This is the third in a series of short films produced by the Jam Handy organization for Chevrolet in 1935 to be shown here. In the video, the thought-provoking engineering principals that have gone into the advancement of the parallel half-elliptic spring suspension system in the automaker’s cars is shown.
A number of actual demonstrations of the springs on automobiles in action and moving illustrations show exactly what Chevy had developed and the film even takes a jab at Ford’s old-fashioned transverse springs. The last third of the video demonstrates the new “Knee-Action” front suspension in action. That system was recently presented in the posts about Andre Dubonnet’s 1932 Xenia.