- “Stabilized Front-End” (front fenders, radiator, and headlights made into a single assembly) “to avoid weaving and twisting” said Chevrolet advertising.

- Hydraulic brakes introduced on the “Master” models.






Encyclopedia of American Cars from 1930 - Consumer guide




1936 brought major styling changes to the Chevrolet Motor Division. The windshield was now V shaped, the radiator cap was hidden under the hood, the fenders were more rounded and added was a waterfall grille; steel-spoked wheels were standard and wire wheels were optional. The frame was changed from an X design to a lighter and stronger box-girder design. The wheels on both series were 17", and an optional Knee-Action suspension was popular, but only offered on the Master series. Gone were the numerous small gauges set into the instrument panel and new were two larger tan-colored instrument clusters that included the basic information for engine operation. The master series was stretched by 2" and now had a new steel turret top replacing the old-fashioned fabric roof. The senior series was re-named and called the Master Deluxe, carrying a 113" wheelbase. The Town and Sport sedan now had a built-in trunk which was a convenient option. Another major change was the addition of hydraulic brakes added to both Chevrolet series.


Prices for the new models ranged from $495.00 to $665.00 depending on series and options offered. Chevrolet again took first place in sales from Ford by posting a 70% increase in sales over their 1935 models.

1936 Chevrolet Phaeton


Year: 1936

Make: Chevrolet

Mode: Phaeton

Style: 4-Door Convertible

Serial No: m5869573

Color: Red

Engine Size: 207 cid

Engine Cylinders: I-6

Engine BHP: 79 BHP

Transmission: Manual 3-Speed

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