For Sale: 1935 Chevrolet Deluxe in St. Louis, Missouri

$18,000

Vehicle Description

1935 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe Beautiful recent restoration Brilliant "Sports" blue exterior finish 216ci inline 6 cylinder engine 3-speed manual transmission Rare Suicide doors Hard to find unmodified all steel Chevy 2 door sedan MotoeXotica is offering another amazing classic tribute car. This striking 1935 Chevrolet Master Deluxe two-door sedan is a cheerful reminder of how our grandparents got around during the Great Depression. Its actually remarkably stylish and a lot of fun to drive, a testament to basic transportation when even affordable cars were built with pride and exuded quality. OK, we will admit that the bright blue paint job is probably worlds better than it was when it was new, but you have to say that this Chevy attracts a lot of attention. One reason is that its not a Ford... when was the last time you saw a unmodified original steel '35 Chevy? It was reportedly restored a few years ago and the job was done to a very high standard, from the wonderfully ornate grille to the flowing fenders to the very stylish rear deck treatment that makes this one stand out in a crowd. Big suicide-style doors give you great access to the interior and create one of the most attractive styling elements of the car and a nice balance between the front and rear windows. The paint was professionally applied over clean sheet metal resulting in excellent fit and finish. There's enough chrome to give the Master Deluxe an upscale look, including a highly detailed hood ornament and a single taillight out back. The interior is comfortable and traditional, with front buckets that look like furniture rather than car seats, and the effect is extremely appealing. They're designed to allow good access to the spacious rear seat area and the custom cloth and vinyl upholstery is tastefully done in period-style patterns. Color-matched window garnish moldings match the dash, steering wheel, and instrument panel, which is full of original gauges. Although not totally authentic, the combination of bright blue and soft gray works quite well and the Chevy's low-key style looks great even today. Its basic, as radios were still cutting-edge and expensive in 1935, although there's an accessory under-dash heater that's surprisingly effective on cool nights, a period correct A+A Blackstone working heater. You'll undoubtedly find that once you're behind the wheel, this handsome Chevy feels familiar and competent and the controls are easy to master. Part of the Chevy's familiarity comes from a 216 cubic inch inline-six, which was affectionately called the Stovebolt six. Its smooth and torquey and works remarkably well in the lightweight sedan. Its dressed in proper Chevy gray paint and the simplicity is alluring, with a single downdraft carburetor with oil bath air cleaner and easy service access. It still uses its original 6-volt electrical system, anchored by an 8-volt battery for faster starting, so the driving experience is very authentic. By 1935, GM was using synchromesh on all their cars, even the affordable Chevys, so the 3-speed manual transmission is easy to shift and clutch action is light. The suspension isn't sophisticated, with a rigid axle at both ends, but it rolls over rough pavement with surprising aplomb and the 4-wheel mechanical brakes are effective given the cars performance capabilities. Its happy to cruise at 50-55 MPH with a smooth mechanical whoosh coming from under the hood and a nice 6-cylinder grumble from the single tailpipe. Artillery-style wheels were new for 1935 and carry simple hubcaps and a set of 17-inch whitewall tires that look period-perfect. Affordable antique fun, this Chevy is competent, stylish, and easy to drive, which just happen to be the same reasons your grandparents were so fond of cars just like this...and you will too...GET OUT AND DRIVE! Current mileage shows 44,590, vehicle is sold as is and mileage exempt on a clean & clear Montana title. VIN number is 5198156

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-747934
  • Year:1935
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Deluxe
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Stock Number:151108
  • VIN:5198156