Passenger Cars

        1901
De Dion-Bouton

1901 - Brooklyn, New York

De Dion-Bouton Factory

37th and Church Lane

(Hagley Museum)

Circa 1901 - Brooklyn, New York

De Dion-Bouton Motorette

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(General Motors)

1901 - De Dion-Bouton Engine

Single Cylinder Water-cooled Head

2 3/4 Horsepower

(Hagley Museum)

       1909 to 1910
Buick Motor Company

1909 - Flint, Michigan

Buick Factory & Model 10

Louis Chevrolet & Friends

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1909 or 1910 - Flint, Michigan

Buick Factory

Bob Burman and Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1909 or 1910 - Flint, Michigan

Buick Factory

Bob Burman and Louis Chevrolet

(Ian Macky Collection)

               1911 to 1913
Chevrolet Model C "Classic Six"

Late 1911 - Detroit, Michigan

Chevrolet Classic Six Prototype

Mr. Winfred Murphy & Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

Late 1911 - Detroit, Michigan

Chevrolet Classic Six Prototype

Mr. Winfred Murphy & Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

Late 1911 - Detroit, Michigan

Chevrolet Classic Six Prototype

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(General Motors)

1912 - Detroit, Michigan

Chevrolet Classic Six Prototype

Factory Photo

(Detroit Public Library)

1912 - Detroit, Michigan

Chevrolet Classic Six Prototype

Factory Photo

(Detroit Public Library)

1912 - Detroit, Michigan

Chevrolet Classic Six Prototype

Engine & Chassis detail

(Motor World)

December 1912 - Detroit, Michigan

Chevrolet Classic Six photo session

Louis Chevrolet & Dignitaries

(Detroit Public Library)

December 1912 - Detroit, Michigan

Chevrolet Classic Six photo session

Louis Chevrolet & Dignitaries

(Detroit Public Library)

December 1912 - Detroit, Michigan

Chevrolet Classic Six

Louis Chevrolet & Dignitaries

(Detroit Public Library)

May 1913 - Buffalo, NY

Louis Chevrolet serves as parade marshal for marathon race

(The Buffalo Times)

May 1913 - Buffalo, NY

Louis Chevrolet sets the pace for the

runners in the marathon race

(The Buffalo Times)

May 1913 - Buffalo, NY

2 Model C's lead parade procession,

Louis Chevrolet driving "Classic Six" 

(The Buffalo Times)

May 1914 - Washington, DC

Chevrolet Classic Six at Union Station

President Teddy Roosevelt

(Library of Congress)

May 1914 - Washington, DC

Chevrolet Classic Six at Union Station

President Teddy Roosevelt

(Library of Congress)

May 1914 - Washington, DC

Chevrolet Classic Six at Union Station

President Teddy Roosevelt

(Library of Congress)

June 1914 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Chevrolet Classic Six Automobile

Arthur Chevrolet with French Drivers

(Indianapolis Star)

June 1914 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Arthur Duray, Rene Thomas,

Josef Christiaens, and Albert Guyot

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway) 

8/20/15 - Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Early gathering of Chevrolet enthusiasts

Classic Six seen on right side of image

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

             1917 to 1919
American Motors Corporation

1917 - Plainfield, New Jersey

American Balanced Six

Production Line

(Plainfield Public Library)

1918 - Plainfield, New Jersey

American Balanced Six Town Car

Celestine Treyvoux at the wheel

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1918 - Plainfield, New Jersey

American Balanced Six Town Car

Charles Chevrolet posing in front of car (Chevrolet Family Collection)

1918 - Plainfield, New Jersey

American Balanced Six Town Car

Louis Chevrolet's personal car

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1918 - Plainfield, New Jersey

Trade Journal Advertisement

Featuring Louis Chevrolet

(The Horseless Age)

1918 - Plainfield, New Jersey

American Balanced Six Town Car

Charles Chevrolet at the wheel

(Chevrolet Family Collection)

