1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe
With its wind-swept design and classic good looks, the Chevrolet
Coupe series has always been a rare and highly desirable line of
cars. Not surprisingly, gear heads, customizers and all but 80
years' worth of dedicated fans have elevated it to one of hot
rodding's greatest cultural icons.
Custom built, this 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe street rod is truly
masterful in every way. A very well-built piece in the grand
old-school tradition, it maintains a stock appearance with just the
right exterior touches to suggest there is more at work here than
meets the eye, and it does not disappoint.
This Chevy's rounded sheet metal was expertly prepared for the
car's highly polished teal base coat , then clear coat finish,
which is highlighted with all excellent chrome and brightwork. The
curved V styled horizontal ribbed front grille is lanked by large
fender mounted bullet style headlights and is very representative
of the design of this car. In these prewar years, fenders were
still king with the running board attaching them, but they were
beginning to integrate into the body shell. On the rear we see 2
long thin vertical taillights courtesy of a Cadillac, are frenched
into the smooth nearly fender-less and definitely bumper-less rear
trunk area. Chromed bent upward exhaust tips are looking upward
slightly from under the rear roll pan. Beautiful 14 inch chrome KMC
front wheels are wrapped by 225/60-R14 front tires and the 15 inch
KMC rear wheels are wrapped by 245/60-R15's. From its cloisonne
shield style radiator badge grille to the snazzy chrome tips on the
rear this car is a shining example of the 39 bowtie Master
Pontiac provides the front buckets, and these are shown nicely in
light gray tweed bolsters, and darker gray tweed tuck and roll
inserts. On the outer sides of these chairs are custom door panels
also making use of the dark and light tweed, and the original
cranks and knobs are within this tweed field. In back is a similar
pattern and color bench seat stretching from side to side. Fronting
what is a custom dash, is a tilt column topped with a rally style
Lecarra steering wheel covered in textured leather. This turns the
front wheels with power steering. In back is a brushed aluminum
panel that has a peppering of black face gauges with white numbers
and red pointers. These gauges are bezel-less and are frenched into
the panel. The remainder of the dash is painted dark gray and the
speaker grille in the center has become another brushed aluminum
panel. On the floors, which have very nice gray carpeting is a
B&M shifter and a vertically mounted AM/FM/CD radio. Other
creature comforts include electric wipers, A/C, and heat. A shout
out to the headliner which is one of the more interesting ones
you'll see as it has an outer border of light gray tweed, and an
inner panel that has been embossed and is covered in darker gray.
A 454ci big block Chevy V8 with aluminum heads has a 4-barrel
Holley feeding it and a Pete Jackson gear drive. A TH400 3 speed
automatic is on back along with a 1980 Lincoln 9-inch 3.00 Trac-Loc
rear axle. A Walker radiator with twin fans keeps the big block
cool, and to aid with the exhale are dual exhaust with headers.
Looking underneath, we see an absolute and total restoration with
jet black suspension, teal steel for the floor pans and rockers,
and a plethora of patina or several surfaces. A nice job under
here. Mustang II provides the front end and new leaf spring rear
suspensions are seen as well as 4-wheel power disc brakes for a
Just a pleasure to drive as it started immediately, and ran like it
was going out of style, this car steers smoothly, shifts easily,
and gives me a big car ride feel, even though all the while I'm
inside a 2 door. All functions are working swimmingly.
As close to near perfection as we dare go, this Master Deluxe is
truly standing by its name, masterfully restored, and deluxe in its
fit, finish and power...Master Deluxe with a smile he says.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.