1941 was a pinnacle year in US auto production, with some of the best-looking cars ever rolling out of GM factories. Perhaps the workers knew that these were the last cars folks would have and put in some extra effort, but it''s a certainty that they had no clue that the 1941 Chevrolet coupe would be such a spectacular hot rod. This is the hot rod you buy to drive. Never mind collecting trophies, which is boring, this is a car you get in, turn the key, and see where the road goes. The great-looking Chevy coupe is impossible to mess up, but several important modifications give this one a clean look. Most notable is a proper shave, including the bumpers, door handles, and most of the stainless trim. The grille was integrated into the body and the headlights were frenched, while the rear fenders were smoothed into the body and both the third brake light and license plate were recessed. In fact, the list of body mods would probably take up most of this page, so suffice to say, it''s been expertly customized. The vivid purple paint has a lot of metallic and pearl in it, so the color shifts as the light moves and the graphics emphasize both the shape of the car and the hot rod look of traditional flames. A Vee''d windshield, smoked glass, and just the right rake round out a car that definitely has The Look. Tweed is a perennial favorite for hot rod interiors because it looks good and wears like iron. Wrapped around a set of power bucket seats, it has a great custom look that shows virtually zero signs of use. Everything, and I mean everything, got a tweed makeover, including the hardware and rear bench, giving the interior a very unified, clean look. The standard instrument panel was painted to match the body and uses clean-looking VDO gauges to echo the original shape of the dash. Amenities include a custom housing for the AM/FM/CD stereo system, a tilt wheel, and power windows, all nicely integrated into the overall design. Darker gray carpets add some contrast, and the Chevy''s generous size means it''s comfortable for real-sized people on long trips. There''s also a big trunk that''s fully upholstered to match, making this a great car for events like the Power Tour. Reliable power in the form of a 305 cubic inch Chevy V8 means that those long hauls shouldn''t be fraught with worry about breaking down. A Holley 4-barrel carburetor and a Weiand manifold give the small block plenty of punch and it''s a neat fit in the ''41 engine bay, almost as if it was designed to be there. The basics are covered with power steering and power disc brakes, plus a Mustang II front suspension, so it rides and handles like a modern car. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission powers a 10-bolt rear end, and the twin Flowmaster mufflers give it a suitable hot rod soundtrack. It''s fairly clean underneath, and again, this car was built to drive, so the undercoated chassis won''t mind some gravel or rain. Fitted with big chrome wheels, the staggered, low-profile rubber looks great, sporting 245/45/18s in the front and giant 255/35/20s out back. Get in if you like to drive and leave the trophy-hunters to their game. This Chevy will take you where you want to go and looks awesome doing it. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.