Lot 336 - 1942 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Aerosedan
|Odometer reading||76,745 km|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
In the 1941/42 Chevrolet Master, the 3½ litre, inline 6 'Blue Flame' engine was the only one offered. It produced 85 horsepower at 3300 rpm. 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' gear shift 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 differential was via an enclosed 'torque tube' driveshaft and the brakes were hydraulic with the master cylinder 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 and Chevrolet also offered windshield washers in some years. 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. On the 1st February 1942, civilian car production halted for war production.
This rare Chevrolet Master Deluxe Aerosedan or two door coupé was built in 1942 at the Tarrytown plant in New York. The Aerosedan was purchased by the vendors in the mid 1990's to be used in the film 'Evita' starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. This very original example is finished in black with fawn cloth interior and has been on display in a museum just outside London. The Chevrolet has been fully maintained and is ready to be used. This Master Deluxe Aerosedan is supplied with a V5C registration document and a couple of sheets giving general chassis information. This is a very rare car in Europe and would grace any collection.
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