1940

Chevrolet Sedan Delivery

Frame Off Built Sedan Delivery LT4 V8 700R4
Stock #
132910
Body Style
Sedan
Engine
350 cu in LT4 EFI V8
Exterior Color
Orange Metallic Pearl
Interior Color
Tan
Miles
4436
$79,900

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1970 marked the first time in the four-year history of the Camaro that a convertible option was not offered.

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Why Buy
  • Custom all steel body with PPG Orange Pearl paint
  • 1979 Malibu front and rear subframes
  • Wilwood disc brakes
  • 330 horsepower LT4 V8
  • 1979 Malibu 10 bolt rear end
  • 20 inch Weld Racing wheels
  • 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Air Ride Technologies front air shocks
  • Completely custom leather interior

Is there any cooler body style than an old school Sedan Delivery? With room for two up front, and the ability to carry anything from a box of chocolates to a rhino in back, these fabled workhorses combine the best characteristics of a car with the straight up utility of a commercial truck. And for some reason, they ALWAYS look great in virtually any paint scheme their owners come up with! The idea of turning one of these innately cool cars into a killer custom piece is nothing new; but in the world of modern street rodding, components and build quality are the defining characteristics which separate the trophy winners from the twenty footers. With its virtually perfect all steel body, completely custom leather interior and performance bred Corvette powertrain, this 1940 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery is one of the nicest street rods we’ve ever offered. Are you looking for a rare and unique custom that’s guaranteed to be the coolest car on the block? This 1940 Chevy has it all!

Painted and assembled by Lakeside Rides and Rods in Rockwell City, Iowa this all steel 1940 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery is the kind of street rod that we all dream of owning as kids and pledge to build as adults. Its super straight body is covered in a thick coat of vivid PPG Orange Pearl urethane that’s sealed by a smooth and glossy clearcoat shell. And with an unbeatable combination of old school style and killer good looks, it absolutely nails the often attempted but rarely achieved formula of OEM quality and panel fitment in a highly detailed, completely custom package!

The sign of a high quality street rod is a significantly altered design which flows together so well it appears as though minimal work has been completed. And although this ’40 Chevy might look simple, it features MANY custom touches that make a big difference in its appearance. At the front of the car, a welded steel grille rides between a shaved bumper and two frenched and integrated headlight housings which currently double as both modern tri-bar headlights and slick hidden turn signals. Behind that grille, a traditional two piece steel hood, that has been nosed and welded into one piece, sits above traditional front louvers which cap seamlessly integrated front fenders. And at the top of the car, a smoked, flush mounted split windshield combines with smoked side windows, shaved drip rails and shaved mirrors to emphasize the smooth and clean design. At the sides of the car, completely shaved sedan doors provide the longer and lower appearance of a chopped roof without having to sacrifice any headroom or ruin a perfectly good steel body. And a custom fuel door hangs over smoothed running boards and integrated rear fenders. At the back of the car, a smoked rear window rides above a familiar, satin finished tag bracket and bright stainless exhaust tips. And custom, flush mounted LED tail lights combine with a shaved rear bumper to perfect one of the best profiles ever created.

Lift this custom street rods glossy pearl hood and you’ll find a rare and impressive 350 cubic inch LT4 Corvette motor which has been fully rebuilt to stock specifications and fully detailed for the show field. Straight from the factory, this killer small block utilizes a sturdy cast iron block, high flow two valve aluminum heads, a port matched intake, a high profile camshaft, aluminum rocker arms, and GM’s famous reverse flow cooling system to create 330 horsepower and 340 lb./ft. worth of unmatched throttle response. At the top of the engine, a Street and Performance tuned port injection system sits below a custom body-matched fuel rail cover which perfectly complements polished, “LT4” branded valve covers. At the front of the engine, a chrome clad reusable air filter hangs above a chrome accented serpentine system which spins a chrome alternator and a chrome AC compressor via great looking billet pulleys. And at the sides of the engine, ceramic coated Street and Performance block hugger headers send spent gases into a tough sounding true dual exhaust system. Lighting the fires for this high RPM V8 is a new Painless Wiring harness which sends power through a factory GM coil and distributor to black high performance Taylor plug wires. And keeping things cool and in check is a proven Griffin aluminum radiator which is equipped with a chrome cap, a custom polished shroud and a quick spinning electric fan. Aesthetically, the smoothed engine bay still looks like it’s fresh out of the paint booth; and all its ancillary components, like the body-matched brake booster, trick stainless hood prop, billet hood latch, billet dipsticks and braided hoses still maintain a brilliant finish which is more akin to an industrial art sculpture than a functioning automobile.

