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Timeless “traditional” build with modern mechanicals
Chevy 350 cubic Small-Block V-8
Turbo 350 transmission complete rebuild
Independent front suspension/rack and pinion steering/disc brakes
Vintage AC and heat
Custom burl woodgrain painted dashboard
Upholstery by Ron Mangus
Chrome by Sherm’s Custom Plating
The 1947 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery is an enduring testament to automotive craftsmanship, blending innovation and style in a remarkable post-war creation.
The Sedan Delivery encapsulated the design ethos of the post-war era, blending practicality with modern aesthetics. With its distinct design, the Sedan Delivery was built on a truck chassis, giving it the robustness needed for commercial use. It features a prominent front grille flanked by round headlamps and rounded fenders that were emblematic of the design trends of the time. Its boxy yet balanced exterior, combined with its spacious cargo-centric rear design, made it popular among businesses requiring a dependable and capacious delivery vehicle. The Sedan Delivery's unique design continues to captivate classic car enthusiasts and serves as a reminder of a pivotal period in automotive history.
The performance of this car is nothing short of exceptional, thanks to the heart that beats beneath its hood. A robust 350 small-block Chevy engine, dyno-tuned for optimal power, provides a thrilling driving experience fit for the needs of today. Its powerhouse is complemented by a Walker radiator, a Holly carburetor, and a 1956 Chevy Air Cleaner, while an HEI distributor and a high-output alternator guarantee reliable power delivery. All of this is to ensure that this car proves reliable on the road as it did once before.
A “traditional” hot rod, this Sedan Delivery boasts modern amenities seamlessly integrated into its classic frame. A Sanden AC compressor and vintage AC and heat system ensure a comfortable cabin environment, while the rebuilt Turbo 350 transmission provides reliable, smooth gear shifts. The inclusion of a power rack and pinion steering system and front disc brakes elevates the vehicle's handling and stopping capabilities, ensuring a safe and exhilarating driving experience.
The attention to detail extends to the interior, where the masterful touch of Ron Mangus Interiors becomes evident. With the interior being completely reupholstered and all knobs and switches being replaced, this car offers an authentic experience that pays homage to its heritage. The upholstery exudes luxury and comfort, inviting occupants to sink into plush seats that have been expertly tailored. Every inch of the interior space exudes sophistication, from the door handles to the dash knobs, all in perfect working order. The addition of LED lighting throughout the interior, including the gauges, further provides modern convenience without compromising the classic aesthetic.
Under the skillful hands of craftsmen, the Sedan Delivery's exterior has been transformed into a work of art. Sherm's Custom Plating has expertly restored all the chrome elements, giving the vehicle a gleaming finish that compliments the flawless paintwork. This, along with two thin red and beige pinstripes running across the body, highlights the vehicle's lines and curves, paying homage to its vintage origins. The dash, as well as many accents on the car, is painted in an absolutely eye-catching burl pattern woodgrain that will surely turn heads. All of which to say, these modifications look to do no more than add elements of classic elegance, seamlessly merging past and present.
The past owners of this vehicle chose to preserve this history and stored this car away, only driving it on occasion to keep it in perfect working condition. Its most recent owner bought it from the original builder of this vehicle, which answers the question of how this car was kept in such immaculate condition.
Unlike most of its contemporaries, this 1947 Chevy Sedan Delivery stands apart as a testament to authenticity and originality, eschewing the typical path of being heavily modified for a more traditional approach. Rather than conforming to the trends, this vehicle has been meticulously preserved to honor its true essence, capturing the nostalgia and unique character of its era. With a commitment to preserving its historical integrity, this Delivery stands as a cherished relic, a timeless reminder of the past that pays homage to the original craftsmanship and design of its time.
With each detail meticulously crafted and every feature thoughtfully integrated, this Sedan Delivery offers a driving experience that is both exhilarating and luxurious. It's a rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive history that continues to captivate hearts and turn heads on the open road.