1937 Chevrolet Race Car US$17,000

1937 Chevrolet Race Car
1937 Chevrolet Race Car
1937 Chevrolet Race Car
1937 Chevrolet Race Car

Car Price

$17,000
approx. $17,000
approx. €14.153,25
approx. AED62 444,40
approx. $22,027.14
approx. $20,936.89
approx. CHF15,553.90
approx. ¥110,054.60
approx. £12,254.04
approx. HK$132 051,75
approx. kn106.727,70
approx. $344,033.37
approx. kr141.451,08
approx. ₽1.273.583,05
approx. kr143 785,80
approx. ฿529,952.41
approx. R245,624.14
approx. $475,243.47
approx. ₱817,246.02
approx. Kč365 855,32
approx. ₨691,050
approx. $22,720.84
approx. $14,162.89
approx. $11.976.508
approx. B/.17,000
approx. $34,000
approx. ₹1,254,535.55
approx. ¥1,860,352.41
approx. $45,943.35
approx. $23,819.79
approx. £12,254.04
approx. R$92.444,30
approx. ₪55,249.06
approx. ر.ع.6,545.476
approx. zł64 480,27
approx. $34,532.10
approx. $64.034.338,91
approx. Fr1,688,932
approx. $17,000
approx. ر.ق61,897
approx. ₡10.473.332,20
approx. Ft5 092 975,09
approx. د.م.152,063.56
approx. kr.105.245,56
approx. $17,000
approx. ₨3,348,401.46
approx. ₺141.709,79
approx. RM70,074
approx. ر.س63,755.63
approx. ₩19 113 794,81
approx. $34 258,66
approx. ₲112 185 108,05
approx. Rp245.345.700
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Car Details

  • Year: 1937
  • Location: Morgantown, United States
  • Mileage: 1 mi (2 km)
  • Gearbox: Unknown
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Color: Custom
  • Car type: Other
  • Engine: 8 Cylinder
  • Interior color: Black
  • Condition: Used
  • Internal Reference: 2089_2001

Car Description

1937 Chevrolet Race Car


Dirt track racing started in the United States before World War I and became widespread during the 1920s and 1930s using both automobiles and motorcycles. Two different types of race cars dominate - open wheel racers in the Northeast and West and stock cars in the Midwest and South.


Take me back to the Reading, Pennsylvania Fairgrounds cheering in the stands for my favorite car and driver, wearing my printed T shirt with a graphic of said favorite car printed on it. Also, a novelty seldom seen but oft worn in those days was a brimless felt hat, airbrushed with said favorite driver name or car painting emblazoned on it. Those "beanies" were a product of the local Bollman Hat Factory (WPL on the tag code) in cooperation with several airbrush artists who carved a niche souvenir which everyone had to have at the time! But I digress to our consignment the iconic round body 1937 Chevrolet open wheel dirt track racer. Old school stock car dirt track racing at its best.


Exterior

Sadly, this particular build did not see any actual dirt track time, it definitely has the look though with a cutoff 37 Chevy shell, and a custom fabricated hood with open cowl engine bay. A football helmet front guard for the steel frame, complete with open coil-overs and rack and pinion steering, which was used heavily to saw at the wheel while sliding through those slippery turns, trying to gain any advantage on the driver beside you, outside or inside. It truly was like a dance, and when the final race came around there were at least 25 to 30 cars dancing on this dirt all synchronized and making lots of noise! Bringing up the rear is more framework encasing the fuel cell, and cutoff body from the front of the rear wheel well, straight back to just below the windshield. Big Hoosier dirt track racing tires with deep dish aluminum with bead lock wheels are on all 4 corners. Orange is the main color with some yellow accenting, and Kendall Racing sponsorship painted badges. Also, of significance the tires are staggered to making the oval easier to navigate.


Interior

Totally modified for racing, this center mounted racing seat, sits behind a large steering wheel. This is surrounded by a large steel roll cage, and a custom fabricated dash with just the essential gauges within a spun aluminum pattern dash front. Your legs may give you a hair-raising ride due to the fact they are straddling the bell housing and transmission. A gridded cage is up front to offer a view of the track ahead, but protecting you from any shrapnel which was sure to come your way during racing with numerous drivers blowing the "chrome horn"


Drivetrain

A naturally aspirated 307ci V8 which has been bored .30 over, sports a hydraulic cam, gear drive, 1.6 ratio aluminum rockers, a dual point distributor, and Accel Coil and a dirt track oil pan. Also, a single 4-barrel Holly carburetor feeding an Edelbrock Torker intake manifold is on this racing mill. The transmission is a Ford Truck transmission with an aluminum flywheel, a steel bell housing, and a new clutch and pressure plate. Note this is a closed driveline.


Undercarriage

Built for the dirt, is a light aluminum custom fabricated radiator, and electric fan. On the back is a Frankland quick change rear with double splined axle. Wilwood disc brakes are on front, and rear, and provide stopping power when there is a pileup...otherwise its full go all around the track. Coil over suspension is on all 4 corners, and a sturdy aluminum fuel cell hangs on the back.


Drive-Ability

With an empty fuel cell and no battery, a test drive could not be had. However, for any interested persons the consignor will gladly come in fuel her up and give you the ins and outs of sliding thru the dirt.


Imagine 30 of these rolling around turn 4 all bunched up and waiting to release their energy on the dirt when that green flag waves. It's a sound that shakes you to your core and creates a cloud of dust that will have you covering your french fries and slice of pizza. This one has never seen track time but was built to be an homage to the dirt track era of the 1960's and early 1970's, before the dirt cars became ubiquitous wedges and the personality was gone. But it's alive and well in the spirit of this vintage replica racer, with all the track fixins.


Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.

This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

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For Sale by

Classic Auto Mall

6180 Morgantown Road
19543
Morgantown
United States
Member since 2019

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