Steal a glance under this impressive 1940 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery and you’ll see a chassis that takes the term ‘crossover’ to a whole new level! The big orange body has been channeled roughly six inches and bolted down over 1979 Chevy Malibu front and rear subframes to create what has to be one of the best mixtures of Chevrolet car and truck attributes ever imagined. At the center of the floor, the hot LT4 engine is bolted to a durable Turbo-Hydramatic 700R4 transmission which spins a tough ’79 Malibu 10 bolt rear end. And at the ends of the floor, a double A-arm front and four link rear suspension benefits from a standard issue ’79 Malibu power steering system, Air Ride Technologies front shocks and Wilwood power four wheel disc brakes. Spent gases flow to the air through a mandrel bent true dual exhaust system which hangs great sounding Flowmaster dual chamber mufflers in front of excellent looking dual stainless tips. And power flows to the ground through beefy 215/40 front and 245/40 rear z-rated Michelin Pilot Sport z-rated radials that are wrapped around mirror-bright 17 inch front and 20 inch rear Weld Racing wheels. In keeping with the tradition of the engine bay, everything under this car has been coated in brilliant PPG Orange Pearl; and all the componentry, from the fresh braided brake lines to the custom aluminum fuel tank, has been upfitted to show winning standards.

You can credit a company by the name of Classic Custom Interiors for this Chevy’s stunning, show-stopping cockpit. Covered in high quality tan leather, the custom upholstered Nissan bucket seats feature an overall design that is both simple and attractive. Between those seats, a custom tan console hides a Kenwood cassette player, the car’s ignition switch and controls for the power windows and accessories behind small, flush fitting leather panels which hang just above built in courtesy lights. At the sides of those seats, custom kick panels hold great sounding speakers in front of custom door panels which flow from the dash to the back of the cargo area. And at the bottom of those seats, high-end tan carpeting rides below chrome trimmed foot pedals and thick, color-keyed floor mats. At the front of the car, a custom Bitchin’ Products steel and leather wrapped dash props a full array of VDO gauges between an Air Ride Technologies air pressure gauge and a Vintage Air billet control panel. At the back of the car, a fully finished cargo hold is anchored by functional courtesy lights, a Kenwood CD changer, two more great sounding speakers and a Kicker amplifier that is bolted into a hidden storage compartment. And in front of the driver, an Ididit tilt steering column is topped by a great looking billet aluminum steering wheel, a complete set of billet stalks and a crystal clear gear indicator.

This custom’s show history is extensive, and the list of awards it has won is impressive:

  • Boyd Coddington top pick
  • PPG Dream Car top pick
  • Street Rodder Magazine Top 100 pick
  • Street Rodder Magazine Top 10 pick
  • Rod & Custom Magazine Top 100 pick
  • Classic Trucks Magazine top pick

And included with the sale is a small album of detailed build photos.

You can’t really ask for a cooler street rod. With its solid and clean all steel body, a first class pearl paint job, a completely custom leather interior, a hot Corvette V8 and a custom drivetrain and suspension, this 1940 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery literally HAS IT ALL. If you’re looking for a high profile show stopper with serious trophy winning potential and unbeatable lust-worthy appeal, your search is over!

Basic

Year
1940
Make
Chevrolet
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Sedan Delivery
Secondary Model
n/a
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Street Rod
Mileage
4436

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350 cu in LT4 EFI V8
Engine Number
n/a
Heads
n/a
Fuel Specification
91 Octane or below
Fuel Delivery System Type
Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
THM700 R4
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM/Cassette w/CD Changer
Battery Location
Trunk
Battery Shut Off
Passenger rear wheel well, in front of tire
Battery Charger
None
Power Steering
No
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Tan
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Sedan
Doors
2
Body Color
Orange Metallic Pearl
Paint Type
n/a
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Double A-arm
Rear Suspension Type
4-Link
Axle Specification
10 Bolt
Front Wheel Specification
17x7"
Rear Wheel Specification
18x9"
Front Tire Specification
n/a
Rear Tire Specification
245/40ZR20
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Spare
n/a
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
FlowMaster

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
4300
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
Build photos

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