Radiant Red: 1937 Chevrolet Cabriolet Street Rod – Sold?

by | Aug 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

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August 31, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

For many years, most street rod enthusiasts were somewhat forced towards Fords when building a ride.  As the street rod supplier aftermarket grew, so did the availability of alternatives to Ford.  A prime example is Superior Glass Works, which developed late 1930s vintage Chevrolet convertible and sedan delivery bodies to fit on a modern Chevrolet S10 truck chassis. Finally, a diehard Chevy fan could build an all-Bow Tie-based street rod.

Besides the use of ’37 Ford headlights nicely frenched into the front fenders, this 1937 Chevrolet convertible street rod, originally listed in July 2o22 on Craigslist in Kingsport, Tennesee, appears to be a high-quality build. The seller provides many details of their Radiant Red street rod that reportedly totaled $125,000 to complete the build.

Currently offered for $72,500, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is above the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for the 1937 Chevrolet Standard & Master series of all body types.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the car featured here:

For 1937, Chevrolets featured completely new “Diamond Crown” styling with safety glass in all windows and straight side fenders. A streamline groove ran from the fenders onto the doors, where it blended into the sheet metal. The grille was swept in on each side. Headlamp buckets on all models were painted body color. Safety-Plate glass was used in all Chevrolets. Trunks on most models were now larger, with enclosed spare tires.

Superior Glass Works offers 1937 Chevy S10 Body Kits that permit the installation of their ’37 Chevy fiberglass bodies on a donor S10 pickup truck frame.  The 1937-38 Chevy Cabriolet body is very true to the original, rare, design with a mildly chopped windshield and enhanced with a coupe deck lid or the optional rumble seat.  The original body lines and dimensions are retained, so no compromise was made in the looks of these classic street rods.  Ideal for the street rodder who can’t find an original ’37-‘39 Chevy frame for one of these bodies, or one who wants to save a few dollars while putting together a nice driving street rod. 

The Mac’s Motor City Garage YouTube Channel features this 1937 Chevrolet short film launching their new-that-year ad campaign:

This 1937 Chevrolet street rod appears to be a high-quality build in a classic color combination that’s now available for a you-can’t-replicate-it-for-this price.

If you are serious about buying this street rod, you can start the conversation by calling Jim at (423) 418-0826.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw his custom 1937 Chevrolet featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Glass body, radiant red, 55 Chevrolet dash, 37 ford headlights, one-piece windshield, glassed-in led tail lights, crate ZZ4 engine, electronic ignition, Billett front runner system, power rack and pinion steering, Heidts chrome suspension,qa1 front shocks, chrome rear shocks, polished stainless mufflers and fuel tank, Boyd Coddington wheels rear 22 and front 18, key fob door poppers, power windows, vintage air, classic gauges, 12 cd changer, modified corvette tonneau cover, aluminum radiator. Stainless bumpers and stainless braided lines, Wildwood chrome calipers, slotted rotors, much more, over $125,000.00 build”

Show or go: What would you do with this 1937 Chevrolet Street Rod?  Please comment below and let us know!


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