1940 Chevrolet Convertible

Lot : A23

1940 Chevrolet Convertible Coupe


Auctioned on SAT, 2009-10-16

Auctioned at Al Webster Collection 2009


Sold at $ 48,150



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No convertible model was available in 1939, so the 1940 convertible was very much anticipated. This ‘40 Chev was purchased new by a young man in Pasadena California, who soon after, was enlisted in the army. He had begun customizing the car before his tour of duty had begun, and completed the project after the war. It included shaving the hood and deck lid, moving the gas filler, chopping the windshield posts 3 inches, installing a Carson Top utilizing the original top bows, splitting the manifold for dual exhaust, installing Truxell Tip-Toe Overdrive which works very well, and the car can be driven at 70mph all day long. Factory accessories include radio, clock, heater, skirts, spinner steering wheel, leather interior and rare six-hole Jumbo 15 inch wheels. When Al purchased the car, it had been stored for over 50 years and had travelled just 26,000 miles from new. Webster then proceeded to bring the car back to life and after a few hours, Al had it running like a watch. He then spent next 2 years completing the restoration. The car is refinished in the original Ruby Red paint colour, the firewall has never been painted and still sports the factory original paint. The haartz-cloth Carson Top is removable and a matching haartz cloth boot was custom-made for the car. This low-mileage example is one of the true original period-correct customs of the era with great history and great quality.