Article posted: 11/5/2012 5:00 AM

Chevrolet Capital is grandfather to today's pickup

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1927 Chevrolet Capital, Bill Grundy, South Barrington

Photos Courtesy of Prestige MotorCar Photography

The Capital has been restored to its original 1927 condition.

Grandpa Bill Ternes, in foreground wearing a hat, uses his Chevrolet Capital truck while working a Wisconsin hayfield in 1951.

Courtesy of the Grundy Family

Grundy restored the wood bed of the former farm hauler.

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The four-cylinder engine is capable of producing 25 horsepower and 30 mph.

Bill Grundy of South Barrington drives his grandfather's antique workhorse to many area cruise nights.

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It's easy to forget our beloved classic and antique vehicles, now babied and shielded from any harsh condition, were once daily performers for real heavy-duty work. Even quaint machines like Bill Grundy's 1927 Chevrolet Capital truck once regularly ventured off smooth asphault into farm fields and dirt roads.
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    • 1927 Chevrolet Capital, Bill Grundy, South Barrington
    • The Capital has been restored to its original 1927 condition.
    •  Grandpa Bill Ternes, in foreground wearing a hat, uses his Chevrolet Capital truck while working a Wisconsin hayfield in 1951.
    • Grundy restored the wood bed of the former farm hauler.
    • The four-cylinder engine is capable of producing 25 horsepower and 30 mph.
    • Bill Grundy of South Barrington drives his grandfather’s antique workhorse to many area cruise nights.
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