Price: - Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Cabriolet
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1931
  • Mileage: 3,188
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 305 V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Power windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1931 Chevrolet Cabriolet

While Ford's Model A is a familiar sight at car shows, t's easy to forget that Chevrolet was still the #1 auto maker in the US that year. You don't see many 1931 Chevrolets today, specially not ultra-rare cabriolets like this awesome red rod. Polished and carrying the look of a much bigger, ore impressive car, he Chevrolet looks and acts like it's in a separate class altogether, hich maybe it is.This car was built a few years ago and since then it's been driven a bit, ut nothing diminishes the handsome good looks of the 1931 Chevrolet. Beautifully styled with upscale touches like the mesh grille guard, raceful fenders, nd chrome hood doors, t looks a lot like its bigger, ore expensive cousins over at Buick and Cadillac. The bright red paint captures the fun and upscale attitude that Chevy was trying to emulate, nd even though it's been a few years since it was finished, t still looks fantastic with only a few signs of use. The cabriolet is easy to spot with its chrome landau irons on the folding top, nd they've neatly converted the rumble seat into a trunk and removed the rear-mounted spare, o it has a very clean look. The brightwork is excellent, ith plenty of chrome on the grille, umpers, nd even the lovely little cowl lights and twin taillights out back. Unlike the Fords you see everywhere, his Chevy looks nothing like a bargain priced machine.Simple black vinyl makes up the interior of this Chevy, ut as a cabriolet with roll-up windows instead of an open roadster, t has a few upscale design details. Note the bright red stitching on the seats, ubtle black dashboard, he beautiful door panels with integral arm rests, nd a full complement of gauges to monitor the engine. A late-model tilt steering column houses a fat leather-wrapped steering wheel that looks right at home here and the controls for the Vintage Air A/C system are built into the dash. The seats and carpets remain in excellent condition with minimal signs of use and that big steering wheel gives fingertip control when matched with power steering. Power windows were added during the build and the little coupe seals up rather well given its age. The black canvas top is in excellent condition and has an opening rear window for ventilation on those days that just aren't quite hot enough for full A/C.The engine is a familiar 305 cubic inch V8, nd you'll never hear a single complaint about a Chevy in a Chevy at car shows. Wearing a few chrome dress-up pieces and an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor for reliable horsepower, t's always a great choice in a hot rod if you want easy-to-maintain performance. The accessories are packed in tight to the block and the firewall has been cleaned up to make the engine bay look detailed and smooth. It's been driven, o it's not perfect, ut it's in excellent condition throughout and runs superbly. Turn the key and it fires right up, dling with a nice V8 burble from the twin pipes out back and performance is energetic given the car's light curb weight. A TH350 3-speed automatic feeds a Ford 9-inch rear end, hile the front suspension is a Mustang II setup that offers disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering. With a bit of a rake to its stance, t looks the part of a hot rod and sits on staggered Torque Thrust wheels and recent Kumho blackwall radials.Far more unusual than a Ford and arguably even more attractive, his Chevrolet offers a unique combination of style and practicality that were its hallmarks then and today. Call now!