CHARMING POLISHED FINISH, 350 CID, AC, SOFT CLOTH INTERIOR, PROFESSIONALLY BUILT
How is this beautiful 1947 Chevy panel delivery so affordable? You couldn't build this for the asking price, yet this one packs a burbling small block V8, handsome interior with all the amenities, and an incredible look that really attracts attention.
It certainly helps that the post-war Chevys were some of the best-looking cars on the road, and even the commercial vehicles like this sedan delivery were treated like they were stylistic works of art. The thorough makeover on this one does nothing to dilute the brilliance of the original design and perhaps even enhances it with that two-tone paint job and a monochromatic look. The color combination is both elegant and timeless, and the workmanship is good enough to earn it proper kudos from the guys who know what they're doing. Much of the chrome trim has been shaved, including the door handles, and what does remain was painted to match the body, including the grille and bumpers. Other custom details include modern side mirrors that blend almost invisibly into the burgundy paint, a flush-mounted Vee'd windshield, and a padded roof that adds a very Landau look. Those little taillights are actually the original pieces, as is the trick rear bumper which is designed to make loading and unloading easier.
The burgundy interior borrows heavily from late-model luxury cars to give it a polished look, including the power bench seat that offers three-across seating and a folding armrest. A tilt steering column topped by a wood-rimmed Grant GT steering wheel is another welcome upgrade, and the original instrument panel was fitted with a custom wooden insert and white-faced VDO gauges. Discreet A/C vents provide comfort without the need to modify the original dash and an AM/FM/cassette stereo provides the soundtrack. Burgundy carpets were used throughout, both up front and in the cargo bay, along with custom side panels that look great and keep things nice and quiet on the highway. That huge cargo bay also makes this the world's most practical hot rod.
The 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 under the hood isn't radical, but it provides easy road manners, impeccable reliability, and easy service. Dressed with a few chrome items, it has the right look for this alluring hauler, yet you can tell the emphasis was on functionality, which is perfect sense in the realm of hot rods. It's really made to be driven anywhere, so items like the power steering and front disc brakes, a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission, and fresh leaf springs for the 10-bolt out back make it comfortable and safe, too. The exhaust system was custom built just for this car and includes trick NASCAR-style side exits with polished tips, yet it's quiet enough to drive every day. It sits right and rides well thanks to proper chassis setup and wears retro-looking chrome wire wheels with knock-offs and staggered Uniroyal radials.
Admit it: this is one heck of a good-looking rod, and with all the hardware specifically chosen to make it fun and care-free to drive, you can enjoy the journey. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Locks
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
- Power Seats
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