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#389581 - 05/22/17 03:59 PM 1932 Chevrolet Roadster for Sale
Leaston78 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/17
Posts: 3
Loc: PA
1932 Chevrolet Roadster. Beautiful frame-up restoration with leather upholstery. Professionally appraised in January at $49,500. Asking $45,000. Email leaston78aagmailcm or call 518-875-6915

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#389834 - 05/26/17 03:18 PM Re: 1932 Chevrolet Roadster for Sale [Re: Leaston78]
mike_lynch Offline

Registered: 11/20/11
Posts: 2907
Loc: whitby ontario Canada
try ebay

mike hood

#389869 - 05/27/17 06:46 AM Re: 1932 Chevrolet Roadster for Sale [Re: Leaston78]
Bill Barker Offline
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Registered: 11/20/01
Posts: 5746
Loc: Issaquah, WA
Thanks for posting your car for sale here. We appreciate having the opportunity to know that it's available.

I'm a little surprised by the asking price, but honestly, I hope that you get it, since it will help raise "all of the boats in the lake together".

As some folks know, my assessment is that early 30's Chevs peaked in price (value?) about 5 or 6 years ago. The buyers are woefully outnumbered by the sellers. So many folks younger than us don't see cars as having much value, nor much use. As a result the prices have stopped climbing.

If you wouldn't mind, after you sell the car, drop us another note letting us know that it found a good home. Thanks.
Bill Barker
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#389874 - 05/27/17 11:50 AM Re: 1932 Chevrolet Roadster for Sale [Re: Bill Barker]
jaw33 Offline

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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 305
Loc: Central New Jersey
For a frame up restoration of any '30's drop top Id say his appraisal and asking orice are correct. The question is how long will it take to get it. As Bill said, the younger folks (who are now the real people making up the majority of buyers) dont want purest restorations but instead seek restomods that look cool but have the modern conveniences and reliability. My two cents......


#389885 - 05/27/17 11:06 PM Re: 1932 Chevrolet Roadster for Sale [Re: Bill Barker]
dblclh Offline

Shade Tree Mechanic

Registered: 05/08/05
Posts: 109
Loc: seattle, wa
hiho, i find, for me, rule one is: there is no hope of breaking even here. the irrational joy of living with and driving these old rattlers (mine's a '30) is enough. my heirs can deal with "worth". oh, lest i forget, thinking back to the days i was a young usaf sgt.: i wish all
a peaceful Memorial day wknd. pax, jim
jf lewis

#389912 - 05/28/17 04:29 PM Re: 1932 Chevrolet Roadster for Sale [Re: Bill Barker]
jimk Offline
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Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 203
Loc: Chardon, Ohio
Bill you are correct, I gave up trying to sell my '32 because I didn't want to know it was being turned into a street rod. I guess as long as our original "iron" is less expensive then a good fiberglass kit car (or something else), our originals are doomed or may only exist in museums. I really hope the owner of the roadster can get what the car is worth (or close to it).

When I was in high school we had Camaros, Chevelles, Mustangs, Mopars and etc. which is what we see at cruise-ins present day. Can you imagine going to a car show some time from now and seeing Honda Civics with a "fart-can" muffler hanging out the back to make it sound like a motorcycle with a big stupid looking wing on the back of it?
Just an wondering...

#389913 - 05/28/17 04:52 PM Re: 1932 Chevrolet Roadster for Sale [Re: jimk]
Rustoholic Offline

Registered: 04/22/06
Posts: 2004
Loc: San Leandro, CA
When selling one of our beloved Chevys, I strongly suggest paying for a three year membership to the VCCA on behalf of the new owner. Hopefully, that will keep them 'in the originality zone'.

Regarding the comment on the Honda Civic....

Cheers, Dean

Dean 'Rustoholic' Meltz
old and ugly is beautiful!

#389924 - 05/28/17 10:03 PM Re: 1932 Chevrolet Roadster for Sale [Re: jaw33]
Leaston78 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/17
Posts: 3
Loc: PA
Thanks all for your input. I agree that buyers for any '30's original car are scarce. I posted this on behalf of my Dad, who restored the car. He managed to sell a '32 Ford roadster and '39 Ford convertible for close to what he wanted. Both were Hershey winners. For some reason this car never went to Hershey.

I did speak with one guy who expressed interest in resto-modding the car....almost a felony for a car this good. I may end up seeing what he would offer.

I have low mileage '61 Corvette base model survivor with matching numbers....same story too nice to resto-mod but not worth a frame up deal so it is a nice driver not a show car. I have had some good offers for that but I'm still enjoying it so....

#391598 - 07/02/17 03:57 AM Re: 1932 Chevrolet Roadster for Sale [Re: Leaston78]
Rabaut Offline
Shade Tree Mechanic

Registered: 01/29/17
Posts: 62
Loc: Florida
I had a 61 vette back in 1965. I had to sell it back in 1970. I'm looking for another.
What do you have? I'm presently retired and enjoy restoring cars back a rational original.


Edited by Rabaut (07/02/17 03:58 AM)

#391829 - 07/07/17 04:25 PM Re: 1932 Chevrolet Roadster for Sale [Re: Rabaut]
Leaston78 Offline
Grease Monkey

Registered: 05/22/17
Posts: 3
Loc: PA
My '61 is very original. Tuxedo Black / Sateen Silver / Roman Red. White ragtop. 35K miles. 230 HP with PG. Matching numbers. It was painted about 40 years ago but never was wet-sanded and polished. I had that done in 2014. Paint is good but not perfect. I restored the interior in 2014. When I registered the car in 2014, I became the 2nd registered owner. It's not currently for sale but I've had offers at $60K.


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