LOUIS J. CHEVROLET - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/09/1931 - HFSID 348154
LOUIS CHEVROLETThe professional racecar driver who co-founded Chevrolet signed this typed letter that's framed Typed Letter Signed: “Louis Chevrolet” in black ink. 8x10 ½ visible of an 8½x11 sheet. One page. Framed with two descriptive plaques and an image of Chevrolet. Dated October 9, 1931.
Sale Price $8,500.00
LOUIS CHEVROLETThe professional racecar driver who co-founded Chevrolet signed this typed letter that's framed Typed Letter Signed: “Louis Chevrolet” in black ink. 8x10 ½ visible of an 8½x11 sheet. One page. Framed with two descriptive plaques and an image of Chevrolet. Dated October 9, 1931. Letterhead from the Glenn L. Martin Motors Company. Letter in part: “I suppose you are wondering what is becoming of us, and our reduction gears drive motor…This summer we made two different reduction gears, which we tried, but they didn't prove successful, as we couldn't mount them securely enough on the nose of our present crankcase. This forced us to redesign the reduction gear for incorporation on a special crankcase, layout of which is now being completed. If nothing unforeseen happens I expect to have a motor with a new reduction gear running before long”. Louis Chevrolet (1878-1941) was born in Switzerland, but moved to France as a boy and then Canada and the United States as a young man. He co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company on November 3, 1911, in Detroit, Michigan. After leaving Chevy in 1916, he co-founded a company named Frontenac Motor Corporation with his two brothers. While serving in an executive position with the company and building improved car motors, he became a professional racecar driver. Chevrolet participated in the Indianapolis 500 four times. Although he never won, his brother Gaston won in 1920 with a vehicle they designed. Letter lightly toned. Slight folding creases. Otherwise, item and frame in fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 36½x21½.
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