The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 110
1931 Chevrolet AE Independence Sedan
$24,200 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
50 hp at 2,600 rpm, 194 cu. in. overhead valve inline six-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission with reverse, semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension, and four-wheel internal expanding mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 107 in.
By the early-1920s, Chevrolet had established itself as an excellent automaker that offered reliability and durability in the same package. By January 1930, Chevrolet introduced its new line of cars along with several innovations, which were joined by additional engine improvements in November. In fact, the eight millionth Chevrolet was produced on August 25, 1931. This particular Chevy is loaded with features and options seldom found on most sedans. It has dual fender-mount spare tires, optional front and rear bumpers, dual taillights, a trunk rack, an accordion running board rack, a grill guard, a flying eagle mascot, and more. The car presents very well, with tan cord upholstery, Chevrolet rubber mats, high quality paint and body, and an engine compartment that requires little effort to shine again. Chevrolets were known for quality, and this example will be a proper investment for one wishing to show or tour in a motor car that the whole family can enjoy.