1932 Chevrolet Confederate 4 door Sedan

December 25th, 2016

This picture was taken at the Port Angeles Chevy Rally in 2014. I took it along with other nice pictures of the 1932 models which happen to be my favorite year for antique Chevys.

True Beauty

October 5th, 2011

1932 Chevrolet Phaeton©2011antiquecarnut.com

I know there is another picture and article about a ’32 Phaeton on this site, but I’m sorry-I just can’t get enuff of them. I took this picture at a Vintage Chevrolet Club of America rally at Grand Junction, Colorado in 2006. The only accessories missing that I can see would be step plates on the running boards!! The owner really had it decked out!! If I run across any more phaetons, you can bet they will appear on this site!!

Top up or down-it’s luxury!!

April 8th, 2011

1932 Chevrolet Cabriolet©2011antiquecarnut.com

This one dear readers is the Chevrolet cabriolet for 1932!! Do you know the difference between a roadster and a cabriolet?? Let me enlighten you if you don’t!! Both have cloth tops, but the cabriolet has window channels attached to the top to accomodate roll up glass windows when the top is up. A roadster has side curtains made of cloth and ising glass that have to be snapped into place and in no manner keep much warmth in the interior during the cold winter nor do they come near keeping 99 per cent of the rain out in the spring!!

Summer Fun

April 8th, 2011

1932 Chevrolet roadster©2011antiquecarnut.com

How about this beautiful thing produced by Chevrolet in 1932? It is a Chevy collector’s dream car!! The couple that own this dream car were touring Yellowstone National Park when I snapped this picture. That’s what most of us would call touring in style!! Just don’t get too close to the elk!! I saw an elk attack a car right in front of me once in Yellowstone and I mean he hit it with a bang!!! He was watching over his harem and the car and driver just got too close!! Perhaps the elk thought the car had more sex appeal than he did!!!

The Chevy leader in 1932?

April 8th, 2011

1932 Chevrolet coach©2011antiquecarnut.com

Boy, did I get a surprise when looking up the production statistics of all Chevy’s in 1932. To my surprise it was not this model, it was it’s sister model-the BA Confederate Standard!! The one pictured is the Deluxe model!! The Deluxe base price was $515.00 and the Standard $495.00. Only 9,346 Deluxes were produced as opposed to 132,109 Standards. For only $20.00 more, the Deluxe could be bought!! But, remember folks-this was the big middle of the 1930’s depression!! For only $20.00 more you got chrome hood ports and cowl lights making the car’s appearance much nicer than the plain vanilla Standard model.

Gorgeous is an understatement

April 8th, 2011

1932 Chevrolet 5 window coupe©2011antiquecarnut.com

When looking at this beautiful thing it makes an old car buff wonder how nice a car can be! I took this picture at a VCCA rally in Rapid City, S.D. in 1996. I remember standing in awe looking at this beauty as well as a lot of other cars just as nice. I thought I must have died and gone to heaven!! That’s the thing about these rallys. Total joy is the only way to describe them!!

Nice old BLue

April 1st, 2011

1932 Chevrolet 5 window coupe©2011antiquecarnut.com

This picture was taken at a national Chevy club rally in 1996 that was held at Rapid City, South Dakota. There were a bunch of ’32’s there, but this one really stood out among the others. It was just super nice!! It was decked out nice as was, but I don’t know why the owner didn’t have it fitted with a right rear tail light ,rear view mirrors on the twin spare tires and chrome wheel rings to really set it off!! THis was sure a nice rally in that over 1400 people and 650 antique Chevys were in attendance.

Beautiful Survivor

April 1st, 2011

1932 Chevrolet Phaeton ©2011 antiquecarnut.com

Production of this model was only 419 in 1932, so I can only imagine there are probably less than 10 still in operation. This picture was taken at the James Leak auction held in Tulsa, Oklahoma in about 1986. James used to have and may still have a museum in Muskogee, Oklahoma. That was where I first saw this sleek beautiful thing and it is one of two I have ever seen. It would sure be a lot of fun to own and drive one of them, but not many of us will ever have that opportunity.

Elegant Wheels

April 1st, 2011

1932 Chevrolet Roadster ©2011 antiquecarnut.com

This roadster is not the flashiest I have ever seen, but it is a very classy looking car!! I’m always amazed at how much difference colors make on the same model car as you will see on other pictures of the same model on this site! !932 roadsters have held their values for a long time,ie, I can remember in 1974 I saw a black roadster in Lamesa, Texas and the price on it at that time was $25,000.00. A nice one is easily worth that much and probably a lot more today! Of course ’32’s have always been a stand out!!

Advent of Beauty

February 28th, 2011

1932 Chevrolet 4 Door Sedan © 2011 antiquecarnut.com

This picture was taken at a VCCA Rally in Grand Junction, Colorado in 2006. The owner of the car was obviously very proud of it and giving it a very thorough going over before judging time. All 1932 models were called the Confederate series and came in Standard and Deluxe models. The car pictured is a Deluxe model 4 door Sedan which featured chrome hood ports, cowl lights, fender wells and twin spare mounts. I would have thought twin trumpet horns would have been included, but my research reflects that all models came with one trumpet horn as standard. Economic times were much tougher in 1932 as compared to 1931 causing sales of 1932’s to be much ebbed as compared to 1931. Also, Ford had just come out with their V/8 engine creating havoc for Chevy! Compared to this featured model, it’s 1931 counterpart production was 109,775 versus only 52,446 1932’s. My statistics were taken from a book called Chevrolet Chronicles written by Arch Brown, Pat Chappell and Bob Hall.

Chevy versus Cadillac

February 17th, 2011

1932 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe © 2011 antiquecarnut.com

The 1932 Chevrolet art deco was largely derived from the Cadillac models of 1932. GM knew that because of the depression, they had to come up with a Chevrolet design that would be a winner and they did so by patterning Chevy after Cadillac. I am quoting figures and certain information from a book entitled Chevrolet Chronicle written by Arch Brown, Pat Chappell and Bob Hall. In 1932 only GM and Nash were able to squeeze out a profit. Overall GM sales were less than half what they were in the 1931 model year. The 1932 figure stood at 313,395-the worst year of the 1930’s depression. To many of us Chevrolet admirers, the 1932 was the most beautiful Chevy ever produced. The colors of the car pictured above must have been very popular as to me it is the most frequently seen in car publications. Hardly ever do other color combinations appear. Several more articles and pictures of 1932 Chevys appear on this site.