When you have a classic automobile, you can take it in one of two directions – either concours-style perfection with every nut and bolt fastidiously installed as it was from the factory, or over-the-top customization. This particular 1941 Chevrolet Deluxe takes the latter route.
Although this vehicle started life as a Chevrolet Deluxe, it now sits as a head-turning custom replete with modern touches. The look is definitely unique, with a roadster body style, low stance, and smoothed-out body panels. The side windows were deleted, bringing the shoulder line visually closer to the ground, while the original steel components were maintained with all the seams welded shut.
Up front, those large, triangular headlamps were actually taken from a Ford Focus, then molded into the front fenders. The execution is surprisingly well-done, with a ton of work needed to make it all look proper. However, the results speak for themselves. The front and rear bumpers were also removed to help the Chevrolet Deluxe sit lower, and the front grille is now a set of polished lateral tubing. In back, there’s a set of integrated rear tail lamps.
The current owner bought the car from a private party in Arizona, and later resprayed it in genuine General Motors Cyber Gray paint.
To give this custom Chevrolet Deluxe the proper stance, there’s an adjustable air ride suspension system at all four corners, lowering the body over 17-inch Centerline wheels. Power-assisted disc brakes up front help to slow it down, and OEM Chevrolet power steering makes it easier to drive.
The interior was originally tweed, but now sits covered in tan leather upholstery. There are Dolphin gauges for instrumentation, and a fiberglass Carson top to cover up.
Behind the curvaceous frontend of this custom Chevrolet Deluxe is a 350 cubic-inch V8 engine, which mates to a TH350 automatic transmission connected to a GM 10-bolt rear end.
Now, this custom Chevrolet Deluxe is offered by Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa for $35,000.
Source: Gateway Classic Cars