You stopped on this 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe sedan for the exact same reason why we fell in love with it, too. There was a lot invested to give it a terrific shine of nostalgia and an overall time capsule presentation. And there's less than 550 miles on this six-figure restoration, it's a true award-winner (just take a look at the undercarriage!)
This pre-war Chevy makes a great first impression, and that all starts with the paint. The Ridge Green and Cimarron Green two-tone are colors that go together nicely. In fact, they were borrowed from the 1941 color palette. It's this kind of thoughtfulness that you'll see all around this car. In fact, they likely spared no expense with a reported $142k invested in the restoration that was completed in 2010. And when you pay for quality, it lasts. So the colors strike that perfect balance of looking bold while also delivering a deep enough tone to showcase its sophistication. The shine also does a fantastic job of highlighting this Chevy's rounded fenders and unique body curves. While this car has a better luster than what Chevy could provide in '41, this is the kind of bright presentation these classics have always had when you pictured them in your mind. Rivaling the paint for shine is the brightwork. It surrounds every piece of glass, runs the full length of the car, and showcases the artful grille design. In fact, this one looks terrific, right down to the detailed color-matched wheels with pinstriping, factory wheel covers, and iconic whitewalls.
Inside it's been restored to look like a time capsule. The option lists were a lot shorter in 1941, which gives this car an uncluttered appearance of a simpler time. But that also means you're going to really notice the details. The steering column is uncomplicated with a big wheel to help make turning a breeze. Behind it is just one stalk used to shift the manual transmission. Despite this sedan's simplicity, the gauge cluster is quite informative. It has info for the fuel, water temperature, oil pressure, and voltage that are all surrounding the Art Deco speedometer. Even the AM radio is still cranking out tunes. Because this is a true 1940s car, there are the traditional chrome accents on places like the doors, wheel, and the dashboard. Plus, the two rows of benches feel like cushy couches. They paid attention to the details, right down to the cloth of the seats and the striped pattern. It feels so fresh, yet period-correct, that you know there were all the right investments here.
Chevy's inline-six was the backbone of the company for decades, so it's a welcomed sight under the hood. It looks fantastically stock, right down to the oil bath air cleaner, but this one also has a secret. It's actually a 235 cubic-inch unit that wasn't available until after WWII. It's larger, more powerful, and provides even greater torque. So it's the ideal upgrade that doesn't lose the period-correct charm. The way the motor starts and runs reaffirms the total investment in quality. And you'll love the control that the three-speed manual transmission gives you over this classic powerplant.
This is an AACA award-winning car, and you can see exactly why. The sale even comes complete with the owner's manual, 1948 inspection sticker, brochures, car cover, and more. You also get the original bill of sale that show this was first sold almost 80 years ago only about 30 miles from our showroom! So when such a special and meticulously restored pre-war classic is up for grabs, you know you need to act quickly to get it home. Call now!