Chevrolet Series AB National

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Chevrolet Series AB National
Chevrolet Coupe Typ AB BW 2011-09-03 13-54-37.JPG
ManufacturerChevrolet (General Motors)
Model years1928
AssemblyOakland Assembly, Oakland, California
North Tarrytown Assembly, Tarrytown, New York
Flint Assembly, Flint, Michigan
Norwood Assembly, Norwood, Ohio
St. Louis Assembly, St. Louis, Missouri
Oshawa Assembly, Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Osaka Assembly, Osaka, Japan
General Motors South Africa, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
GM Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
GM Belgium, Antwerp, Belgium
Body and chassis
PlatformGM A platform
Engine171 cu in (2.8 L) 4-cylinder
Transmission3-speed manual
Wheelbase107 in (2,718 mm)
Curb weight2,030–2,435 lb (921–1,104 kg)
PredecessorChevrolet Series AA Capitol
SuccessorChevrolet Series AC International

The Chevrolet Series AB National (or Chevrolet National) is an American vehicle manufactured by Chevrolet in 1928 to replace the 1927 Series AA Capitol. Over three-quarters of a million Series ABs were manufactured in a variety of body styles.


1928 Chevrolet truck

Looking very similar to the 1927 Series AA Capitol, the wheelbase of the Series AB was increased by four inches to 107 in (2,718 mm). The updated look was one of the first projects from GM's Art & Colour studio.[1]

The Series AB was powered by Chevrolet's old 171 cu in (2,800 cc) four-cylinder engine, but with minor modifications to produce 35 hp (26 kW) at 2,200 rpm. Four-wheel braking was also now provided.


  1. ^ "1928 Chevrolet National Series AB". How Stuff Works. Retrieved 3 January 2013.