Chevrolet 216 (tractor)

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Chevrolet 216 (tractor)

Post by Jendrass » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:35 pm

Hi All !
My name is Jędrzej, I`m a Polish motorization historian, I happy that I found this forum.
In our military archive I found some information about Chevrolet factory which was placed in Warsaw in mid 30ties. The factory produced various models of Chevrolet trucks models like 155 COE, 157, 158. They also offered our military the tractor called "Chevrolet 216/GMC 216". I can`t find any picture of this truck/tractor.
The "216" had very good technical parameters and it was really close to set it as one of Polish Army artillery tractors.
Can You help me ? All best from Poland.

Here are some photos from the factory adverts and truck service in PL



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Re: Chevrolet 216 (tractor)

Post by retro-roco » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:35 pm

Jendrass wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:35 pm

Here are some photos from the factory adverts and truck service in PL

This picture is what is commonly referred to in the United States as a "tractor" or "semi-tractor". This means it was outfitted to tow a trailer.

I suspect that the 216 designation describes the engine displacement or 216 cu. in. These trucks had a straight or in-line 6 motor, including 216, 235, 261 or 292 amount of displacement is typically proportional to the power of the engine. The 216 would be the least powerful, while the 292 would be the most powerful.
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