Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Some rods just have "the look," and this 1941 Chevrolet Super Deluxe coupe totally nails it. With a few traditional tricks and vivid red paint, it gets in your face and demands your attention, but thanks to a quality build, reliable mechanicals, and a handsome interior, it's the person driving it who will enjoy it most.
Big headlights, brilliant chrome and trim, and a lowered stance make the otherwise stock bodywork on this streetrod beauty look pretty sleek. This fat-fendered Chevy combines all the styling cues that you'd expect with the fantastic 1941 styling, which was the pinnacle of pre-war design. For a car that was built a few years back, it still looks pretty fresh and with the red paint and styling details, it'll never look dated, you know, like those pastel rods with all those silly graphics. The fenders and running boards have been molded and smoothed into the body, the front grille is imposing and instantly recognizable, and one-piece billet bumpers fore and aft bookend the hotrod beautifully. Turn signals are nicely integrated into the fenders just below the headlights, there are tiny side mirrors, and the formerly 2-piece windshield has been V-butted together, which makes a tremendous difference in the way the car looks overall. In back, twin tail-pipes poke out just beyond the rear bumper and the LED taillights blend almost seamlessly into the fenders. Man, this is a really good looking car that gives any Blue Oval a run for the money.
The first-class interior is a beautifully-stitched combination of burlap and tweed and the gray color makes it bright and airy inside the sporty coupe. The two-tone bench up front is very spacious and comfortable, matching the big rear seat and door panels perfectly, with all the components barely showing any signs of use. The dash was completely restored, and now features an array of classy Stewart Warner gauges inside the matte gray painted dash, along with a matching under-dash panel that houses the modern A/C system and controls for the vehicle's accessories. The driving position is comfortable thanks to a tilt column with a leather-wrapped Lecarra steering wheel, and visibility is excellent through the panoramic windshield. Features like cold A/C and a powerful AM/FM/Cassette stereo mean that you can drive it to work every day if that's your thing and you'll never once miss your modern machine. The back seat is neatly trimmed to match and includes its own matching door panels, while the trunk is finished with custom side panels adorned with red "41 Chevy" script that you won't mind showing off.
The powertrain doesn't break any new ground, but it is reliable, powerful, easy to service, and lots of fun to drive. A 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 seems like the appropriate choice here, and they certainly didn't cut any corners during the build to get it in there. Lots of shiny chrome and detailed components makes it worthy of showing off, but it's also highly functional with a giant radiator, power steering and power front disc brakes, and an upgraded ignition system. Backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic and 10-bolt rear end, it's a combination that was sorted out during the restoration and remains an excellent choice for guys who like to drive their rods. A custom front suspension with coil-overs and rack-and-pinion steering makes it feel sharp on the road, while out back there's a conventional leaf spring setup with air shocks to help set the stance. A big gas tank and a snarky dual exhaust note make this a car you will never hesitate to drive. Sharp 15-inch American Racing wheels give it an awesome profile and an updated look, particularly with thick BFGoodrich rubber at all four corners.
We sell a lot of cars, but the ones that seem to make their new owners happiest are the well-sorted, fully-engineered rods that have been built to drive. No worries, just get in and start having fun. Call today!
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