1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe
You stopped on this 1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe sedan for the exact same reason why we fell in love with it, too. There was a lot invested to give it a terrific shine of nostalgia and an overall time capsule presentation. And this is an actual miles car Ã¢â‚¬" so yes it's averaged less than 780 miles annually! This pre-war Chevy makes a great first impression, and that all starts with the paint. The Ruby Maroon Metallic strikes that perfect balance of providing a bold hue with a deep enough tone to showcase its sophistication. All of this is particularly true because there has been a lot invested in this paint. We have receipts from 2007 documenting a professional prep job before 12 coats of color and 5 coats of clearcoat were applied. And when you pay for quality, it lasts. That's why the shine does a fantastic job of highlighting this Chevy's rounded fenders and unique body curves. And while this car has a better luster than what Chevy could provide in '40, this is the kind of bright presentation these classics have always had when you pictured them in your mind. Rivaling the paint for shine is the brightwork. It surrounds every piece of glass, runs the full length of the car, and showcases the artful grille design. In fact, this one looks terrific, right down to the color-matched wheels with pinstriping, factory wheel covers, and iconic whitewalls. Plus, the hood ornament was left in a more original condition to remind you the work this classic really has been given. Inside it's been restored to look like a time capsule. The option lists were a lot shorter in 1940, which gives this car an uncluttered appearance of a simpler time. The steering column is uncomplicated with a big wheel to help make turning a breeze. Behind it is just one stalk used to shift the manual transmission. Despite this sedan's simplicity, the gauge cluster is quite informative. It has info for the fuel, water temperature, oil pressure, and voltage that are all surrounding the Art Deco speedometer. Because this is a true 1940s car, there are the traditional chrome accents on places like the doors, wheel, and the dashboard. Plus, the two rows of benches feel like cushy couches, and the mohair-like cloth seating is truly an artistic touch. It feels so fresh, yet period-correct, that you know there were all the right investments here. Chevy's bulletproof 216 cubic inch inline-six was the backbone of the company for decades, so it's a welcomed sight under the hood. Famous for its durability and smoothness, you'll find that this is an easy car to love. The engine bay is nicely detailed with the painted head cover and tall oil bath air cleaner with correct AC decal. The motor starts easily with a great six-cylinder grumble from the single tailpipe, and you'll love the control that the three-speed manual transmission gives you over this classic powerplant. Complete with owner's manual, service manual, and build receipts, this is an attention-grabbing cool cruiser. So when a restored pre-war classic with low actual miles is up for grabs, you know you need to act quickly to get it home. Call today!!!