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Chevrolet Deluxe

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Production   was   indefinitely   delayed   in   1942   due   to   WWII,   after   110,000   had   been   made   total, though   several   thousand   Chevrolet   coupes   and   sedans   were   produced   during   the   war   years   for military   staff   use.   In   late   1945,   civilian   production   resumed.   The   original   series   was   produced through   1948.   A   redesigned   Deluxe   with   reduced   body   contour   and   integrated   rear   fenders   was offered for the 1949 and 1950 years.


In   the   1941/42   model   years,   the   216cid   inline   6   "Blue   Flame"   engine   was   the   only   one   offered.   It produced   85   horsepower   at   3300   rpm.   In   1947   output   was   bumped   up   to   90   horsepower. A   Deluxe of   this   vintage   could   easily   exceed   80   miles   per   hour   without   overdrive.   The   transmission   was   a manual   synchromesh   3   speed,   with   vacuum   assisted   shift,   in   which   the   "three-on-the-tree" shifter   was   able   to   be   moved   between   gears   by   the   slightest   pressure   on   the   lever.   Third   gear was   direct,   meaning   the   input   and   output   are   equal   speeds.   Overdrive   was   a   rare   option. Connection   to   the   third   member   rear-end   was   via   an   enclosed   "torque   tube"   driveshaft.   The brakes   where   hydraulic   with   all-wheel   drums.   The   master   cylinder   was   located   beneath   the driver.   Shock   absorbers   were   of   the   lever   type.   The   windshield   through   1948   was   of   a   split,   flat- glass   type.   The   wipers   were   vacuum   actuated.   Chevrolet   offered   windshield   washers   on   some years.


The   exterior   sported   smooth   curves   with   chrome   and   stainless   trim.   The   rear   bumper   had   an optional   center   bumper   guard   that   had   to   be   ratcheted   out   of   the   way   so   the   trunk   cover   could be   lifted.   Front   and   rear   bumpers   had   optional   chrome   "tips",   a   dress-up   item   that   bolted   to   the ends   of   the   stock   bumper. Although   it   wasn't   a   Chevrolet   option,   a   popular   after   market   feature was a large external sunshade that protected the driver from glare off the metal dash board. The   interior   had   cloth   bench   seats   and   a   metal   dash,   sometimes   with   a   simulated   burl   wood grain. The   radio   was   a   simple   mono   vacuum   tube   type   radio   with   integrated   speaker.   On   the   left side   of   the   radio,   there   was   a   knob   labeled   "T"   and   it   operated   the   throttle,   because   during startup,   it   was   hard   to   press   both   the   starter   pedal   and   the   accelerator,   while   keeping   the clutch   depressed.   On   the   right   side   was   the   choke   lever.   The   clock   was   integrated   into   the   glove compartment door and was of a manual-wind 7-day type.


In   1941,   the   Master   and   Special   Deluxe   had   updated   styling   from   the   year   before   with   things such   as   a   new   grill,   new   suspension,   new   curves,   and   the   headlight   mounted   in   the   fenders.   The Special   had   better   fabric   than   the   Master,   along   with   arm   rests   in   the   doors.   There   was   full instrumentation. 1942   models   got   blackout   trim   in   January.   The   Signal-Seeking   radio   became   an   option.   On February 1, 1942, civilian automobile production halted for war production. When 1946 came along, the names were changed to Stylemaster and Fleetmaster.


The collections Chevy was imported from USA. It has been given a birth same year as of the collector himself. The car has not been completely restored but checked throughout to meet Finnish driving regulations. It had its first road run at the collectors birthday. Since then it has been seen driven around with “just married” - decorations.
Photos mainly by Matti Kreivilä. Historical facts and technical details of the vehicles provided by Wikipedia. Movies YouTube.