This 1938 Chevrolet Master Deluxe 2 Door has been owned by the same family since new and was just recently pulled from the family barn, where it had been for the past 30 years. Sadly, after sitting for all these years it is no longer running and is going to need work. The original owner’s grandchildren have decided that it’s time for it to go to a new home, so they have enlisted a local restoration shop to sell it for them here on eBay.
After a good bath, this Master Deluxe looks good. The seller claims the body is solid, but that there is rust in the floors. While the body panels look clean, the rust in the floors look serious to us and could prove to be a major undertaking. The barn it was housed in had cement floors, but it also had a rodent issue. This would explain the condition of the interior and the rust in the floors, as rat’s nests can wreak havoc on a car.
Of Chevy’s Master line, the 2-door Deluxe is the most desirable so many have been turned into hot rods. Finding an untouched survivor is rare, but restoring this one could get expensive. Not only does it need metal work, but all the mechanical systems will need to be gone through. The original straight-six is in the car, but is seized and will need to be rebuilt or replaced. Let’s just hope the family hasn’t set the reserve too high, but given how long they have owned it, we understand that it might be difficult to let it go.