Sold for $ 14,300
- 171-cid inline four-cylinder engine
- Manual transmission
- Two year restoration started in 2005
- All-around maintained
- Electric started and fuel pump
The term “Depot Hack” was given to many large open vehicles, like this one offered here, because railroads would purchase them to shuttle passengers to their hotels or different locations. Their use even carried over to larger areas such as ferry docks where there are plenty of people and plenty of luggage that needed to be transported. Many people believe that these were the inspiration for the modern station wagon that we know today.
Chevrolet supplied the chassis that the Depot Hack would be built on and the independent buyer or dealer would seek out a company to make the wood body. The bodies were built with no fixed windows, but some were supplied with windows that would fold out and provide protection to passengers during foul weather.
This particular Chevrolet Depot Hack has been methodically restored in Toronto, Canada; and in Connecticut and Florida. The restoration started in 2005 and took two years to complete. Today it is in better condition than when sold new; and the necessary maintenance has been completed to keep it a prime example. The 171-cid four-cylinder engine has been upgraded with an electric starter, electric fuel pump and a modern screw-on filter. The Chevrolet has wooden wheels, wooden steering wheel, rear brakes and a single taillight. The woodwork shows extremely well and the stainless hardware was added; and the seat covers were replaced. Old Vic, as the owner calls it, has been driven on the road and used for parades; and most recently as transportation at a resort.