Custom built, this 1940 Chevrolet Master Deluxe street rod is truly masterful in every way. A very well-built piece in the grand old-school tradition, it maintains a stock appearance with just the right exterior touches to suggest there is more at work here than meets the eye, and it does not disappoint. The Chevy’s rounded sheet metal was expertly prepared for the car’s highly polished Red base coat, then clear coat finish, which is highlighted with excellent chrome and .....
Finished in red, this 1940 Chevy Master Deluxe shines from head to toe. Painted over brite work adds a taste of modernization while retaining the original classic line. (See the grille and front bumper) Clean metal painted black running boards span between modestly shaped fenders, which over time later models will do away with. The curved trunk lid has all the correct badging, giving it a more original look. The rear bumper has also been blackened and a chrome tipped exhaust can be seen peeking out below. 15-inch rally Chevrolet wheels are all around.
With a swing of any door, including the rear suiciders, wonderful modern multicolored broadcloth woven hounds tooth panels are mixed with dark gray cloth, and some lower carpeting. Fine bakelite bezels and knobs abound on these doors and have very nicely preserved chromed levers. a couch like front and rear bench also make use of the broadcloth as well as the dark gray cloth bolsters. Some mods on the dash which blends with the old art deco chrome trimmings with a horizontal rectangular blue digital readout instrument cluster. An aftermarket CD/SD Card MP3 player hangs below the dash. Smoked gray carpet covers the floors and a nice tight gray cloth headliner hangs neatly above. Noted is a B&M shifter in its own custom console in the middle of the front floor.
Power is provided by a 350ci Crate Chevy V8 with Edelbrock intake and 4-barrel carburetor. A floor mounted 3-speed automatic transmission and 10 bolt rear sum it up.
Very original and showing the passage of time…but in a good way. Patina, and slight surface rust, a bit of oil seepage, and a clean rust-free gas tank can be viewed on the photos provided with this description. I’ll also add that this car is equipped with independent coil spring front suspension, and leaf spring rear suspension. Power drum brakes all around and a Magnaflow exhaust can be seen.
The crate engine fired right up, and our transmission took us off to the races in a flash. Hot rodding at its best, a little noise, a lot of bling, and some good handling and stopping with those power brakes. A nice ride and comfy to boot.
A very classic design hot rod, on bright red with a custom interior and creature comforts that starts right up and will run down the highway worry free. If you are looking for a comfortable, easy to drive and statement making street rod, this could be the one that turns your screws.