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1932 chevy custom body

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Am wondering which body manufacturers in the early thirties may have done custom coachwork

for chevrolet or a wealthy client?

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Context of question? I'm sure there were some European coachbuilders who put bodies on Chevy chassis's.

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Anybody could have done anything.

Have heard of custom body Fords and Dodges also Nashes.

I do know of some custom bodied Buicks and Cadillacs built in the GM experimental shops for GM executives, big shareholders and favored customers but not Chevrolet.

Woody station wagon bodies were farmed out to outside suppliers like Cantrell.

Do you have a specific car in mind?

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Am wondering which body manufacturers in the early thirties may have done custom coachwork

for chevrolet or a wealthy client?

Short answer, all of them

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Correct answer, all of them. While there were a lot of custom bodies made, those body companies still needed work to keep them going. If you brought a chassis to them, of any marque, they'd put a body on it for the right money.

They supplied a lot of "factory" bodies to manufacturers, to the manufacturers design, and delivered "in the white" as they called it, in primer ready for final sanding and paint.

For example, LeBaron made many open bodies for Pierce, to factory design.

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Don't know much about this but supposedly Holden in Australia built what I think is the most beautiful 1932 Chevrolet ever, the Moonlight Speedster. Maybe someone down under has details and better pictures?

Howard Dennis

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Fitzjohn probably made more custom body Chevrolets in the thirties and forties than anyone but they did not start until 1934 or 35.

Limo

Click and scroll down for some pics of Fitzjohn built Chevrolet stretch limousines.

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