1934 Chevrolet Series DA Master Six Sport Sedan Hotrod
Chassis no. AG579
Chevrolet introduced its overhead valve six-cylinder engine in 1929, just a year after Henry Ford frantically retooled Dearborn to build the side valve four-cylinder Model A. It really wasn't much of a contest. Aside from Ford's stature in the marketplace and the affection and experience millions had with the Model T, any comparison between the two vehicles came down firmly on the side of the Chevrolet. Even when Ford's famous flathead V-8, wasn't sufficient to overcome the advantage that Chevrolet had built up and by 1934 the tide of the sales battle had swung definitively to the side of overhead valves and six cylinders which now delivered 80 brake horsepower at 3,300 rpm. Chevrolet built 620,726 cars that year; Ford managed only 563,921.
Chevrolet continued to innovate and in 1934, for only $675 the Chevrolet DA series Master Sport Sedan was great value for the money.
Rare in stock form, it is even scarcer to find a hotrod built off of a Chevy Master Six. Professionally built from an original all-steel Sport Sedan, this gold and brown accented 'rod retains the original Master Six's lines but maintains a more aggressive stance thanks to lowered coil springs in the front and leaf springs in the back along with wide radial white wall tires wrapping 16" chromed wire rims with knock-off center hubcaps. Under the hood the old six has been replaced with a billet-detailed Chevy 350cid V8 breathing through a Weber carburetor and funneling power through a column shifted automatic transmission. With all the extra twist under the hood, stopping power has been improved with front disc brakes and rear drums to bring things to a halt with expediency and rack-and-pinion steering ensure swift and accurate changes in direction.
The cabin has been complete retrimmed with bucket seats in front and a bench in the rear. A full compliment of Classic Instrument gauges have been fitted in a wood-grained dash. For added comfort down the road, especially down in South Florida, an air conditioning system has been fitteda vast improvement on the "four windows down at 50mph" A/C system that the Chevy original had.
With all the style and good looks of an original DA Master Six Sport Sedan, but the power, reliability, and speed of a modern drive train, this is a can't-fail combination. Plus, it has room for the whole family and space in the bustle back trunk for beach gear.
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