1934 Chevrolet Standard 2 Door Sedan
The Chevrolet Standard, (Series DC), was launched in 1933,
initially as the Chevrolet Standard Mercury, by Chevrolet as a
lower priced alternative to the 1932 Chevrolet Series BA
Confederate that became the Master Eagle in 1933 and Master from
1934. It was advertised as the cheapest six-cylinder enclosed car
on the market. The Standard was offered in three body styles all on
a 107-inch wheelbase: 2-door sedan, coupe and coupe with rumble
seat. All bodies were by Fisher and featured 'no-draft
ventilation'. All models were powered by a 181ci six-cylinder
valve-in-head engine producing 60hp giving the car a top speed of
between 65-70 mph. This engine had first appeared in Chevrolet's
1929 models, introduced in 1928. The car had full instrumentation.
A clock, heater and a radio were options. For 1934, sedan, roadster
and touring body styles were added to the catalog.
For consignment, this nice barn find Chevrolet Standard. This
2-door early 1930's design with an extra-long body and rear window,
canvas top, and cowled hood, running boards and early design, it's
truly a gangster car. Black paint for the body and for the fenders
and running boards, it's got nice patina and steel spoked
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Barn find condition, this exterior is in need of restoration. Lots
of chipping, staining, dulling, and surface rust showing through.
The running boards are losing their rubber covering, and the
fenders both front and rear are also in need of some restoration.
They present with paint chipping, rusting, and some cracks. 2 doors
are seen on this sedan and display with simplistic door handles in
pitted chrome on the exterior. Up front, the once chromed radiator
is now presenting in need of restoration with chrome dulling, rust
and pitting. Single headlights flank the grille and are attached
with a post that mounts to the front fenders. Also, simple bumpers
are seen on the front and rear of this car, both needing
rechroming. The long cowled hood sports a trio of vent louvers on
either side, and covers the unrestored engine bay, and butts up to
the radiator cover up front. The roof is a canvas panel and is
cracking from age but has not pulled away from the steel
substructure. Red steel 17-inch wire wheels are all around and are
wrapped in thin rubber tires which have good tread but are showing
dry rot in the sidewalls.
All original with mohair coverings all over including the door
panels, and overstuffed interior seating. Buckets are noted for the
front and a bench for the rear, having large tuck and roll panels
for all but the bucket seat lower cushions. There are several rips
and tears in the fabric of the buckets, but their original shape is
still retained. This is the same for the rear bench which has side
arm rests like a couch, and no tears or rips. More mohair for the
inside pillar covers and the headliner. Up front is the original
unrestored dash in black and a centrally located trio of gauges and
various pull knobs. A black Bakelite steering wheel fronts the dash
and for the floors the carpet is gone exposing the mixture of wood
and steel supports that make up the flooring.
An olive green inline 6-cylinder engine is within the engine bay,
under the cowling hood and shows with patina and surface rust. A
181ci engine it is, and it has a single carburetor on the side and
a 3-speed manual transmission is attached to the back. Bringing up
the back is a 3.91 geared rear axle.
Plenty of surface rust on floor pans, frame, and body hangers,
however the only invasive rust is seen underneath is the metal of
the running boards. Also, there are plenty of areas which have an
excess of grease buildup from years of greasing and maintenance
plus being covered by road dirt. Road dirt is present on most of
the suspension parts which include leaf springs all around, and
mechanical drum brakes on all 4 corners.
We were able to turn the engine over by hand but no attempt to
start it was made.
Thanks to minimal rust though and the interior that is the original
mohair all around, this car has excellent bones as a foundation for
a restoration or street rod. A survivor barn find project car,
right out of the gangster era, with tons of Art Deco design, and an
awesome rear bench mohair seat.
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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
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