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.
Sold for $27,500 at 2007 RM Sothebys. 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. By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007
High bid of $52,500 at 2007 RM Sothebys. (did not sell) This 1932 Chevrolet Confederate Sport Roadster was one of two 1932 Chevrolet Confederate vehicles being auctioned at the 2007 RM Auctions held at Meadow Brook. This example was estimated to sell between $65,000 - $75,000. It has a history that is known from new. It has been used sparingly throughout its lifetime and seen very little weather that was not sunny. It has been restored with many of its components being original. This Sport Roadster is well equipped with a deluxe radiator ornament, twin trumpet horns, two tail lamps, and dual side mounted spares with the correct metal covers. The wheels are painted red and carry whitewall tires that have chrome trim rings and caps. In the rear is a very rare Low Boy metal trunk sitting on top of a luggage rack. Also in the rear is a rumble seat with additional seating for two, possibly three occupants.
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
1932 was the first year for Chevrolet to use synchromesh transmission. Winner of AACA 2005 Louis Chevrolet Award with all of the restoration work done by owner. Called the 'Little Cadillac' for its decorative use of chrome on deluxe models.
First use of cowl vent for fresh air for passenger compartment.
Sold for $82,500 at 2009 RM Sothebys. The Chevrolet BA Confederate model line was offered with a six-cylinder engine that displaced 194 cubic-inches and produced 60 horsepower. It had a counter-balanced crankshaft, coupled to a full synchromesh three-speed manual transmission.
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
The features found on the DeLuxe models set it apart from other low-price entries - features that included chrome landau irons, chrome cowl lamps, chrome hood side doors, side mount spares, twin trumpet horns and a broad palette of color offering. This example is a Chevrolet DeLuxe Convertible Cabriolet that exemplifies the influence that Harley Earl's design team had on Chevrolet automobiles. By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2011
In 1932, Chevrolet introduced a completely restyled line which, like all the General Motors brands for 1932, shared a striking resemblance to that year's Cadillac. Of all the body styles offered by Chevrolet in 1932, the Deluxe Sport Roadster is considered one of the most attractive cars of the era. Yet, Chevrolet was an automaker for the everyman, and total production of the Sports roadster only represented 2-percent of Chevrolet production in 1932.
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.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., March 25, 2014 - A statement from Road America President and General Manager, George Bruggenthies, about the death of long time Road America board member and racer, Jim Jeffords: