Chevrolet 1920-54 - 2019 Market Review

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Chevrolet 1920-1954

Chevrolets, alongside basic Ford and Dodge models, formed the backbone of motorised transport in Australia from the 1920s until after World War 2. Lots of Chevs from that era have survived, with only the early-1930s ‘Confederate’ cars now scarce and relatively expensive.

Sedans built at local Holden factories during the 1930s and again from 1946-54 offer space for the family and will cruise happily at 90km/h. Just be wary of the brakes.

Models from the 1920s-30s are less practical so won’t offer the same value for similar money as a 1936-48 car.

If ‘authenticity’ doesn’t matter and you don’t mind a big V8 and some bling in your old Chevy, considerable numbers of early cars have been turned into street rods.

Sedan/Tourer 1920-29 $22,880 [12] 

Sedan/Tourer 1930-35 $42,335 [6]

Sedan 1936-48 $25,220 [25]

Coupe 1936-48 $43,150 [3]

Sedan 1949-54 $25,755 [11]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.


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