The Chevrolet Business Coupes of the '30s epitomized vintage cool and for decades now, the model has served as an inspiring foundation for many streetrod projects. Featuring a nicely configured exterior decked out in a vibrant color, with modern V8 power standing by under its hood, this 1938 Chevrolet Business Coupe is a very sharp example of just how strikingly that foundation can be transformed.
The magnetic appeal of this Chevy is obvious with its bright red exterior making it a definite attention getter. Up front, the contrasting billet grille is in great condition and has an almost mirror-like finish as it sits between the pair of close-set, modded headlights. Move in a little closer and you can get a better idea of what made the model so appealing over the years - the curvature of the flowing front and rear fenders on this '38 may be the result of some skillful modification, but if you were to put it next to a stock coupe from its era, you'd see that the feature doesn't stray all that far from its original configuration. The body lines are nice and even - there's a nice bit of contouring on this coupe and it all lines up well when you trace it from front to back and the doors sit nice and flush. The chrome exhaust tips peeking out below the sweeping rear deck lid create a great look.
A nice comfortable interior awaits and its saddle tan color is a great match for the exterior. It features some nice touches to make it a very appealing driving environment with a pair of modern-era low-backed buckets offering a nice combination of padding and support which blends well with the detailed door panels to each side. Just in front of the modern Chevy-badged steering wheel, the dash sports an assortment of VDO gauges inside a brushed aluminum panel that really looks great against its tan backdrop. A Vintage Air climate control system has been added to keep everyone comfortable, but it does seem to need a fresh shot of R134a freon to get back to blowing cold. An AM/FM/CD player has been seamlessly mounted between the bucket seats and teams with an array of speakers inside the cabin to provide quality audio. Should you venture out on the road for an overnighter, rest assured there's plenty of luggage space in back.
The 350 cubic inch V8 waiting under the hood is a sharp looking powerplant - it's dressed to the nines via an underhood kit that includes chrome valve covers, intake manifold, alternator and master cylinder. It sports an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb and intake manifold, as well as an HEI ignition to maximize available spark and sounds an understated, deep rumble through its dual exhaust. A solidly shifting TH350 3-speed automatic transmission sits just behind to provide an easy driving experience that won't leave you dreading stop and go traffic. One of the most welcome upgrades on board here has to be the power rack and pinion steering system which gives this classic the slop-free precision handling of a modern car. Front disc brakes help bring this vintage coupe to prompt stops on its staggered chrome Torque Thrust II wheels wrapped in 245/45R17 and 295/45R18 Nitto "triple nickels" that still show plenty of tread.
If you're looking for a head turning streetrod that's also well-appointed for frequent driving, this '38 Chevy is a must see. Call today!