1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Business Coupe  Chassis no. 5JA0634855 Engine no. 2595678

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Lot 153A
1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Business Coupe
Chassis no. 5JA0634855 Engine no. 2595678

US$ 26,000 - 30,000
£ 20,000 - 23,000
Amended
1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Business Coupe
Chassis no. 5JA0634855
Engine no. 2595678
By the early 1920s Chevrolet had abandoned its attempt to compete head-on with Ford's Model T - Ford was able to drop its prices annually whereas Chevrolet's steadily rose - and re-positioned itself as a 'middle-market' manufacturer whose products possessed a degree of refinement lacking in the Ford product line. Formerly relying on four-cylinder cars, Chevrolet introduced a new range powered by the famous 'Stovebolt' overhead-valve six in 1929, these highly popular six-cylinder Chevrolets helping GM's mainstay out-sell Ford for most of the 1930s.

The 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe had longer hoods than the prior years. The headlights now sat atop of the front fenders. The grille had horizontal bars and many aspects of the vehicle became rounder. The six-cylinder cast-iron block engine displaced 216.5 cubic-inches and produces 85 horsepower.

The car offered here, originally sold in Denver, is a wonderful example in black with a 'dusk rose' interior. It has been subject to a sympathetic restored to original appearance. The list of options and accessories is extensive: Deluxe steering wheel, bumper guards, Town and Country horns, the very rare front fender bullet parking lamps, wheel trim rings, the extremely rare full stainless wheel covers, arm rests, dual sun visors, dual wipers, Deluxe push-button radio, radio antenna, Deluxe heater with defrost, vacuum gearshift on the column, plastic hood ornament, exhaust extension, splash guards, and rear wheel skirts. Also included are the original jack, jack base, lug wrench, and engine crank. Original owners manual, accessories booklet, specifications booklet, and shop manual, also accompany the car. With so many 'hot-rodded', and many more have been junked, it so rare to find an original like this.

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  • This lot is being reoffered. It was offered on the 11th as lot 60.
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