1932 Chrysler CI

CI-6

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1932
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White and Light Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1932 CHRYSLER (LATE) SERIES CI “RUMBLESEAT” BUSINESS COUPE
Designer: Carl Breer

Estimate: $25,000 - ­ $35,000

Chassis Number: CI3748 (Engine No.)
Decoded: CI=Late 1932 Series; 3748=3,748th Series CI engine numbers
Engine: 224 cid L­-Head in­line 6­-cylinder
1­-barrel Ball & Ball Model 6A1 Carburetor / 82 bhp
3­-Speed Manual Transmission
Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Mileage: 20,965

● Rare and Desirable Body Type
● Complete Running and Driving Car
● Great Styling with Classic Looks

The Model: Even though America was going through one of its most severe financial era in the early 1930’s, this did not stop the country’s love affair with automobiles, nor did it stop development work. In early 1932, Chrysler introduced a second generation of six­-cylinder models, the CI Series. They were immediately recognizable due to full hubcaps that covered the lugs, a redesigned radiator shell, a new oval instrument cluster, and a rather attractive V-windscreen for the closed cars. It was a very short model year with just 18,955 units produced of which the Business coupe with rumbleseat, saw just 345 examples built. Among the CI’s new features were Chrysler’s Floating Power engine suspension system, dash-­controlled “Free-Wheeling”, Delco ­Remy ignition and numerous other features such as hydraulic brakes on all included four wheels as wheel as hydraulic shock absorbers for a more comfortable ride.

The Car: With just 345 units produced and over 83 years of history, the chances of finding a fairly intact 1932 Chrysler CI coupe is nil, except for this example. Treated to an amateur restoration years ago, this coupe managed to retain most of its original parts. The Vee’d windshield is a fashion statement as are the side-­mounted spare tires, an extra cost option when new. All sheet metal appear to be original to the car showing no signs of damage or major repair. The unique instrument cluster houses the speedometer and odometer, but after so many years it would be impossible to know this car’s true miles. All six of the wire wheels are included with the purchase and this coupe is reported to starts easy, shift into gear with little effort and is a nice driving car. This is a rare chance to get a very rare car for the discerning collector.