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1939 Chevrolet

Master Sedan

Offered At

$48,500

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Body Color
Dark Red
Stock
4864
Engine Size
350 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Vin
14JB0618213
Miles
131,564
Drivetrain
RWD

1939 Chevrolet Master Sedan

1939 Chevrolet Master Sedan

With its wind-swept design and classic good looks, the Chevrolet Coupe series has always been a rare and highly desirable line of cars.  Not surprisingly, gear heads, customizers and all but 80 years' worth of dedicated fans have elevated it to one of hot rodding's greatest cultural icons. 

Custom built, this 1939 Chevrolet Master street rod is truly masterful in every way.  A very well-built piece in the grand old-school tradition, it maintains a stock appearance with just the right exterior touches to suggest there is more at work here than meets the eye.  With a modern drivetrain, an all steel body, heat & AC, disc brakes all the way around and timeless Art Deco looks, you'd be hard pressed to find a nicer car for the money.

Exterior
This Chevy's rounded sheet metal was expertly prepared for the car's 2017 highly polished Laser Red base coat, then clear coat finish, which is highlighted with all excellent chrome and brightwork.  The curved V styled horizontal chrome ribbed front grille is flanked by large fender mounted bullet style headlights and is very representative of the design of this car.  In these prewar years, fenders were still king with the running board attaching them, but they were beginning to integrate into the body shell.  On the rear we see two horizontal rectangle tail lights that are frenched into the smooth lower roll pan.  Small bullet style marker lights sit up high flanking the slowly diminishing and definitely bumper-less rear trunk area.  Chromed bowtie exhaust tips are looking upward slightly from under the rear roll pan.  Beautiful 15-inch polished Billet Specialties front wheels are wrapped by 205/60R15 front tires and more Billet Specialties wheels in the rear are wrapped by 235/60R15's.  From its cloisonné shield style radiator badge grille to the snazzy chrome tips on the rear this car is a shining example of the 39 bowtie Master 85.

Interior
Wise Guys provides the front buckets, and these are shown nicely in tan leather bolsters, and khaki leather tuck and roll inserts.  On the outer sides of these chairs are custom door panels also making use of the dark and light leather, and the billet cranks, knobs, and chrome window switches are within this tweed field.  In back is a similar pattern and color and material covered factory bench seat stretching from side to side.  Fronting what is a custom dash, is a tilt column topped with a rally style Grant steering wheel with a highly lacquered wood rim.  Gracing the dash is a walnut burl panel that has a peppering of antique white face VDO gauges with black numbers and pointers.  These gauges have gold bezels and are frenched into the panel.  The remainder of the dash is painted Laser Red and the speaker grille in the center; another wood panel was added to house the modern AM/FM stereo.  A 12 disc CD changer is also on board in the trunk.  A Vintage Air unit has been added under the dash to provide year round climate control and on the floors, which have very nice tan carpeting, is a fire extinguisher and a small plastic console.  Other creature comforts include electric wipers, a 3rd brake light and 3 point seat belts for the front seats.  A shout out to the headliner which is finished in more khaki tan and hanging tightly above...Heads up!

Drivetrain
A 350ci big block Chevy V8 with Keith Black pistons and a 280 camshaft has a 4-barrel Holley 625cfm carburetor feeding it and SR Torquer heads with Crane roller rockers finish off the engine package.  A 700R4 4-speed automatic is on back, along with a rebuilt in 2019 Lincoln 9-inch 3.50 Trac-Loc rear axle.  MSD is in charge of lighting the fire and a flamed batwing air cleaner allows copious amounts of air into the mill.

Undercarriage
Looking underneath, we see an absolute and total restoration with jet black suspension, black steel for the floor pans and rockers, and a plethora of patina on several surfaces.  A nice job under here.  Mustang II provides the front end and leaf spring are on for the rear suspensions as well as 4-wheel disc brakes for a quick stop.  Our consignor notes that the master cylinder was replaced in 2020, the steering rack and strut rod bushings were replaced in 2021 and the steering shaft U-joints were replaced in 2021 as well. 

Drive-Ability
Just a pleasure to drive as it started immediately, and ran like it was going out of style, this car steers smoothly, shifts easily, and gives me a big car ride feel, even though all the while I'm inside a 2 door.  All functions are working swimmingly.

As close to near perfection as we dare go, this Master 85 is truly standing by its name, masterfully restored, and deluxe in its fit, finish and power...Mastered with a smile he says.

14JB0618213

14-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
JB-1939 Master 85
06-June Build
18213-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.