The Royal Mail roadster was the entry-level 1914 Chevrolet
Series H. See more pictures of Chevrolet Series cars.
Series H used an overhead-valve four-cylinder engine designed by Arthur Mason, destined to last through 1928. Operating with splash lubrication, the 171-cubic-inch four yielded 24 horsepower. A transmission was mounted amidships, to the rear of a cone clutch -- which was prone to grabbing -- and ahead of a torque tube running to the rear axle.
Semi-elliptic front and three-quarter elliptic rear springs did suspension duty. Wood wheels could have either a 56-inch or 60-inch track, the latter called "Southern tread" because wagon tracks were the same width. Wire wheels were available from outside suppliers.
Among the most memorable Series H models was the Royal Mail roadster, which was set on a 104-inch wheelbase and priced at $750, including a magneto and hand crank. An Auto-Lite electric starter and lights added $125. Rakish in shape, the Royal Mail attracted car buffs, courtesy of a body that resembled the Stutz. Strangely, Louis Chevrolet left the company that bore his name and returned to racing.
The Baby Grand touring model of the Series H
offered seating for five.
| Model|| Weight range (lbs.)|| Price range (new)|| Number built|
| 1914 Series H|| 1,975-2,500|| $750-$875||4,515 (approx.)|
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