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1932 Chevrolet BA Confederate 2/4-Passenger Sports Roadster

1932 Chevrolet BA Confederate 2/4-Passenger Sports Roadster

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1932 Chevrolet BA Confederate 2/4-Passenger Sports Roadster

1932 Chevrolet BA Confederate 2/4-Passenger Sports Roadster
Car was Sold at a price of $45,100

60hp, 194 cu. in. inline six-cylinder engine, three-speed full-synchromesh manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, semi-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 109"

Often referred to as a "baby Cadillac", the 1932 Chevrolet Confederate BA Series is widely recognized by collectors as one of the best-looking Chevrolet models of the Classic Era. Of all the body styles offered by Chevrolet in 1932, the Sports Roadster was arguably the most attractive, yet total production of this model represented less than three percent of total Chevrolet production for that year. Its very clean lines, flowing fenders, and abundant yet tasteful bright trim, along with a delightful rumble seat, combine to make this particular body style the epitome of the classic 1930s roadster.

Although Ford's release of its long-awaited new models stole most of the automotive headlines in 1932, Chevrolet produced a vehicle that year which was arguably slightly ahead in both form and function, especially given the teething problems that were encountered by the 1932 Ford models. The Chevrolet BA Confederate model line, on the other hand, offered a smooth and proven overhead-valve, inline six-cylinder engine with a counter-balanced crankshaft, coupled to a full synchromesh three-speed manual transmission. More user-friendly and offering very similar performance, the 1932 Chevrolets delivered reliable and trouble-free driving.

The 1932 Chevrolet BA Confederate Sports Roadster presented here is a very attractive example with an older restoration that continues to appear quite fresh today. It is complemented by a glossy black finish, excellent brightwork, a stylized eagle mascot, dual chrome-plated horns, and chrome-plated vertical hood vents. In addition, the car is equipped with 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, as well as a set of period-style wide whitewall tires. The purposeful but attractive interior and rumble seat are both trimmed in dark red upholstery that reveals few signs of wear, and the floor is covered with original-type rubber matting with an embossed Chevrolet "bowtie" pattern.

This very fine 1932 Chevrolet BA Confederate Roadster is ready to be enjoyed as a very fit running and driving example. It is sure to provide an enjoyable entry to any number of classic car events, as well as an abundance of top-down motoring pleasure.

RM Auctions
Automobiles of Amelia Island
March 14, 2009
Website: www.rmauctions.com
Sold at a price of $45,100
Lot #211

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1932 Chevrolet BA Confederate 2/4-Passenger Sports Roadster

1932 Chevrolet BA Confederate 2/4-Passenger Sports Roadster

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