Chevrolet Series K Superior Touring
The Series K Superior Touring, cost $525, versus a mere $290 for a Ford Model T. To counter the difference in price, Chevrolet promoted the idea that its cars really were "Superior." The cost included an electric starter and wood-spoke wheels. Bumpers, though, were optional. Touring cars and roadsters also wore wood-spoke wheels. The new Chevy still rode on a 103-inch wheelbase but was now powered by an improved powerplant. The Chevrolet 171-cubic inch four-cylinder engine featured overhead valves and produced 26 horsepower, while the Model T's L-head four was rated at 20 horsepower. Chevy had a conventional three-speed manual transmission but updated with a new single dry plate clutch replacing the old cone clutch style. On the other hand, Ford clung to the two-speed planetary gearbox used in Model Ts since 1908.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
26 hp, 171 cu. in. overhead valve four-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, semi-elliptic rear springs, 11-inch rear-wheel brakes. Wheelbase: 103"
Source: RM Auctions