1937 Chevrolet Hot Rod

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1937
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    296995
  • Engine number 
    296995
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black

Description

Not our usual fodder but when this was offered to us, we just had to say YES

So pretty is the original bodywork style, no wonder these Pre-War Coupe's are being snapped up by the custom shop's in the US

The black paintwork is like glass, the interior is delightful and the mechanical upgrades make this Street-Rod / Rest Mod / Custom Job or whatever you specifically call it, one of the best out there, in our opinion

Previously 'rodded' in the 1960's and then purchased back in the 1990's by a chap who was well known as builder of cars like this

He created this beauty with his chum, another well known 'Hot-Rodder' (don't we love the many Americanism for these customs jobs......) and as they build her for personal use and Showing, they took their time to do this job to the best of their ability - and Wow, it sure does tick all of the boxes

They must have spent a fortune on parts alone

Finishing the build in 2006 only 4.000 miles have been covered and she is still in immaculate condition, both mechanically and cosmetically

Using the original steel tub, built in period by Fisher, this Rod has the following:-

Created Chevrolet 350 5.7 V8 with 300Bhp

Edelbrock performance

4BBL carburettor

Turbo 400 automatic gearbox by TCI

Mustang II front suspension

Rear sway bars by Chassis Engineering

Front discs & drums to the rear

Ceramic headers feeding into twin Flow Masters (the sound is intoxicating)

Milled valve covers (rocker covers for us)

Polished A/C compressor and alternator too

Nova 10 bolt rear end with highway friendly gears

Great classic stance with Air shocks in the rear to adjust the height if desired

New rubber on a beautiful set of polished American Racing Torque Thrust wheels

Split front screen with Sundym glass and tints in all other windows

The interior has been trimmed professionally in mushroom leather, with bespoke fascia controls and instruments too, so that although we have modern gauges which are accurate, everything still looks period

The air conditioning vents and controls again look very sympathetic, as does the modern stereo installation

Mod cons are here in abundance too, with electric windows and electric suicide door opening

This is just the headline stuff and in reality what it gives us is a really nice and tight driving Hot Rod without the squeaks and rattles you usually find on lesser builds

We simply love this car