Chevrolet Series AE Independence

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Chevrolet Series AE Independence
1931 Chevrolet Independence AE Special Sedan KHZ.jpg
Manufacturer Chevrolet Division
of General Motors
Production 619,554
Model years 1931
Layout FR layout
Engine 194 cu in (3.2 L) 6-cylinder
Wheelbase 109 in (2,768.6 mm)
Curb weight 2,275–2,725 lb (1,032–1,236 kg)
Predecessor Chevrolet Series AD Universal
Successor Chevrolet Series BA Confederate

The Chevrolet Series AE Independence (or Chevrolet Independence) is an American vehicle manufactured by General Motors' Chevrolet division 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]


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. Retrieved 3 January 2013.