How the heck is this 1947 Chevrolet panel delivery so affordable? You couldn't get the paint and interior done for the asking price, yet this one packs a burbling small block crate motor, handsome custom interior with all the amenities, and an incredible look that really attracts attention.
It certainly helps that the post-war Chevys were some of the best-looking vehicles on the road, and even the commercial vehicles like this sedan delivery were treated like they were stylistic works of art. The thorough makeover on this one does nothing to dilute the brilliance of the original design and perhaps even enhances it with that two-tone paint job and a monochromatic look. The color combination is both elegant and timeless, so this isn't one of those rods that'll look dated before you even get it home, and the workmanship is good enough to earn it proper kudos from the guys who know what they're doing. Much of the chrome trim has been shaved, including the door handles, and what does remain was painted to match the body, including the grille and bumpers. Other slick details include modern side mirrors that blend almost invisibly into the electric blue paint, a flush-mounted windshield, and frenched headlights. That trick rear bumper is the original piece, which is designed to make loading and unloading easier, and it's flanked by a set of flush-mounted taillights that make the rear end look clean.
The brilliant white interior is completely custom and offers all the modern amenities, including twin bucket seats and a custom center console that make it feel sporty inside. A tilt steering column topped by a GM steering wheel is another welcome upgrade, and the original instrument panel carries its original gauges, which have been rebuilt and modified to work with the late-model engine. Discreet A/C vents provide comfort without the need to hack up the original dash and an AM/FM/CD stereo provides the soundtrack. Dark blue carpets were used throughout, both up front and in the cargo bay, along with custom side panels that look great and keep things nice and quiet on the highway. That huge cargo bay also makes this the world's most practical hot rod.
The ZZ4 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood isn't radical, but it provides easy road manners, impeccable reliability, and easy service. Dressed with a few chrome items, it has the right look for this slick hauler, yet you can tell the emphasis was on functionality, which is hardly a crime in the world of hot rods. It's really made to be driven anywhere, so items like the power steering and front disc brakes, a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission, and a highway-friendly 10-bolt out back make it comfortable and safe, too. The exhaust system was custom built just for this truck and offers a great hot rod sound, yet it's quiet enough to drive every day without complaint. It sits right and rides well thanks to proper chassis setup and wears beautiful Centerline aluminum wheels and staggered 205/70/15 front and 235/75/15 rear blackwall radials.
Admit it: this is one heck of a good-looking rod, and with all the hardware specifically chosen to make it fun and care-free to drive, you can hardly go wrong, especially at this price. Call today!