Chevrolet Special Deluxe Convertible
New to Chevrolet in 1940 was the Special DeLuxe series. More sumptuously appointed than any previous Chevrolet, it was distinguished by a stainless steel hood and belt trim, along with such amenities as dual wipers, dual horns, a 30-hour dashboard clock, and a deluxe steering wheel with a horn ring. Perhaps surprisingly, the newcomer proved to be, by a wide margin, Chevy's best seller. Joining the Charlie Thomas Collection in 2007, this convertible has much to offer. Most notably, the rich red leather interior and upholstery is of high quality and is complemented by the two-tone wood grained dash and the very desirable steering wheel with an internal spinner mechanism. The black exterior finish is thin in places but still continues to shine. The undercarriage has also been restored and only shows light road use. With fender skirts, a GM spotlight, and bumper wings, this convertible stands out as Chevrolet’s top of the line offering.
85 hp at 3200 rpm, 216.5 cu. in. inline six-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission with column shifter, coil spring front suspension with semi floating rear axle, and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 112 in.
Part of the RM Auctions event for Charlie Thomas in October, 2012 and for the Hershey event in October, 2012.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel and Scott Herdling