Chevrolet Series AE Independence

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Chevrolet Series AE Independence
1931 Chevrolet Independence AE Special Sedan KHZ.jpg
ManufacturerChevrolet (General Motors)
Model years1931
AssemblyOakland Assembly, Oakland, California
North Tarrytown Assembly, Tarrytown, New York
Flint Assembly, Flint, Michigan
Norwood Assembly, Norwood, Ohio
St. Louis Assembly, St. Louis, Missouri
Oshawa Assembly, Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Osaka Assembly, Osaka, Japan
General Motors South Africa, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
GM Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
GM Belgium, Antwerp, Belgium
Body and chassis
LayoutFR layout
PlatformGM A platform
Engine194 cu in (3.2 L) 6-cylinder
Wheelbase109 in (2,768.6 mm)
Curb weight2,275–2,725 lb (1,032–1,236 kg)
PredecessorChevrolet Series AD Universal
SuccessorChevrolet Series BA Confederate

The Chevrolet Series AE Independence (or Chevrolet Independence) is an American vehicle manufactured by Chevrolet in 1931 to replace the 1930 Series AD Universal. Production slipped by about eight percent to 619,554 cars as the Great Depression continued, but as Ford's output plummeted by nearly two-thirds, Chevrolet reclaimed first place in the American car sales table.[1]


1931 Chevrolet Truck

The main change between the Series AE and the outgoing AD was two-inch increase to the wheelbase, which was now 109 in (2,768.6 mm). It remained powered by the "Stovebolt Six" 194 cu in (3,180 cc) six-cylinder engine, now producing 50 hp (37 kW). The 2-door Cabriolet, of which just over 23,000 were produced, could reach a top speed of 85 mph (136.8 km/h).[2]


  1. ^ "1931 Chevrolet Series AE Independence". How Stuff Works. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  2. ^ "1931 Chevrolet Independence". LeMay Museum. Archived from the original on 2013-04-15. Retrieved 3 January 2013.