Beautiful Family Cruiser: 1941 Chevrolet

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While there are certainly more appealing pre-war sedans (’40 Ford for example), this 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe is a really nice specimen. It appears to be nearly flawless and seems to be a great choice for someone who cares more about cruising to the local hamburger stand than beating a new Corvette at the stop light. It can be found here on eBay with an asking price of $16,500. To fully restore a car like this would certainly cost you a lot more than that! Located in Polk City, Florida, take a look at the interior of this beauty.

As you can see, the interior is just as nice as the exterior. I have a feeling that the seller isn’t the same person that restored this car since there are no details in the ad regarding the restoration. I’d like to know how long ago the car was restored and/or how much it has been driven since.

While the engine compartment isn’t as clean and shiny as the exterior, it seems pretty honest. The battleship-grey paint isn’t too rough and the plug wires and hoses don’t appear to be too corroded. The seller does say the car starts easily and runs smoothly. As stated before, this isn’t the type of car that will win drag races, but it will certainly get you from home to the ice cream shop and back.

The ad doesn’t say what color this car is, but by looking at the photos in the sunlight, there is definitely some flake to the paint. In the shadows, it almost looks like a light rootbeer and in the sun, appears more orange. Overall, this is a really nice car that will probably serve the new owner for years to come.

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Comments

  1. Taco

    Low rider!

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    • Dave S

      That would be a crime, to do that to a car like this that is in such fine condition. The 41 Chevy is one of the great cars of all time. Did more than almost any other car to win World War II. It got the War production workers to the plant on time.

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      • 427Turbojet 427TurbojetMember

        41 Chevys are some of the iconic old cars. Years ago seems like every family had connections to a 41 Chevy. Above is my 41 Special Deluxe sport sedan. Last winter I was going to fix the brake lights and add a vintage Signal Stat turn signal system. Realized the cloth covered wiring was SHOT – surprised it didn’t burn up. Ended up rewiring complete, adding a modern fuse box, all LED lights (halogen headlights) alternator, HEI on the original 216 and rewired the Signal Stat to include 4 way flashers. Runs and drives nicely but brakes don’t leave you with any confidence. Would like to upgrade to discs, but want to keep the 6 lugs. Still thinking about what to do.

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    • bobhess bobhessMember

      Wouldn’t do that to it but would surly get it back down to it’s original height.

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  2. Denny N.Member

    The price seems reasonable. I hope I’m not too nit-picky but I’m disappointed in the painted bumpers. First thing I’d do is get them chromed.

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    • Johnmloghry johnmloghry

      Thousand bucks a pop to re chrome those bumpers.

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      • Joe Thompson

        We do show chrome on this size bumper for 4-500 depending on condition. Joe Thompson Industrial Metal Finishing Augusta Ga

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  3. Joe Haska

    I had never heard that it did more than any other car to win WWII. How did it do that?

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  4. 64 Bonneville

    41 was the beginning of gearing up for WW II. That being said, many vehicles came without bumpers, or a painted bumper. (Ones I have seen were typically black or body color) Often times the selling dealer would bolt a 2×6 on the front and back to serve as a “bumper.”

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    • karl

      I’m pretty sure that was for the few 1942s that were built ; in 1941 , even though we knew what was going on it Europe , America tried to isolate themselves from it , and we were kind of caught with our pants down when we were attacked at Pearl Harbor

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  5. Bryan

    Gone! Must have been a motivated seller to let it go that cheep. Of course eyes on inspection may have reveled the low price.

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  6. John C.

    Sold for 15k. good deal for someone.

    Like 2

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