FUEL INJECTED L98, TH350 TRANS, SUPER CLEAN INTERIOR, DOWNS BODY, LIFT OFF TOP
Chevy fans, feeling left out in the cold when it comes to mid-30s hot rods? Look no further than this sharp 1935 Chevy cabriolet, which has similar styling to the more common '34 Ford but offers a bowtie twist and extensive recent service so it's ready to cruise this summer.
The body is by Downs Fiberglass and accurately captures the unique Chevy shape, which is streamlined like many mid-30s cars but still has upright classic design cues. Flowing fenders, a V-shaped grille, and a curvaceous deck lid give it a sleek look a look emphasized by the chopped windshield and relative lack of ornamentation. The fiberglass is nicely finished and still looks great even though it was finished in 2005. Bright red paint stands out and doesn't need graphics or pinstripes to look fantastic. The chunky body looks more muscular than your run-of-the-mill Ford cabriolet. The wide grille has a shiny insert flanked by a pair of King-Bee-style headlamps, but any evidence of bumpers or other extraneous trim has been neatly exorcised from the body. Out back, LED taillights are neatly integrated into the tail pan, along with a recessed license plate frame, and please take a moment to note how neatly the body molding wraps around the lower valence and into the rear fenders, a very trick detail.
Despite the vintage look, the driver's compartment is state-of-the-art in street rods, with a fully custom ultra-leather interior, bucket seats, and all the creature comforts. Low-back buckets are comfortable and stylish, and thanks to the wide doors that open almost 90-degrees to the body, climbing in is easy, even with the top in place. Custom sisal carpets and floor mats, beautifully sculpted door panels, and a sleek digital dash are all evidence that price was no object during the build. A polished tilt steering column is topped by a custom billet steering wheel and there are discreet vents for the Vintage Air HVAC system. Auxiliary controls like the ignition switch, power windows, and light controls are all stashed under the dash where they're out of sight, as is the AM/FM/CD stereo system that's powerful enough to be heard at speed. The removable top is fully finished inside and out and the surprisingly spacious trunk will carry all your gear without complaint.
I guess a small block Chevy in a Chevy rod shouldn't be ground-breaking, and the torquey L98 certainly looks at home under the pointed hood. Lots of chrome sets it apart and makes it look as good under the skin as it does outside and you'll note that the block itself has been color-matched to the bodywork. There's a big aluminum radiator up front and a billet accessory drive that tucks tight to the block for decent service access. Custom headers feed a fabricated dual exhaust system that wraps around the TCI frame. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a 9-inch Ford round out the driveline, and there are freshly rebuilt coil-over shocks at all four corners. Big-n-little Foose billet wheels give it a wicked rake and wear 225/40/18 front and 275/45/20 Nitto radials.
With receipts for over $7000 worth of A/C and suspension work in November, this rod is road-ready and can certainly collect a few more trophies along the way. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Fuel Injection
- Leather Seats
- Power Windows
- Remote Door Openers
- Tilt Wheel
- Removable Hard Top
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