1930 Chevrolet Sedan
The period between the end of the war in 1945 and the beginning of
the 1950's saw a number of factors which came together, mainly in
one place, southern California, which created a unique environment
for the hot rod and its culture to be born. In the hot rods
history, the term "hot rods" seems to have first appeared in the
late 1930s in southern California. People would love to race their
modified cars on the vast, empty dry lake beds northeast of Los
Angeles under the rules of the Southern California Timing
Let see, open the checklist: Open to the air engine...check, plenty
of chromed bling...check, 1930s body chopped...check, wild side
pipes fully open...check, Cragar wheels...check, big block
Chevy...check, 48 star American flag headliner...check, new
comfortable interior...check, original frame, boxed...check. Well
now I think we have a hot rod! A custom build that is wilder than
the open forest floor creatures, and looking cool.
As I run my comb through my greasy hair and perfect my DA, I next
grab a cigarette from the pack in my shirt sleeve, light it and
start my walk around. I see a 1930 Chevrolet two door sedan all
metal body which has been chopped 4 inches, and it has a patina
black painted body draped in clearcoat. Factory tinted windows (no
film at 11 here kids) and pro pin striping by Big Daddy George.
This 5 window has an all steel ribbed reinforced roof, and a metal
visor on the exterior above the front windshield. Lucky 13 she's
dubbed and she's looking like a million bucks with the chromed
radiator surround leading the way topped by a winged thermostat
radiator cap. Nice chromed and curved front suspension and rear
bumper components and those wild open side pipes which make their
way from the engine sides and dive sharply downward the rise to the
heavens like organ pipes, and put out sound as heavenly as the
music produced from its inspirations. New Cragar wheels are on all
4 fender less corners, and on back a set of Towel City Radial
whitewall Pie Crust Cheeter slicks, complete with a water "squirt"
system to allow you to smoke 'em if ya got 'em. This car thinks of
everything and it is all attached!
Red recovered high back 1970 Corvette buckets with nifty black
piping surrounds, now float in a sea of red carpet. Sitting proudly
in the center is a Lokar shifter with a 28-inch extension and a
pool ball topper (stripes not solids). Stitched tuck and roll door
panels have red vinyl uppers and black crushed velvet lowers.
Fronting the dash is a chromed adjustable steering column with a
modern banjo style rally wheel on top. This fronts a custom dash
bathed with a red painted metal topper and curved brushed stainless
panel for the white faced VDO instruments and there is plenty to go
around as they stretch across the dash. Hanging below the dash is a
Pioneer AM/FM/CD player with a USB port, and a 12-volt plug in for
the charger on your phone. In back the rear seat has been since
removed, and a wood deck and a wood trunk adds more storage, and 3
way woofers and tweeters are mounted on the interior "C" pillars.
I'm now standing at attention as a 48 star American flag makes up
the headliner centered within a sea of the black velvet...God Bless
Speaking of America, apple pie and Chevrolet, a monster 454ci
Chevrolet big block now sits in the open chromed engine bay. It has
within its cast walls a Comp cam shaft, 219 intake, and 219 exhaust
@ .050 duration. The original iron heads were machined, and a 750
Quickfuel double pumper carburetor is on top. On back is a Turbo
350 transmission and helping those big pipes vent exhaust are a
dual set of Sanderson Zoomie Headers. A Ford 9-inch rear is on back
with 3-inch rear studs.
The hits just keep on commin' with an original frame which has been
beautifully boxed, and all buttoned up rust free metal floorpans
and pristine rockers. A Heidts front suspension has been strapped
on, and on the rear a 4 link with custom suspension coil over
shocks now cushions the ride. This car also has a line lock and
rack and pinion power steering as well as power front big disc
brakes, and rear drums.
A fine hot rod which has the uncanny ability to put mileage on the
rear tires and the car is not even moving forward! How'd dey do
dat? A line lock and water squirting may have something to do with
it. Seriously plenty of power, good brakes and even a decent ride
from this rodder. I found the speedometer to be inoperable, but
honestly who cares?!
Everything but the kitchen sink on this custom build, which uses
the shiny patina look, plenty of chrome and that massive 454ci mill
open for all the world to view, and friends we are now in
California, 1946, and ready to kick someone's ass.
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.