1938 CHEVROLET BUSINESS COUPE. ALL-STEEL, 454 BIG BLOCK, 700-R4 TRANS, AC, AIR RIDE: The car was customized in Placentia, California and was purchased by the current owner about 6 years ago. There is an entire booklet of pictures of the restoration that will go with the car.
The body was stripped to bare steel and refinished in Dupont Yellow. The door handles and bumpers have been shaved and the rear tail-lights are custom pieces. The paint is excellent quality and shows beautifully. The paint code will be included in the paperwork.
The frame has been boxed and modified in places to allow for the Mickey Thomson tires on Weld wheels in the back. Those big tires are spun by a Ford 9" rear end, up to a 700-R4 transmission for easy highway cruising speeds. The transmission is mated to a dual-quad 454 big block. The engine is fed by an electric fuel pump and a stainless steel fuel cell in the trunk. It's cooled by both a belt driven fan, as well as dual electric fans.
The interior is cooled by Vintage Air air conditioning system and the whole car rides on air bags, with 2 tanks in the trunk. There is a freshly rebuilt alternator feeding 2 batteries to keep all the cars systems operating at any temperature. The brakes are power assisted and have discs up front and drums in the rear. The steering is Mustang II style rack and pinion.
The interior has custom bucket seats and is done in a neutral beige. It has a CD player, in case the big block is not music enough. You can see from the photos that this car was very nicely done and has been well cared for, maintained, and has been freshly detailed for its new owner. The air bag system has recently been serviced. The water pump, starter, and brake master cylinder have recently been replaced.
By all accounts, this is an amazing car that is ready to take home and enjoy. We have taken efforts to make sure any flaws are mentioned and photographed. The owner has taken great care to ensure this car is ready for it's next owner to hop in and ride off into the sunset. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.
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