                 1921 to 1922
Compania Automobiles Anahuac
                   de Mexico

August 1921 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Anahuac Banquet

Louis in center, Art at far end of table

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

April 1922 - Mexico City, Mexico

Anahuac Automobile

President Alvaro Obregon & Delegation

(Motor West)

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             1922
Frontenac Prototype

1921 - Concept Drawing

Frontenac Passenger Car

(Frontenac Brochure)

1921 - Frontenac Emblem

Coat of Arms with Checkered Flags

 

(Frontenac Brochure)

Fall 1921 - Indianapolis, Indiana

4-Cylinder SOHC Frontenac Engine

C.W. Van Ranst & Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Fall 1921 - Indianapolis, Indiana

4-Cylinder SOHC Frontenac Engine

Exhaust Side

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Fall 1921 - Indianapolis, Indiana

4-Cylinder SOHC Frontenac Engine

Intake Side

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

January 1922 - New York City

Frontenac Display

Commodore Hotel (now Grand Hyatt)

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Spring 1923 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Frontenac Prototype

Emrichsville Bridge Photo Session

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Spring 1923 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Frontenac Prototype

Emrichsville Bridge Photo Session

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Spring 1923 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Frontenac Prototype

Emrichsville Bridge Photo Session

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

             1924
Frontenac Prototype

August 1924 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Frontenac Prototype - Side View

8 Cylinder Single Sleeve Valve Engine

(Motor World)

August 1924 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Frontenac Prototype

8 Cylinder Single Sleeve Valve Engine

(Motor World)

August 1924 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Frontenac Prototype - Rear View

8 Cylinder Single Sleeve Valve Engine

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

August 1924 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Frontenac Prototype - Front View

8 Cylinder Single Sleeve Valve Engine

(Free Library of Philadelphia)

August 1924 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Engine Plate with firing order,

8 Cylinder Single Sleeve Valve Engine

(Free Library of Philadelphia)

August 1924 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Frontenac Coat of Arms

"Semper Plus" - Always More

(Frontenac Catalog)

1925 Scripps-Booth
"da Vinci" Prototype

Summer 1925 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Burt-McCallum "Argyll" Engine

8 Cylinder Single Sleeve Valve Design

(Cranbrook Institute)

Spring 2014

Original Engine used in the "da Vinci"

8 Cylinder Single Sleeve Valve

(Martin Sinzig Photo)

Fall 1925 - Detroit, Michigan

Close Up of Engine & Chassis

Notes by James Scripps-Booth

(Cranbrook Institute)

Fall 1925 - Detroit, Michigan

Rolling Chassis of the da Vinci

note the 1925 Indiana license plate

(Detroit Public Library)

Circa 1935 - Detroit, Michigan

Rare photo showing the dash panel,

and transmission of the da Vinci

(Detroit Public Library)

Fall 1925 - Detroit, Michigan

Close up view of the unique underslung

chassis of the da Vinci

(Detroit Public Library)

Fall 1925 - Detroit, Michigan

Rolling Chassis of the da Vinci

Preparing for trip to Coach Builder

(Cranbrook Institute)

Fall 1925 - Detroit, Michigan

Rolling Chassis of the da Vinci

Preparing for trip to Coach Builder

(Detroit Public Library)

Spring 1926 - Detroit, Michigan

Completed da Vinci automobile

Custom Coach Work by Fleetwood

(Cranbrook Institute)

Spring 1926 - Belle Isle, Michigan

Scripps-Booth "da Vinci"

Argyll Engine with Underslung Chassis

(Detroit Public Library)

Spring 1926 - Belle Isle, Michigan

Scripps-Booth "da Vinci"

Argyll Engine with Underslung Chassis

(Detroit Public Library)

Spring 1926 - Belle Isle, Michigan

Scripps-Booth "da Vinci"

Argyll Engine with Underslung Chassis

(Detroit Public Library)