"The Crown of Beauty Belongs to Chevrolet with New Royal Clipper
Styling. Chevrolet's First again! Eye it . . . Try it . . . Buy
it!". Almost makes me want to rush to the showroom and buy it,
which indeed many actually did. Along came hot rodding and one of
their favorite cars to wrench on is the Special Deluxe.
With this consignment wrenching is an understatement. More like a
total transformation and now we give you a fully custom rod version
of the 1940 Chevy Special Deluxe. It is as fresh as a newly tapped
root beer float and runs like a Swiss watch. Beautiful curves
throughout, trimmed by beautiful chrome. How can you go wrong?
Finished in Rosewood pearl (root beer brown), this 1940 Chevy
Master Deluxe shines from head to toe. Superbly polished brite work
adds a taste of modernization while retaining the original classic
line. Clean metal painted black running boards span between
modestly shaped fenders, which over time later models will do away
with. Paint is nice and shiny and is overall very nicely preserved.
A wonderful grandfather's mustache shaped grille undulates with the
hood and fenders and on top of each front fender is a bullet cased
headlight. The curved trunk lid has been shaved of all the badging,
giving it a slick aero look. The rear bumper has been polished and
a 3-inch chrome tipped dual exhaust can be seen peeking out below.
14-inch polished billet style with faux knock off hub wheels are in
front and larger 15 inches are on the rear.
Black small vertical tuck and roll ribbed vinyl which have shiny
cranks and a shiny handle for the actuator are covering the
interior of the door panels. Slipping inside, we find ourselves on
2 tuck and roll stitched black late model bucket seats with high
headrests. A wide matching bench stretches across the back and
there is a black vinyl pillow in the center of this bench. The
original dash has been removed and now we see a more modern styled
black painted metal topped dash front dash with a custom brushed
aluminum instrument cluster backing. This houses a lineup of round
white faced vintage VDO gauges with shiny bezels. In the dash
center now a Pioneer AM/FM/CD radio is installed and in front of
the passenger is the original art deco styled glovebox with chromed
vertical ribbing and a nice square clock. All vertical surfaces and
headliner are covered in smooth gray vinyl, which is very clean,
and tight. Gray wool carpeting floods the floors and is nice and
clean protected by plastic mats. Noted is a B&M Star Shifter in
the middle of the buckets.
A 350ci V8 very clean and spit shined with smatterings of chromed
covers and heat shields is shoehorned into a clean black and
mirrored engine bay. This mill has a Lunati cam with a 480 lift and
has been bored out .060. Atop is an Edelbrock intake and Edelbrock
4-barrel carburetor. A TCI TH350 transmission which is a 3-speed
automatic is attached, and it has a TCI breakaway converter. A
10-bolt rear is on the back. Looking good under this hood.
A lot of patina and slight rust showing through at a few seams but
body hangers and rockers as well as floor pans are solid and are
original to this car. Independent coil springs for the front
suspension and leaf springs for the back are seen along with power
disc brakes now on front and power drums for the rear. Glasspack
style mufflers are also installed.
Upon the fire up we were met with a nice throaty sound. Popping it
into gear is effortless and we were off to the test track. This car
has good acceleration, a nice ride, good brakes, and superior
handling. All functions were working well during our test
Overall a very nice rodded bowtie Special Deluxe, now even more
special and more deluxe than ever. Plenty of work to modernize the
looks and the mechanical innards, and you can have a turn-key
showstopper whether it be up main street or at an actual show. See
a freshly tapped root beer float...pick it up..right here at
Classic Auto Mall.
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.
1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe
Exterior Color:Rootbeer Brown
Interested in something else? Search these similar vehicles...
ClassicCars.com has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, successfully making the Inc. 5000 list in both 2015,
2016, 2017 and 2018. This prestigious accolade represents the continued growth of the company, and ClassicCars.com's dominance as the world's largest online marketplace for
buying and selling classic and collector vehicles.
The Stevie Awards, the world's premier business awards recognized
ClassicCars.com's first-class Customer Support team with a Stevie Bronze Award in 2019, celebrating the team's skills as exemplary customer support specialists.
In 2016 The Journal, brought to you by ClassicCars.com, was celebrated as the SECOND MOST INFLUENTIAL automotive blog in the world by NFC Performance.