For Sale: 1942 Chevrolet Special Deluxe in Carson, California

$43,500 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

With a combination of modern engineering advancements and sleek new styling by Harley Earl, Chevrolet sales passed the million-car mark in 1941 and with only subtle changes made to the 1942 lineup, Chevrolet was again poised to break sales records until the outbreak of the Second World War. As one of a comparative handful of Chevrolets built for 1942, this restored 1942 Fleetmaster Special Deluxe Coupe stands as a representative and reminder of that tumultuous era. This 1942 Fleetmaster has undergone a comprehensive frame-off restoration which was completed by the Antique Auto Shop in Hebron, Kentucky. The body was stripped down to bare metal and painted a two-tone combination of Seafoam and Volunteer green, while the interior was completely redone in mohair and features the numerous accessories that were part of the Special Deluxe option package which include a deluxe steering wheel with horn ring, AM radio, heater, and clock, which is specific to the Special Deluxe. Additionally, this Special Deluxe is equipped with an accessory under seat heater as well. The original 216-cubic-inch inline 6-cylinder engine was completely rebuilt to factory specifications and is mated to a 3-speed manual synchromesh transmission, both of which work wonderfully. The 216 straight 6 runs like a top and is extremely quiet while the three-on-the-tree shifts super smoothly. The coupe rides on color-matched steel wheels with chrome trim rings and hubcaps wrapped in wide whitewall tires while other exterior features include an external sunshade and bumper guards. This green-on-green 1942 Fleetmaster is one the last Chevrolets built before production was suspended for wartime and comes with an extensive collection of restoration photos along with documentation of the work required to return the coupe to its original 1942 condition and it has completed just under 1,400 miles since restoration. This 1942 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Special Deluxe is truly a special car, not only because of its extensive and meticulous restoration, but also due to its historical significance and proximity to one of the defining eras of American history.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-885294
  • Year:1942
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Special Deluxe
  • Exterior Color:Green
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:1373
  • Stock Number:2341
  • VIN:9BH1212341
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Velour
  • AM Radio:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive