1939 Chevrolet Coupe
One of the significant changes seen on the 1939 Chevrolet Master
Series JB's included a longer hood. The headlights also sat atop
the front fenders. Many thought the new fender and grill design of
the 1939 models gave it a look similar to the Cadillac of its time.
By means of its 1939 production line, Chevrolet truly attempted to
attract the business class buyer. The model offered luxurious and
top-of-the-line designs and accessories. The 1939 Chevy JA and JB
models both met with excellent sales success.
Here we proudly present to you a 1939 Chevrolet Coupe in street rod
form. While it does have a high horsepower V8, it doesn't have
ridiculously wide rear tires and wheels, a wild color scheme or
even any flames. What it also does have is heartbreakingly
beautiful original lines, all steel panels, a perfect stance, and a
Chevrolet crate engine with definite tricks added, and a gorgeous
interior made for travel, and that's what this car did. Drive to
shows and win awards, all the while getting 22-24 miles to the
Finished in a very deep coating of PPG urethane Red, this 1939
Chevy shines from head to toe. Superbly polished factory brite work
adds a taste of modernization while retaining the original classic
line. Clean metal painted red 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 with
decently minded gaps and a few chip offs around the door hinges. A
wonderful diminishing V 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 chrome
tipped dual exhaust can be seen peeking out below. 17 and 18-inch
polished American Racing Torque Thrust wheels with faux knock off
hubs are shod in staggered low profile rubber all around.
With a pop of the handleless doors we are met with a sea of smooth
saddle vinyl with undulating horizontal stitching for the door
panels. These have billet cranks and billet handles for the
actuators along with more billet for the power window toggles.
Slipping inside, we find ourselves on 2 tuck and roll stitched
saddle late model bucket seats with high headrests. In the back
there is a storage area, package tray and map pocket all finished
in saddle leather and vinyl. The original dash has been customized
with body matching red paint over the steel and a custom brushed
aluminum instrument cluster backing. This houses a lineup of round
cream faced vintage looking Classic Instruments gauges with shiny
bezels. In the dash center now a steel plate in red has been
installed and in front of the passenger is the glovebox with wing
like decals and a NOS systems clock/computer. Down low, centrally
located under the dash is the controller for the AC system but no
provision for heat is noted. The headliner is covered in smooth
saddle vinyl and provides a home for a small console and an
AM/FM/CD stereo. Ultra clean camel colored carpeting floods the
floors and noted is a Lokar shifter in a small vinyl wrapped
Under the centrally hinged hood is a consignor stated ZZ4 350ci V8
crate engine, very clean and spit shined with smatterings of
chromed covers and heat shields shoehorned into a clean red engine
bay. This blinged out mill is capable of making a consignor stated
355hp. Atop is a polished intake manifold and Edelbrock 4-barrel
carburetor. A 700R4 transmission which is a 4-speed automatic is
attached. It has a 2500rpm stall converter and an adjustable lock
up controller. A Ford 9" rear axle with 3.25 gears puts the power
to the pavement. Looking good under this hood worth noting is the
aluminum radiator and electric cooling fan.
Very little patina and surface rust is seen, just a sea of black
paint and rust proofing for the floors, body hangers, and frame
which has had a few supports added. Breaking up the sea of black is
a red painted drivetrain which adds some nice contrast. Mustang II
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. Headers and glasspack style mufflers are
also installed for the exhale.
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
The advertising of the day may have been uneventful, however this
car sets the standard for the tagline "getting everything right."
Certainly, the quality of build, attention to detail, and hours of
painstakingly researching and installing only the best, have
yielded a car that's actually a car. A wonderful driver, not a
trailer queen, able to drive up to a show hours away, and drive
away with a trophy. Enough said!
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.