Last updated on September 5, 2021
Today’s Car is a Customized 1941 Chevrolet 2 Door Coupe done in Porsche guards red. Owned by Bill and Jan. I tried to get a good shot of this car in their garage, but it just did not show how cool this car really is. So a couple of weeks ago at the Marina del Rey’s Cars and Coffee Bill drove it and gave me the opportunity to take some nice shots.
It is powered by a Big Block Chevy, 468 cu. in. generating about 700 HP through Littlefield roots-style supercharger topped off with two 850 Holley carburetors. Transferring that power through Steve Sharp turbo 400, who is located in Torrance, CA, with a 10″ torque converter and a Gear Vendor overdrive which is for that highway cruising. Then putting that power to the rear wheels through a 9″ Currie narrowed rear end with 4.11 gears. Wheels are centerline with 29×18-50×15 in the rear and 26×7-50×15 in the front wearing Mickey Thompson tires. Wow. It has a Mustang II front suspension and coilovers in the rear. The interior is done in Beige cloth with bucket seats a custom center console and has a Chevrolet tilt steering column.
The body has molded fenders, all the chrome removed except for the bumpers, the grill painted the same color as the car, shaved door handles, frenched headlights and a one piece windshield. Not only can you see this car coming, but you can hear it! Bill did change the mufflers to something quieter just in case he wanted to hear the sound system?
There is nothing subtle about this great car and it speaks for itself.
Thanks for riding along. Frank