Chevrolet Eagle

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Chevrolet Eagle and Master
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Overview
ManufacturerChevrolet (General Motors)
Also calledEagle and Master Series CA / Mercury or Standard Series CC
Production450,435 (Eagle and Master)
35,845 (Mercury or Standard)
Model years1933
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
RelatedChevrolet Mercury
Chevrolet Suburban
Powertrain
Engine206 cu in (3.4 L) 6-cylinder
Dimensions
Wheelbase110 in (2,794.0 mm)
Curb weight2,675–2,880 lb (1,213–1,306 kg)
Chronology
PredecessorChevrolet Series BA Confederate
SuccessorChevrolet Master and Standard

The Chevrolet Eagle (Series CA) is an American vehicle manufactured by Chevrolet in 1933 to replace the 1932 Series BA Confederate. The Eagle was produced early in the 1933 production year. When it was joined by the cheaper Mercury later in 1933 the Eagle name was changed to Master to provide Chevrolet with a two-car range, and the first time in ten years they manufactured two models on different wheelbases. The Mercury was also known as the Standard series. [1]

Total the earlier Eagle and later Master combined sold 450,435, an increase of nearly 140,000 the previous year's Series BA sales of 313,395, and ensured that Chevrolet was able to retain their number one spot in American car sales. The Eagle saw the end of two-seater cars from Chevrolet, and the new Town Sedan included an integral trunk.

There are several differences between the Eagle and Master. The easiest to identify is the post between the front door wing windows and the roll down windows. On the Eagle the chrome divider between these two windows goes down as the window goes down, where as on the Master this divider remains fixed and does not go down with the window.

Specification[edit]

The Eagle and Master's wheelbase increased an inch to 110 in (2,794.0 mm) compared to the Series BA, and was three inches longer than the new Mercury.

It was powered by a larger version of the "Stovebolt Six", 206 cu in (3,380 cc) six-cylinder engine, producing 65 hp (48 kW).[2] A smaller 181 cu in (2,970 cc) six-cylinder was used in the Mercury, producing 60 hp (45 kW)

Trucks[edit]

1933 Chevrolet trucks at Yellowstone

GM also used the Eagle chassis and platform for trucks branded as both Chevrolet and GMC.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "1933 Chevrolet Eagle and Mercury". How Stuff Works. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  2. ^ "1933 Chevrolet Master Eagle Series CA Cabriolet". Bonhams. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
Sources

GM Heritage Center 1933 Chevrolet Passenger car and Truck specifications