1932 Chevrolet Confederate Series BA news, pictures, and information
The body has dual side-mount tires, dual horns, dual rear tail lights, rumble seat and dual cowl lights. The selling price was $500.
Chassis Num: 12BA 260532
|Sold for $27,500 at 2007 RM Auctions.|
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.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007
Chassis Num: 2BA 04 58856
|High bid of $52,500 at 2007 RM Auctions. (did not sell)|
Bidding reached as high as $52,500 but it was not enough to satisfy the reserve and the vehicle was not sold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007
First use of cowl vent for fresh air for passenger compartment.
First year for Chevrolet to use 'free wheeling.'
Chassis Num: 12BA02332732
|Sold for $82,500 at 2009 RM Auctions.|
This Sports Roadster wears an older restoration finished in glossy black with excellent bright-work. There are dual side-mounted spare tires with chrome-plated rearview mirrors, cowl lights, a rumble seat, red painted steel wire wheels with bright rims and hubcaps, and a set of period-correct wide whitewall tires. The floor is covered with original-type rubber matting with an embossed Chevrolet bowtie pattern.
In 2009, this car was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $40,000 - $60,000 and offered without reserve. The lot was sold for the sum of $82,500, including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2009
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2011
Besides the added 'curb appeal,' the 1932 Chevrolet now included a synchromesh three-speed manual transmission and 18-inch wire wheels as standard equipment, and delivered reliable, trouble-free driving. The big news for 1932, however, came from Ford with its introduction of the first affordable V-8 and its instant popularity among buyers.
This Sport Roadster was restored by the late owner of Donohoe Chevrolet - a mainstay of Brooklyn, MI for over three decades.
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