1932 Chevrolet Confederate

Deluxe Coach
Scottsdale in March - Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2021
Saturday, 20 March - Saturday, 27 March
$56,100
Sale Price
No
Reserve
27 March 2021
Sold Date
932
Lot Number
#2
Older restoration
Barrett-Jackson
Auction House
Chassis #3021867, Light yellow with black fenders and tan cloth top over brown leather. 194/60hp, OHV six, 3-speed, painted wire wheels, whitewalls, sidemount spares, rumble seat, landau bars, dual horns.

Evaluation: Restored 40 years ago but lightly used and carefully stored since. It does show some age but not 40 years’ worth and both the chrome and the interior look nearly new.

Bottom Line: The 1930s was a different time, and there were several companies building automobiles with names that would today be considered politically incorrect. MG had the Midget, Studebaker had the Dictator, and Chevrolet had the Confederate. Debates over the Stars and Bars on state flags or Confederate statues didn’t seem to matter here, or maybe they helped, because this is a very healthy price for an older restoration on a car that has nowhere near the following of the equivalent Ford.

by Andrew Newton
2 April 2021

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Condition #1: Concours
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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