CHASSIS NO: 3EC0421152
• AACA Senior Award-winning car
• Accurately restored in 2006 to factory condition
• Lovely and comfortable new interior
• Fresh engine bay looks like new
206 cid inline six-cylinder engine, 74 HP, three-speed manual transmission, front and rear semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 107”
Cars like this Coupe were about 10 years old when the GIs returned from World War II, and most were well used by then and needing work. They were the perfect answer for many young men looking for an affordable car to modify and hot rod, so today, finding an unmolested and solid example like this is a rare opportunity. Branded “The Most Finely Balanced Low-Priced Car Ever Built” by Chevrolet, this car represents the last year of this body style and the public’s desire for the new modern closed cars.
Featuring the original engine, chassis, and drivetrain, this lovely example was beautifully restored in the original style and remains today in excellent condition. It is one of the last Chevrolet models to sport an external radiator cap, and this Eagle winged hood ornament is particularly lovely. The mirror-like paint finishes were expertly applied, featuring the classic two-tone motif with black fenders and new running boards, and even the pinstriping has been replicated beautifully. The car rides on NOS Denman wide whitewalls and painted wheels with chrome beauty rings and caps. Options include a rear covered spare and chrome bumper guards. The interior is very clean and correct, with excellent clean cloth upholstery, vinyl door panels, a lovely woodgrain dash, and full carpets. The woodgrain instrument panel is filled with clean and functional gauges, and it’s a very comfortable and accurate presentation throughout. The optional heater works great and helps make this a very comfortable AACA touring car. Your purchase includes a custom car cover and battery tender.
Pop the hood, and you’ll definitely enjoy seeing the classic inline six-cylinder engine presented with fresh engine paint and all the correct features. It’s an AACA Senior Award-winning car, indicating the fine condition and accuracy of the restoration. Well-prepared and beautifully maintained, this lovely Three-Window Coupe will provide the new owner with a dependable, classic, and sporty driving experience.