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Lot Number
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From The Jimmie Taylor Collection
1930 Chevrolet AD Universal Four-Door Special Sedan
The Auburn Auction

Offered Without Reserve

CHASSIS NO: 1720044
• Very nicely presented example of one of Chevrolet’s key models for 1930
• Striking exterior finish with matching wire wheels; original-appearing upholstery Powered by Chevrolet’s renowned and carefully improved 194 cid OHV ‘Six’
• Attractive details include Chevrolet-scripted Moto-Meter and cloisonné emblem

194 cid OHV inline six-cylinder engine, single-barrel Carter carburetor, 50 HP at 2,600 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and live rear axles with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel mechanical brakes; wheelbase: 107”


Following the landmark 1929 models that propelled Chevrolet to the massive success of 1929, the AD Universal lineup for 1930 refined the concept and carried the GM Division to continued success at the onset of the Great Depression. Carefully updated, the 1930 Chevrolet models were introduced to the public during January 1930 with a host of welcome updates including a raked, non-glare windshield, a new three-spoke steering wheel design, and the addition of new hydraulic-type shock absorbers for a more pleasant ride and improved road holding. The fuel-level gauge was relocated to the dashboard, the other instruments were given a new circular shape with dark-colored faces, and smaller tires were fitted.

Underneath the hood, the highly-regarded 194 cid ‘Stovebolt Six’ engine was also enhanced, with revised manifolds to go with its modern overhead-valve architecture. Buyers agreed with the changes, and while total Chevrolet production was down for 1930, it was still robust, at nearly 865,000 units as the economic malaise worsened into a full-blown depression. Importantly, the seven-millionth Chevrolet since 1912 was built on May 28, 1930 at the Flint, Michigan assembly plant. In addition, Canadian sales remained strong, with 39,773 Chevrolets built there for 1930. Model offerings were adjusted, with the Imperial Sedan of 1929 replaced by the Special Sedan for 1930. Standard features included with this upscale and important model were wire-spoke wheels and front and rear “biplane” twin-element bumpers. Inside, passengers enjoyed such amenities as a robe rail, overhead dome light, and silk assist cords.

This 1930 Chevrolet AD Universal Four-Door Special Sedan is a very nice example, offered from The Jimmie Taylor Collection. In addition to a very attractive black exterior finish and body-color wire wheels with bright Chevrolet “Bowtie” hubcaps, this example is handsomely accented by red pin stripe accents on the beltline, nice brightwork on the radiator shell, a rear spare wheel and tire, steel sun visor, and dual cowl lights. Other exterior highlights include a Chevrolet cloisonné emblem, Chevrolet Moto-Meter, and discreet “Body by Fisher” plaque. Inside, the Special Sedan features original-appearing or quality older button-tufted light brown/tan cloth upholstery, rear ash trays, and roll-down rear windows. A wood-rimmed steering wheel and useful instruments greet the driver. Quite rare today and nicely presented with an upscale two-door Special Sedan body, this 1930 Chevrolet AD Universal is a fitting reminder of Chevrolet’s uncanny success while other marques faltered at the onset of the Great Depression.

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