- 8 Cylinder
- Chevrolet Super Deluxe
- Two Door
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- 2 wheel drive
1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Convertible
Here is a great looking street rod that won’t keep you reaching in your pocket for more money to fix stuff. As reliable as a car can be, it is very easy to drive - handles like a sports car - and when you goose the go pedal, it unleashes some awesome thrust. Chevy called the Special Deluxe series their Royal Clipper line. Sailing off into the sunset is an appropriate image for this smooth cruiser. Just get in – drop the top – turn up the tunes – and get some wind in your face. This classic ragtop is as much fun as you can have with your clothes on. Considered by many to be the best looking pre-war Chevrolet convertible made, it is certain to be the best of its class at any car show anywhere. With less than 2000 miles on the odometer, here is a stellar ride that is as fresh as a summer breeze.
Though this car visibly retains much of its essential originality, the factory installed drive train is gone. Reborn to be both comfortable and dependable, this spectacular Chevy was carefully disassembled and reconstructed from the frame up. The old babbit-bearing, rod knocking six banger went to the scrap heap to be replaced by a sparkling new Chevy 350 CID V8 engine that rumbles like a desert thunderstorm, giving meaning to the slogan, “the Heartbeat of America.” The performance built power plant whips out nearly 400 rubber burning horsepower, and it is linked up to a GM 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission for instant acceleration and cruising economy. A strong PosiTraction rear end runs 3.73:1 gears, and the burly 4 link suspension gets the power to the ground with no chatter or wrap-up.
A perfect combination of performance and convenience, this convertible is equipped with power steering, power disk brakes, independent front suspension, a tilt steering column, remanufactured electronic gauges in the original instrument bezel, a custom fuel tank, tachometer, seat belts, air conditioning and heat, AM/FM/CD sound system, and comfortable, adjustable Glide seat. The Hartz cloth top is in mint condition. The luggage compartment is spacious and ideal for road trips. And, there is plenty of room in the back seat for, uh, you know… ummm, stuff.
This is what they mean when they say TURNKEY car. You get in. You turn the key. VROOOOOMM! You could drive it to work every day, or take a road trip to a car show a thousand miles away. Wait! Forget about that work part - this car is meant for play. Turnkey means having fun. No troublesome high maintenance tweaking to do. No problems. This Stovebolt droptop has brand new big ‘n’ little radial tires mounted on powder coated rims with period correct dog dish center caps. The offset gives the little Chevy a righteous stance with just enough rubber rake. It is eye candy.
Though there were about 12,000 of these convertibles turned out in 1940, perhaps only a hundred or so are still on the road. Rarely will you see another one at a show, and it is unlikely any other one will capture the attention of a crowd like this one will. People are drawn to it. The glowing Candy Apple red paint is virtually flawless, reflecting sunlight like a burning ember. And, unlike those old translucent paint jobs, this modern basecoat/clearcoat finish won’t fade, peel or flake off. Though it is regularly driven, not trailered, the undercarriage is clean and show worthy. Every piece of the original chrome brightwork is 100% complete, and every detail of this retro styled hot rod is spectacularly preserved. Yup, of course this car is all steel and all real. There are not any repopped fiberglass parts, and it isn’t full of Bondo, filler, or goo of any kind. Drive it and see – there are no disappointments here. Offered at a fair price, we won’t take any trades, nor sell cheap. Bring cash. Drive away happy.