The Pick of the Day is a 1935 Chevrolet Standard 3-window coupe with a rumble seat that’s about as cute as a Chevy can be. Restored to original with a tan body, brown fenders and red wire-spoke wheels, the sporty little car looks like a ton of fun for show or go.
The Standard lineup was Chevrolet’s less-expensive variety of passenger cars during the mid-’30s, with the Master Deluxe models ruling the roost. The Standard cars notably deviated from the Master Deluxe cars with entirely different sheet metal and a 107-inch wheelbase, compared with the 113-inches of the pricier cars.
To the modern eye, the Standard versions – or EC models as they were classified – look trimmer and sportier than the bigger Chevrolet cars. This simple little coupe looks particularly enjoyable.
Power comes from the sturdy 206.8cid Stovebolt Six engine, although producing a detuned 74 horsepower compared with 80 for the heaver Master Deluxe models. Still, the inline-6 engines were new across the board for 1935, and put out comparable power to the heralded flathead-V8 engines from arch-rival Ford.
Despite the economic woes of the time, the Chevys sold well in 1935, with a total of about 550,000 Standard and Master Deluxe cars going out the door, according to the Denver dealer advertising the coupe on ClassicCars.com. Of those, the bigger and more-expensive Master Deluxe cars were the top sellers by about 100,000.
For the Standard cars, the full-bodied Coach versions were far and away the best sellers, being more practical and family friendly than the coupes.
“Available production figures for 1935 show that 11,900 three-window coupes were built and 40,200 five-window models,” the seller says in the ad.
The dealer selling this Standard coupe provides decent information about the model but scant details about this particular car, aside from it having just 54,545 miles on its odometer. From the photos with the ad, the Chevy looks professionally restored to factory specs and very clean outside, inside and underneath.
The asking price for this interesting relic is $26,000.
To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.