Chevrolet Series AD Universal

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Chevrolet Series AD Universal
1930 Chevrolet Universal AD Standard 4-Door Sedan.jpg
ManufacturerChevrolet (General Motors)
Model years1930
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
Body style2-door coupe
2-door roadster
4-door coach
2-door van
LayoutFR layout
PlatformGM A platform
Engine194 cu in (3.2 L) 6-cylinder
Wheelbase107 in (2,717.8 mm)
Curb weight2,195–2,625 lb (996–1,191 kg)
PredecessorChevrolet Series AC International
SuccessorChevrolet Series AE Independence

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


1930 Chevrolet Truck

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.


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