This 1938 Chevrolet Business Coupe has some street machine attitude, but your eyes already told you that with its first impression.
So look over everything from the custom interior to the upgraded V8 power, and it all shows that this is a well-done total package.
The paint set the tone nicely for this car. After all, a pre-war classic deserves some extra distinction, and so the maroon offers the boldness of red but with a deeper tone of sophistication. And there’s plenty of metallic element in this sleek shine to make sure that this coupe announces it’s a custom build the moment the sunshine finds those curvaceous fenders. Adding to this attractive slick atmosphere is how the grille and headlight trim have been color matched. Plus, the bumpers have been expertly deleted and the hood sides have been streamlined. Details like the frenched license plate and taillights give a complete slick custom look. And since we’re always on the lookout for chrome on a classic American, it really makes the 15-inch polished alloys truly standout against all the maroon
The maroon continues inside, and now it’s joined by a tasteful gray. It’s a full intertwined two-tone package, including the trunk (because after all, the big storage was essential to a true business coupe.) The seats are now wide buckets for individual comfort, and they even power adjust. This is a driver’s coupe, but it still respects the vintage style. So you get a classic wood-rimmed sports steering wheel on a tilt column. And while the dash keeps its cool art deco style, the readouts have been tastefully upgraded to new AutoMeter units with retro-style markings. And the SunPro tach on top of the dash and Mr. Horsepower on the glovebox give this the right kind of classic street machine flair.
The custom single-piece fiberglass hood opens on a piano hinge to give everyone a great view of the motor. You have a tidy engine bay with polished components like the air grabber, alternator, and ribbed Edelbrock valve covers. And you’ll love that this is a well-built small block 350 V8 with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, Mallory Unilite Electric ignition, and a cool set of long tube headers that utilize the long front fenders for a big pipe curve. The solid front axle and rear sway bar are classic street machine pieces. But you also have a TH400 three speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes for an easy driving total package.
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