HOT ROD, 350 V8, TH350, A/C, PWR WINDOWS/STEER/FRONT DISCS, TORQ THRUSTS, CUSTOM
Business coupes make the best hot rods because they're proportions look just perfect with a forward-leaning stance. So this wild red 1949 Chevrolet coupe is attractive from across a show field, but those who get close can see the serious upgrades.
They did not know it at the time, but Chevrolet was working its way towards an icon in 1949. By the mid-50s we'd have the legendary Bel Air shape, and you can see the beginnings of that in this Styleline business coupe. But this car is much more curvaceous. The hood has an aggressive bulge, and the rear fenders bow out like you know there is serious power coming out of those large rear wheels. When you painted one this ultra-hot shade of red, and add some staggered Torq Thrust wheels, this becomes one fast-looking hot rod. Of course, all that amazing looking chrome up front doesn't hurt, too.
The dark gray cloth interior is a complete custom job, because after all, there were no comfortable high-back bucket seats in the 40s. Comfort is a central theme here, with a custom-made center console, and armrests in each door. Power windows were added, along with a well-integrated air conditioning system that runs modern R134a. The driver gets a terrific woodgrained steering wheel, excellent steering column, and beyond that, a full set of VDO gauges has been custom fitted into the dashboard's original opening.
Open the hood and you can see where some serious money was spent. That's a 350 cubic inch Vortec V8, fully dressed in chrome and ready to rock. It includes an Edelbrock performance air filter, Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and performance intake manifold to handle the induction duties. Plus, there's a modern serpentine belt setup for the accessory drive that tucks the components in tight to the block, and a custom aluminum radiator doesn't sweat hot days. There's plenty of reliable power churning out of this motor to make the dual exhaust howl if you really want, but there is also another side to this custom car. The mufflers can keep this car somewhat mellow, and instead just enjoy the evening cruising in your air-conditioned coupe while the TH350 three-speed automatic ticks away the gears with ease. This is a power steering car, and up front there's an independent suspension and disc brakes. So this one could be a Friday night brawler if you like, but it's quite comfortable just being you all-day Sunday cruiser, too.
The business coupe was the rarest of all the '49 Chevy Stylelines, and someone invested a plenty into turning this into one slick creation. Here's an affordable custom build ready for whoever snatches it up first. Call today!!
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- Cloth Interior
- Tilt Wheel
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
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