Pre-War: ’41 Chevrolet Master Deluxe
We don’t normally gravitate towards cars of this period but there is some historic significance to this model year. Actually, the same applies for all cars built in 1941. It was last full production year before manufacturing was turned over to the war effort. In this Chevy’s case, perhaps only 110,000 of these cars were built. Production resumed in 1945 with essentially the same car. It wasn’t until 1949 before we were treated to a new more modern design. Chevy reigned supreme over Ford from a technology perspective. The Chevy had a smoother and more powerful “Blue Flame” Six and a much more modern front suspension. Today’s find is a restored car with some unfortunate wheel covers but it has only 83,000 original miles. The exterior design featured smooth curves with chrome and stainless trim. Although it wasn’t a Chevrolet offering, a popular option was a large external sunshade that protected the driver from glare off the metal dash board. The interior had cloth bench seats and a metal dash, sometimes with a simulated burl wood grain. This is a nicely done restoration in good colors. We would lose the wheel covers and the wide whites in favor of a more traditional look. Go to the eBay listing by clicking here.