With all the '34 Ford rods running around, it's refreshing to see this 1934 Chevy cabriolet show up in a big way. Adding to its relatively unusual make and model, it has a fantastic turquoise and silver flame paint job that will definitely make it stand out, and it comes prepared for battle with a purpose-built 350 V8 small block rated at 450 horsepower. Punctuated with a sporty suspension and custom tubular frame, this hotrod was built to cruise in style, and it's got the options and comfy .....
leather-lined cabin to show-or-go for years to come.
The body's fiberglass and offers the kind of slick look that defines all the best streetrods. Before we even get to the wild custom pant job paint, we'll note that the bodywork and design make a big statement on their own, featuring swooping fenders, deleted bumpers, shaved door handles and hinges, a solid hood, and those neatly integrated side mirrors at the flanks. A sharp crease runs the length of the profile and helps enhance the silver-to-magenta transitioning flames licking along the front of the car, offering a super-cool demarcation between the contrasting two shades of paint. Silver and turquoise really work well together, but having that airbrushed transition is what sets this hotrod apart from mere mortals. The waterfall billet grille grabs your attention straight away up front, while out back the flush-mounted taillights and a smoothed trunk keep things looking sleek, punctuated by that custom 8-ball decal on the decklid. Fit and finish are quite good and the suicide doors feel solid when you pull them closed, another hallmark of quality fiberglass components. The paint shows a little of what we call ""shelf and car show wear"" but no major issues, and the top driver-quality finish still shines up well enough to attract a big crowd at the local cruise night. The custom 'Street Machine' badge in the grille insert let's everyone know this is a purpose-built roadster, crystal clear King Bee headlights are a traditional must-have, and the bright colors and a minimum amount of chrome trim means this rod will never look dated.
Black leather Rixxu buckets with white piping might seem a tad ostentatious, but only if you weren't paying attention to the exterior because they seem right at home in this thrill-seeking hotrod. They're a perfect fit inside the Chevy's cabin, where those long doors provide plenty of legroom in the sporty body and come wrapped in custom-made door panels made from the same materials that line the interior, and the plush gray carpets on the floor tie it all together and help control noise and heat. The color-matched turquoise dash offers a beautifully polished insert for the gauges that has an awesome Art-Deco look accented by white-faced VDO instruments. Luxury features are expected in a high-end rod, so this one includes A/C, power windows, and a tilt column topped by a beautiful Boyds billet steering wheel wrapped in black leather. There's also a great-sounding, double-din AM/FM/CD/DVD stereo that fills the car with sound even with the lift-off top removed for open-air motoring, and the B&M ratchet shifter that splits the front seats is just a short reach away. The trunk is obviously finished for show, too, with embossed Chevrolet bowtie emblems and a big '34' in the center.
A sturdy, well-built and well-dressed 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 makes this lovely cabrio a fantastic touring partner. Lots of chrome and billet gear makes the engine bay sparkle when you open the tilt hood, and the accessories are mounted high and tight to the engine for good service access. There's a mild cam inside, and an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor mounted atop a Weiand aluminum intake up top, so it has the right amount of hot-rod cackle but doesn't tire you out on long road trips. The custom tube chassis has been painted to match the body, as has the entire underside and most of the suspension components, and it shows remarkably little wear but plenty of evidence of professionals at work. The Mustang II front end includes front disc brakes, while out back there's a 4-link setup complete with coilovers, meaning this hotrod was definitely built to be driven. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission uses a custom-fit driveshaft to turn the matching Ford 9-inch rear, with a beautifully crafted stainless exhaust system tucked up high and out of the way. Flashy Cragar S/S wheels tuck into the fat fenders quite neatly and wear staggered 195/60/15 front and 255/70/15 rear blackwall radials for a classic rake.
Built to show-and-go, this Chevy cabriolet hotrod is a winner pretty much anyway you slice it. If you want to get into the hobby in a big way, here's your shot. Call today!