1939 Chevrolet powered by WW2 aircraft engine

Pick of the Day is a stretched and highly modified Chevy sedan

With the SEMA Show on the calendar next week, this Pick of the Day was selected because it would fit right in among the highly customized and modified hardware that will be on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the parking lots that surround the three-building complex.

The Pick of the Day is a 1939 Chevrolet sedan being sold by the builder’s widow.

“My husband’s dream car, it took several years for him to build,” she notes in the car’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com. “He showed it just one year, winning many awards, before he died suddenly of a heart attack.”

The car and its builder at the Detroit Autorama

The car was stretched 4 feet in length and 2 feet in width so a supercharged World War II Allison aircraft engine could be fit ahead of the passenger compartment.

The ad notes that the engine — which displaces 1,710 cubic inches — is street legal and runs on regular gas-station fuel.

The transmission came from a Chrysler, the 9-inch rear end from Ford, and the car has power steering and computer-controlled ignition. There’s also an auxiliary motor in the car’s rear that powers electrical and cooling systems, the ad notes.

The asking price is $250,000 for the unique car, located in Vermontville, Michigan.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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