1931 Chevrolet Independence Cabriolet Convertible Chevy

Price: - Item location: San Ramon, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Independence
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Cabriolet
  • Year: 1931
  • Mileage: 88,948
  • VIN: 21AE17326
  • Engine size: 194 C.I. 50 HP
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1931 Chevrolet Independence Cabriolet

Listing this car for a friend. Car is located in Chandler Arizona.
This beautiful and expertly cared for 1931Chevrolet Independence Cabriolet is now seeking its next owner. We just don't use it like we used to in local parades and car shows and though we hate to part with it, its time.
Car is located in Chandler Arizona and available for inspection.

  • 1931 Chevrolet Independence Cabriolet
  • Engine is a "Stovebolt Six" cylinder, 194 cu. In., 50 H.P. @2600 rpm
  • 3 speed manual transmission
  • Carter updraft carburetor, tuned for current unleaded fuel
  • 2520 pounds, 10 gallon gas tank
  • 6 volt system
  • Electric start, though comes with a hand crank (very risky to use)
  • VIN: 21AE17326 from Janesville, WI
  • 88948 miles


The Cabriolet has a folding top with landau bars, rumble seat & deluxe trim

Seats and interior are leather or leather like material.

This car was heavily optioned when new:

  • dual side mount spare tires,
  • eagle radiator cap,
  • radiator grille,
  • 2 tire mirrors,
  • Phinney Walker rear view mirror clock,
  • Sterling electric dash clock,
  • front and rear double bar bumpers,
  • fender well tire lock,
  • Chevy logo running board steps,
  • dealer maintenance minder,
  • chrome wheel rings,
  • and a chrome exhaust pipe extension;
  • ... but no cabin heater.

Loads of Extras: 100% cotton custom fit dust cover by Back East custom covers, battery isolation switch, 3 quarts paint custom matched and blended by Space Age Paints, screw jack, extra 6 volt horn, screw jack, front seat safety lap belts, fire extinguisher, 2 American flags great for parades, four 8 ½ in x 11 in. clear plastic information holders (front, rear, & both sides) for shows, a hand painted trunk (great for storing lunch for shows), a reprint of the original "Chevrolet Repair Manual" for 1929-1932 six cylinder cars, and a 3 ring binder collection of articles, history, research and references, like "A Complete Line of Genuine Chevrolet Accessories".


This car came from a small private family collection to its current owner in 2003. The car has been garage housed and covered since an older restoration. The paint shows some age on close inspection but shines and shows extremely well. It has been a consistent show winner at local shows. One noted judge described it as a wonderful hobby car to share, drive, and enjoy; and we have. When parents concur, we enjoy helping younger people experience a "rumble" seat (usually with photos for tomorrow's fans and hobbyists). Therefore, some minor scratching near the step pads on the rumble seat access fender; but the smile to scratch ratio is still within tolerances!!

The battery was replaced in 2012, radiator in '03, fuel pump rebuild in '03, and carburetor rebuild in 2016. There is a crack in the right windshield post support with temporary repairs; it is not noticeable and has held up well for over 15 years. The external pancake chrome horn is included but does not vibrate as it should. We connected the extra horn, included, with a button on the steering column as an alternative, but never did get the pancake horn operating correctly. The electric clock is disconnected to avoid battery drain. The mirror clock worked, but along the way the winding stem was lost. We compensated for the gas tank gage not working as the fuel tank level is clearly visible when removing the gas cap. One side mount spare tire tube needs replaced. The other spare is fine.

The car is a driver, a fun car to share and enjoy. I have never driven it on longer cruises and not on freeways as 45-50 mph is an upper practical speed limit.




Buyer arranges


$500 Down payment within 24 hours via PayPal. Cash or Cashiers check once cleared by bank received cleat title.