1932 Chevrolet Confederate Series BA news, pictures

1932 Chevrolet Confederate Series BA news, pictures

The 1932 Chevrolet Sports Roadster could accommodate either 2 or 4 passengers. There were a total of 8552 units built as a Deluxe Sports Roadster. It was a straight six-cylinder overhead valve with 194 cubic-inch which produced 60 horsepower. It has a three-speed manual transmission.

The body has dual side-mount tires, dual horns, dual rear tail lights, rumble seat and dual cowl lights. The selling price was $500.

Special Sedan

This 1932 Chevrolet Confederate Deluxe Special Sedan was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Meadow Brook where it had no reserve and estimated to sell between $30,000 - $40,000. The car is powered by a six-cylinder engine that displaces 194 cubic-inches and produces 60 horsepower. There is a three-speed synchromesh gearbox and four-wheel drum brakes.

The Chevrolet Company was named after the famous race car driver, Louis Chevrolet, and introduced by Bill Durant in 1912. Chevrolet cars were solid and reliable, and by The Great Depression of the 1930s had become the backbone of General Motors.

In 1932, Chevrolet introduced their Confederate model line that featured a long hood and flowing deep fenders. Deluxe models included extra chrome plated door louvers. 18-inch wire wheels, tilting windshield, build in sun visor, and an adjustable seat were all standard equipment.

This example has been treated to a restoration that kept the car as original and true to the era as possible. It is finished in Inverness Green with gold pin striping and light green wheels. There are twin side mounts, a luggage rack, drivers side windshield wiper, dual trumpet horns and polished hood louvers. The interior was reupholstered and finished in light gray mohair.

At auction, there was interest in the vehicle and bidding quickly closed in on the estimated value, settling just under that figure and selling for $27,500.

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