1937 Chevrolet Tudor
Hot rods first appeared in the late 1930s in southern California,
where people raced modified cars on dry lake beds northeast of Los
Angeles, under the rules of the Southern California Timing
Association (SCTA), among other groups. This gained popularity
after World War II, particularly in California, because many
returning soldiers had received technical training. The first hot
rods were old cars (most often Fords, typically Model Ts, 1928-31
Model As, or 1932-34 Model Bs), modified to reduce weight. Engine
swaps often involved fitting the Ford flathead V8 engine (known as
the "flatty") into a different car, was common practice.
For consignment a truly handmade original which started out as a
project bought as the third owner of the car, and turn it into a
hot rod that a husband and wife can drive to shows and pursue their
hobby, while building a first class hot rod. It has its original
frame, a 350 Chevy/350 Transmission setup, Dakota Digital Dash,
Vintage Air, Painless Wiring, and a snappy two tone paint job in
metallic splendor. A turnkey driver and show car, why not let it be
your new passion?
Rebuilt from the frame up, it is now bathed in Magenta Metallic,
and a teal like Sunshade Green Metallic two tone. A stainless steel
front grille shines wildly and is flanked by a single bullet cased
headlight on either side. A shiny mirror-like curved front bumper
frames the grille and fenders which present in the Magenta
Metallic. This color pulls upward over the fenders in front, and
takes a deep dive towards the rear fender, covering the doors on
the bottoms and the running board in the magenta. The hood cowl,
headlight casings split front windshield, roof, and most of the
doors as well as the back of the car is draped by the sunshade
green. All chrome is looking shiny, with slight areas of some
dulling, but overall remains nice, including the flying maiden up
front on the hood in art deco styling. A large back side passenger
window allows a panoramic view for the rear passengers, and the
trunk of the car is in humpback style complete with small
taillights on metal stalks protruding rearward on either side. A
front view of the car shows the curved outward mirror posts with a
round chromed mirror on top seen on both doors. Paint is good
overall,, showing some areas of cracking, but retaining its shine
from the 1995 covering. A rear bumper curved much like the front
bumper is shiny and nice, and frames the trunk lid, also had dual
chrome tipped exhaust peeking out from underneath. Weld all
aluminum and all polished racing rims and wheels are wrapped by
like new radials all around.
A swing of the doors reveals a continuation of the teal and magenta
motif, along with some white, and black vinyl accenting. Stitched
into the panels is "Bitchin' 37 Chevy", and these multi colored
panels sport some large buttons for accenting. For the passengers,
dual large gray buttoned overstuffed buckets in front in good
condition, and two more buckets rest side by side in back,
utilizing the similar overstuffed buttoned lii also in gray. Gray
feeling covers some of the inside panels, and gray carpet floods
the floors, all in good condition. A metal dash upfront painted in
the teal has a ribbed aluminum panel housing green LED Dakota
digital gauges, fronted by a newer steering wheel. Hanging below
the dash is recently recharged Vintage Air, and also seen is a
Lokar long stem shifter. Above is a nice tight multi paneled
headliner just pristine!
Opening the dual cowled hood, we are greeted with a Chevrolet 350
ci small block engine courtesy of a 78 Camaro. This engine has been
rebuilt, and is topped with a 4-barrel carburetor, and a
Performance RPM intake manifold. Also noted are headers and cast
aluminum valve covers with a bowtie badge in the center. On back is
a 350 automatic transmission rebuilt along with the rear recently
Looking at a solid structural frame underneath, some new parts have
been added in the form of a polyurethane gas tank, disc brakes,
dual stainless steel exhaust and a Mustang II front suspension.
Very little surface rust is seen throughout and is looking all good
underneath. A fine job in the build, obviously a labor of love.
This hot rod lives up to its name as it fired right up, sounded
great, and took off with vigor to the test track. Here it has nice
smooth acceleration, smooth shifting, and good braking with the
4-wheel discs. No rattles or squeaks, and all was functioning on
the control front including the Vintage Air blowing nice and cold.
The seats are like your recliner at home, so beware of falling
asleep while driving!
A truly homebuilt project with the teamwork of a husband and wife,
well documented with photos, and all brand name quality parts used
in the build. This mid 90's hot rod has a retro color scheme, and
is ready to go and show, just turn the key!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.