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Chevrolet Standard Mercury, and Chevrolet Standard, was a car of the lower middle class, which in the model years 1933 to 1936 by Chevrolet in the United States as the successor of the Confederate built.

From year to year[]

Standard Mercury Series CC (1933)[]

Due to the short model cycle appeared only three bodies, two coupes with two or four seats, and a 2-door saloon with 5 seats. Only 35,845 copies originated in the shortened model year.The true successor of the Confederate in the lower middle class appeared only in mid model year 1933.Its wheelbase was around 3 "reduced to 2718 mm. The above-controlled six-cylinder engine had now indeed 2966 cm 3 contributed, but, like its predecessor, 60 bhp (44 kW) at 3,000 min -1. Had the Confederate nor a synchromesh transmission, so this synchronization again accounted for the standard Mercury. The bodies had been improved aerodynamic and had V-shaped, inclined rearwardly cooler masks. The ventilation flaps on both sides of the hood were narrower and not plated, but painted, as the headlights, which only still had chrome rings.

Standard series DC (1934)[]

The vertical louvers were three horizontal vents yielded on each side of the hood. 98,959 copies originated from the DC series.There were few changes in the first full year of the new model series, which was renamed from standard Mercury in default. Among the three models of the previous year in the middle of model year came another 4-door Phaeton and a 4-door sedan, each with five seats.

Standard Series EC (1935)[]

Styling on the standard models in 1935 changed nothing, but there was a larger engine, the mid-range model from the master was taken. In default of 3388 cm contributed three six-cylinder but only 74 bhp (54 kW) at 3,200 min -1 . Furthermore, five different constructions were offered.

With 201,773 copies, surpassing its predecessor, this standard clearly.

Standard FC Series (1936)[]

408,417 copies of the FC series indicated that Chevrolet was with these changes on a successful path. The following year the Standard disappeared without replacement and the midrange model master took over the role of the entry-level model.1936 also received the standard models, the all-steel bodies from Fisher Body Co. . The old-fashioned forms of construction Roadster and Phaeton disappeared, it came 2-door convertibles to two or four seats. The front fenders of the new bodies were rounded than in the previous year. Moreover, there were now continuously steel disc wheels. As a special innovation, fully hydraulic brakes came on all four wheels, which replaced the mechanical cable brakes. The power corresponded with 79 bhp (58 kW) at 3,200 min -1 of the larger middle class model.