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Chevrolet Coupe (1938)

Chevrolet Coupe (1938)

Towards the end of the 1930s Chevrolet excelled in making simple yet rugged cars for the masses, often outnumbering Ford in sales. Their cars became very popular with the hot-rodding fraternity who used them and started off the trend in 'fat fendered' rods which continued with cars built in the late 1940s. Such cars could take major suspension changes and wider tyres without a great deal of bodywork modification and, with their wide engine bays, handled motor transplants with ease too. This car has been fitted with a Generation V big-block Chevy under the hood and to put all the torque down the rear's been equipped with a pair of 18.5-inch (470mm) wide tyres. A Mustang II front suspension clip has been installed along with airbag springs to alter the ride height whilst giving supreme comfort, and at the back a live axle is located with four links and coilover dampers.

Chevrolet Coupe (1938) Specifications

Top speed:143 mph (229 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):5.1 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:454 ci (7,439 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:410 bhp (306 kW) @ 6,000 rpm
Max torque:520 lb ft (705 Nm) @ 3,400 rpm
Weight:2,980 lb (1,354 kg)
Economy:8 mpg (2.83 km/I)
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