Master of the universe? 4-door street rod has style (and air conditioning)

Pick of the Day is a 1935 Chevrolet Master

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1935 Chevy Master

The hot rodders’ favorite canvas was (and is) the early 1930 Fords, but those aren’t the only vehicles that provide a source for souped-up fun. Case in point is the Pick of the Day, a 1935 Chevrolet Master street-rod sedan being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Fort Worth, Texas.

As the dealer notes in the advertisement, “In a sea of roadsters and coupes, this 4-door sedan offers a lot of features that you can’t get anywhere else, including a spectacular A/C, interior big enough for the whole family and excellent road manners to go with its vintage performance look. Powered by a strong 350 V8 and offered with some choice options, this steel-bodied Chevy is turn-key and ready to go.”

The fenders are fiberglass replicas, but the body is metal and, “As a result, it has a solid feeling that is lost on many rods like this, and the way those doors close is something you just can’t find on today’s cars.

“The Chevy’s styling is a bit out-of-the-ordinary compared to all the Fords you see running around, and to our eyes, it’s a bit sleeker and more contemporary,” the seller adds. “We especially dig the way the rear of the bodywork flows out to follow the curve of the rear fenders, making for ideal proportions on the body.”

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The car is done in silver metallic and black paint, but it’s the type of paint usually used on bass fishing boats, “so there’s a ton of metal flake to be found throughout, and the professional pin stripe work really adds another dimension to the finish.”

Other unusual exterior touches are rubber-covered running boards and a slide-back sunroof.

The car has front bucket seats and a rear bench and like the exterior is finished in two-tone black and silver, with diamond-pleated seat inserts adding an element of style. 

The car has VDO gauges in a center-mounted billet instrument panel. It also has power windows.

Speaking of power, there’s a 350cid Chevrolet small-block V8 under the hood. The engine is topped by a 4-barrel Edelbrock carburetor. The engine is linked to a 3-speed automatic and on back to a heavy-duty rear. The car has front disc brakes. 

The car is on offer for $37,995. To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Rather have mohair interior. Needs support devider for back seat. I wouldn’t have white letter tires either. Not knocking just personalizing.

  2. I’m fairly sure that’s a standard and not a master. My first car was a 35 Chevy standard that for the most part looked like this example without such modifications as missing bumpers and integrated tail lights and spare tire mounted on rear of car.
    Nice car which I would love to own.
    God bless America

  3. I had a 36 2 door. Fun car but these old cars used wood to support the doors and body. Makes it hard to keep the doors lined up. Chevy want to all steel by 37 and fixed the hood do it would not wack the head lights. Would not mind owning this rig however.

  4. Yes – 1935 chevy had a new body which was the master. The old tooling 34 was kept but called a standard. My preference is the standard. Actually I have 2 door sedan for sale now if interested

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