1934 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe with Rumble Seat
Completely Rebuilt Engine <500 miles
Incredible West Coast Survivor – True Barn Find!
NOTE: Our listings are rather lengthy. They not only describe this particular car but also some history of the make/model, considerations in buying a classic car and facts about our firm. However, we continually hear from out-of-state / out-of-country buyers (many of our clients) that they prefer the level of detail that we provide. However, if you are not prepared to read the full listing, please scan the DETAILS below along with viewing the PHOTOGRAPHS at the bottom. If you’d prefer, please call us at 925-846-1451 and we’ll gladly discuss the Chevy and answer any questions over the telephone, including our “Buy it Now” policy. Yes, the Chevy can be purchased prior to the end of the eBay auction.
This car is offered at a realistic price and, unlike bidding on cars in a live auction environment, you will have the benefit of extensive information and history on the car prior to making a buying decision. Equally important is the fact that Classic Cars Ltd. has been in business for 27+ years and enjoys an excellent national / international relationship with over 1,000+ positive eBay feedback responses.
Please keep in mind that we will gladly…
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Thank you again, please let me know if I can be of assistance.
Tripp White, President
Classic Cars Ltd.
During our 27+ years in business we have had the pleasure of owning and representing a wide range of cars including totally stock examples to heavily modified cars and trucks. Simply stated, this desirable and rare ’34 Chevrolet 5-window coupe is the most original, complete and unique example of a 30’s vintage car that we have seen.
The current owner, a serious collector with a penchant for 30’s-50’s American cars acquired this car from its long- time owner who had the car stored in a weather tight barn for over 25 years. After a relatively short time, the engine developed a rod knock so the owner decided to have the engine totally rebuilt by a specialist with vintage Chevrolet engines. Subsequent to the rebuild, the valves were adjusted and the Chevy received fresh fluids.
Wisely, he decided to leave the car in its original, unmolested condition and it is an incredible example of a vintage Chevy that has never been modified, abused, or altered. The adage “A photo is worth a thousand words” certainly applies when it comes to this ’34 Chevrolet.” However, knowledgeable enthusiasts will appreciate the features of this car including the following highlights:
– Virtually no exterior body rust
– Incredible underside with no apparent repairs, damage or rust through/rot
– Both tire/wheel side-mounts in place including matching red wire wheels with mounted tires
– Rumble seat (upholstered seat section shown and rear springs (no fabric) included
– Re-chromed front and rear bumpers
– Rare emblems in place and in very good condition
– Operational rear luggage rack (shown in both positions in photos)
– Rear side skirts (removable)
– Beautiful ’34 grill shell with Chevrolet logo intact
– Restored 1934 yellow/black license plates
– Excellent lenses including rear with “Chevrolet” embossed in lens
– All glass intact and windows are fully operational including vent windows (crank operated)
– Completely functional electrical system including headlights, bright lights, brake lights, & horn.
– Working gauges including speedometer, Oil pressure (excellent), Amps, Fuel, and Water temperature (runs cool)
– Copper flashlight mounted on steering wheel
– Vintage fan (WORKS!) on steering column
– Original interior knobs and shift knob
– Excellent rubber mats in interior
– Intact rear window shade
– Working hand brake
– All original interior & headliner showing wear & tear but complete
– Original steering wheel
Due to the freshly rebuilt engine, the ’34 runs well and is really enjoyable to drive. It starts when warm or cold with the use of the functional choke and dash mounted throttle. The car has good power and we have driven it at 55mph+ with every indication it has the potential for higher speeds.
The car shifts properly, is fitted with a new clutch and the braking system stops the car straight and sure. The emergency brake is properly adjusted and functional. The car runs cool even in our warm California climate.
1933 / 1934 CHEVROLET HISTORY
The Chevrolet Standard (Series DC) was launched in 1933, initially as the Chevrolet Mercury, by Chevrolet as a lower priced alternative to the 1932 Chevrolet Series BA Confederate that became the Eagle in 1933 and Master from 1934. It was advertised as the cheapest six-cylinder enclosed car on the market.
The Standard was offered in three body styles all on a 107-inch wheelbase: coach, coupe and coupe with rumble seat. All bodies were by Fisher and featured ‘no-draft ventilation’. All models were powered by a 181 cu in (2,970 cc) six-cylinder valve-in-head engine producing 60 bhp (45 kW; 61 PS) at 3,000 rpm and 125 lb⋅ft. (169 N⋅m) of torque giving the car a top speed of between 65–70 mph. This engine had first appeared in Chevrolet’s 1929 models, introduced in 1928. The car had full instrumentation. A clock, heater and a radio were options. For 1934, sedan, roadster and touring body styles were added to the catalog.
Classic Cars Ltd.