1937 CHEVROLET MASTER DELUXE COUPE
AWARD WINNING STREET ROD
I have owned this car for 10 years and it has been a passionate labor of love for all 10 years. The custom machining and much of the custom metal work was completed by my father. I built & customized every piece of this car. There was no expense spared, and it shows in every way! The Chevy was just finished in 2008 and driven 1900 miles since. It has won many awards such as 2008 Super Chevy Top Ten Editor’s Choice, Best in Class, and Pre 1946 Award Winner. It never disappoints with best of the best awards at our local shows. Chip Foose even took the time to give it a once over and autographed it at the Year One Charity event where it won a top 25 award. My wife & I have thoroughly enjoyed driving and showing our Chevy, but we must sell due to our new project car.
BODY & PAINT: The original 1937 Steel body has been smoothed and shaved of its handles. Bearclaw electric latches secure the doors closed and open with the key fob. The original front fenders have been radiused and stretched to mate with Smoothie steel running boards. The grille shell was completely reworked featuring a custom billet aluminum grille by Alumicraft. This grille is a work of art in itself. The original hood ornament has been triple dipped in chrome, and the hood bar/hinge is a new reproduction piece. The original hoods were reworked also. The firewall was custom built from 16 gauge sheet metal and slicked to match the body.
The 37 was smothered in Satin Nickel PPG base-clear by Two Tees Customs. Among the compliments that this car receives, paint & color statements are most frequent. The windshield has been custom cut & v-butted. The vent windows have been remove and modified for one piece power units. All the glass is new slightly tinted safety glass from Vintage Glass. The headlights are stylish tri-bar units and bullet shaped NOS 1939 Chevy taillights take the place of the original 1937 square style lights.
INTERIOR: The 37’s dash has been slicked and finished in a semi-flat black to match the stealth black leather. The dash retains the original Master Deluxe Stainless and vents for the A/C have been added to either side. Keeping with the smooth look a billet bezel features new electric gauges and the glove box was fabricated to house the stereo’s head unit and A/C – heat controls. Every wire was replaced by a new E-Z Wire 21 circuit harness and is protected from the engine heat by hightemp black heat shrink. The battery is hidden from sight under the front right fender and the tag bracket can be flipped out of sight once you arrive at the show. All the leather is High Point, NC quality. The leather is the same that is used on boardroom and executive office chairs. The bench seat was completely refashioned to capture the essence of the car with a curved split seam between solid outer leather edges and perforated leather inserts. The seat features a plated solid brass medallion to compliment the exterior color. The door & rear panels are custom molded and covered in the same leather with perforated inserts. The theme continues to the custom molded headliner and over kick panels & speaker enclosures. The stereo features 1400 watts of power flowing from a Kenwood Excelon head unit and amplifier through Phoenix Gold Xenon speakers, tweeters, and a 12” sub – ONLY THE BEST HERE! The ebony leather and trim continues to the trunk where hidden access allows tuning of the stereo.
MECHANICAL & POWERTRAIN: The circa 1968 Chevrolet 327 was originally rebuilt to keep with a newstalgic theme, but as the car came together it was far better than a simply Newstalgic Rod. The 327 breathes through an Edelbrock Performer intake & carburetor and exhales through Corvette Ram Horns and Smithy Mufflers for that classic Hotrod sound. Cooling is handled by a Walker radiator and 3400 CFM electric fan and module from Delta Current Control. Charging of the car is supplied via a Chromed 140 AMP alternator, the A/C system is cooled by a Chromed Vintage A/C compressor, and brackets are by Alan Grove Engineering. The 327 is mated to a 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission with shifter from Lokar. This car stops like a new one with Disc at all four corners and a Chrome Corvette 1.25 bore master cylinder & booster. The front suspension is 1st gen Camaro while the rear-end is a GM 10 bolt with 3.42 gears hung from Chassis Engineering rear suspension. The A-1 rake is accented with 17” Torque Thrust II’s on the front and 18” Torq Thrust II’s out back. The tires are matched tread BF Goodrich Sports, 205/70/17 on the front & 225/45/18 on the rear.
Thank you for taking the time to view my 1937 Chevrolet. If you have any further questions or want details on this auction, then please feel free to contact Clay at (770)827-2865 or email Z28CLAY@aol.com. The car is also listed FOR SALE locally and on many other sites; therefore, I reserve the right to end the auction early. Thank you again!