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Chevrolet grocer's delivery van.

Another gem from the Creasey's Motor Bodies archive, maintained and owned by Stephen Creasey (see his site). Here we have a side-on view of a circa 1930 delivery van, which I'm sure is a Chevrolet given the style of wheels in evidence, the mouldings on the scuttle, and the distinctive louvres that are located to the rear of the bonnet side panel only - all features of the 1930 AD Series. The customers in this instance were Williams Brothers, of 121 High Street, Barnet - High Class Grocers and Provision Merchants. The vehicle was clearly new at the time of this photograph, gleaming, with matching tyre treads fore and aft, as yet un-sullied by wear and tear.
The Series AD of 1930 (also available in saloon and coupe form as the AD Universal) was powered by a six-cylinder 3.2 litre engine, capable of producing 50 bhp.
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Chevrolet AD Series van bodied by Creasey & Son
Sadly the registration of this Chevy isn't known, so what became of it is anyone's guess. It may well have been requisitioned for use during the war, ending its days in a breaker's yard in the 1940s or 1950s. One 1930 van that does survive, in New Zealand, is the example featured in the short video below (note the very appropriate accompanying tune!!).
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