1941 Chevrolet Business Coupe Hot Rod

August 11, 2021 Update – The high bid for this driver-quality 1941 Chevrolet Business Coupe Hot Rod did not meet the seller’s reserve of $17,000, so the car now remains on our Rides Still available page.  You have the choice to either select the green “Buy Now” button or you can enter a counteroffer in the bid box once you have registered.

Guys With Rides is pleased to auction this 1941 Chevrolet Business Coupe Hot Rod and behalf of Mike, the current caretaker.  Bidding commenced at Noon Eastern time Wednesday, July 28, 2021, and continued through 6:00 PM Eastern time Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

Reserve Meter – the green bar approximates how close the high bid is to the seller’s reserve price. When the green bar is full, the reserve has been met!

Current High Bid = $100

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To inspect all of the pictures provided, click on the photograph below to enlarge it and then click on the gray “<” and “>” icons to navigate through all of the other stills in this carousel:

Produced from 1941 through 1952 (Civilian versions were not offered between February 1942 and 1946), the Chevrolet Deluxe was the volume series leader for the GM Division.  The 1941 Chevrolet was the first generation that didn’t share a common appearance with Chevrolet trucks, while the Chevrolet AK Series truck did share common internal components.  It was with this generation that all GM vehicles experienced increased width dimensions to accommodate three passengers on the front bench seat and an additional three passengers in rear bench seat installed vehicles. This was accomplished with the deletion of the running boards thereby adding additional room inside the passenger compartment.

In the 1941/42 model years, the 216 cubic inch inline-six “Victory Six” engine was the only one offered. It produced 85 horsepower at 3300 rpm.  The transmission was a manual synchromesh three-speed featuring vacuum-assisted shift, in which the “three-on-the-tree” shifter was able to be moved between gears by the slightest pressure on the lever. The third gear was direct, meaning the input and output are equal speeds. Overdrive was a rare option. Connection to the third member rear-end was via an enclosed “torque tube” driveshaft. The brakes were hydraulic with all-wheel drums.

Mike, the current caretaker, purchased this Business Coupe from the previous owner who completed the restoration/Hot Rod build of the car after reportedly buying it from the Estate of a previous owner. Between the original speedometer and the updated billet unit now installed, the original mileage of this Chevy is reported to be only 21,460 miles.  Reported to feature its original “Victory Six” power train, the only notable performance modification is a vintage Offenhauser twin carburetor intake manifold topped with twin one-barrel carburetors.  Another nod to modern enhancements is an upgraded 12-volt electrical system.

While this Business Coupe’s trunk still features its original carpeting, the interior has been completed reupholstered and customized with modern gray cloth. While the dashboard features a set of modern gauges, the original units will be included with many other spare parts (see picture carousel) as part of the sale. If you like to crank up the volume of your music while driving, then you’ll appreciate the 1800 watt modern sound system.

Mike reports recent repairs to his Business Coupe include new rear sleeve springs, oils seals, fuel pump, and rebuilt starter motor.  Mike notes that Chevy’s Vicory Six motor did not come equipped with an old filter, so even the thirty-weight oil appears darkened, it currently has less than 500 miles on it.

The picture below provides the link to the complimentary LemonSquad.com Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”) completed in July 2021 for this auction. In addition to what the Lemon Squad mechanic noted in his report, Mike recommends the buyer may want to consider replacing the car’s exhaust from the mufflers back as they collect moisture from short startups and drives.

Click on the picture below to review all three pages of the complete report.

Based upon the pictures provided combined with the Pre-purchase inspections, we rate this Chevy Hot Rod a Condition 3 “Good” example.

 

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

If you have any questions about this 1941 Chevrolet Business Coupe Hot Rod, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

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