Oldtimer picture gallery. Cars. Chevrolet (England).
XII 1938 - IX(?) 1939 - General Motors Ltd., Southampton, England.
The following message was received from David Hayward, Automotive Historian:
The attached picture is of a unique car. ignore the horrible paint
job...this is an erroneous scheme for a US military car which it never was!
It was originally painted black.
The BRASS build plate says:
GENERAL MOTORS LTD.
WEST BAY ROAD
CHASSIS NO. CPD 39057
ENGINE NO. R2170112
Brass plate on right hand side of scuttle
This is the only Chevrolet car left in the world that was assembled in
Southampton, England Plant. Our local Plant opened December 1938 and ceased
car assembly around September 1939. Less than 100 cars were assembled from
Bloomfield, New York Boxing Plant kits, with British glass and leather, and
of course all were right hand drive. This car was the 56th assembled and
sold in London in October 1939 after war broke out.
There was no Plant Code for Southampton. "CPD" indicates "Chevrolet/Pontiac
DeLuxe", i.e. it is a Master 85 sport sedan, Fisher 1019. The engine is a
There is one, just one Chevrolet truck assembled in the local plant still in
13k photo is here
What else in the internet:
The International General Motors Historical Site.
You are welcome to write me by E-mail Contact. Andrei Bogomolov.
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Last updated 19 VII 2000.