModel: Roadster race car
Type: Roadster
Trim: Race trim
Year: 1928
Mileage: 9,999,999
VIN: None
Color: Blue
Engine: 1940's Modified Ford Flathead
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Brown
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
Item location: Saint Charles, Illinois, United States
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Description for Chevrolet Other 1928

  • Background: (Based on previous owners’ notes, information and historical documents)

    This car was originally built and owned by Californians William “Wild Bill” Souza and Manuel Canto and was campaigned in the 40’s and early 50’s as the Golden State Radiator Special. It supposedly ran at several ovals in northern and southern California, including the Oakland 5/8 mile track (see photos!!!!). In addition, historians believe it also ran at the dry lakes where it was featured at the 1997 Muroc Reunion after its restoration. It has remained in its center-seat configuration as last run in the 40’s and 50’s. We still have the original rear tires and wheels which where on the car when we got it and go with the car.

    The car was found by a California collector in 1993 wearing its original blue body color and silver frame. Remnants of the Golden State Radiator lettering still adorned the car. When found, the car was missing its original track nose and a 1932 Ford grill shell, which were used frequently during the late 40’s and early fifties, was added to the car in its 1993/1994 restoration. In 2013, I acquired the car from the collector who found the car in 1993, sold it in 2014 and I reacquired the old girl in 2015 specifically to apply to run her in The Race of Gentlemen event.

  • Car Details:

    • 1928 Chevrolet frame and body

    • 1932 Ford rear end

    • 1946? Ford flathead race motor

    • 1935 Ford front axle, suspension, springs and spindles

    • 1936 Ford Trans

    • Franklin steering box

    • Ford Model T gas tank

    • Early gauges

    • Dual Carbs

    • Original hand built headers

    • One seat, center steer

    • Period aircraft seatbelt

    • Restored in its original body and frame colors

    • New tires front and rear!

    III. We just completed The Race of Gentlemen race in Wildwood, NJ where she ran flawlessly! Ready to race/drive!!!!!


    IV. The car has NO title! Ebay makes you put in a type, but this old girl has NO TITLE!!!


    V. Please call me about the option NEW aluminum trailer that she rode to Wildwood! Has everything you need including an electricalwinch!!!!! For sale CHEAP!


    VI. According to TROG race organizers, she is eligible for more TROG races! Acceptance is always subject to TROG's acceptance policies!


    VII. You will see pictures of the old girl with and without the side and front nerf bars! The nerfs came with the restored car, but the TROG folks wanted us the race without them. They come with the car and can be easily bolted on! Also, the original in & out box comes with the car as well as the original rear tires and wheels!