Chevrolet Confederate Sport Roadster
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.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2009 at the The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
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".
Source: RM Auctions