Chevrolet Series AD Universal

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Chevrolet Series AD Universal
1930 Chevrolet Universal AD Standard 4-Door Sedan.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Chevrolet Division
of General Motors
Production 640,980
Model years 1930
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door coupe
2-door roadster
4-door coach
2-door van
Layout FR layout
Powertrain
Engine 194 cu in (3.2 L) 6-cylinder
Dimensions
Wheelbase 107 in (2,717.8 mm)
Curb weight 2,195–2,625 lb (996–1,191 kg)
Chronology
Predecessor Chevrolet Series AC International
Successor Chevrolet Series AE Independence

The Chevrolet Series AD Universal or Chevrolet Universal AD is a Chevrolet car which was launched in 1930. Available in a variety of body types including as a 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan and a delivery van.

History[edit]

The Series AD was launched as replacement for the 1929 Series AC models. Sales dropped by over 200,000 to 640,980 vehicles for the year.[1]

The AD retained the new "stovebolt" 194 cubic inches (3.2 L) six-cylinder engine from the Series AC, but with bigger intake valves and smaller exhaust valves, along with a new manifold, raised power from 46 hp (34 kW) to 50 hp (37 kW). The suspension now included hydraulic shock absorbers and the fuel gauge was moved from the tank to the dash panel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1930 Chevrolet Series AD Universal". How Stuff Works. Retrieved 3 January 2013.