Saw it in Montana

April 1st, 2011

1938 Chevrolet Deluxe convertible©

This is the first 1938 Chevy convertible I ever saw and I had to come from Oklahoma to Montana to see it!! What a surprise it was to me when one day I saw it in a parade in Helena, Montana. It sure made my day!! The brown color looks rather drab after looking at the turquoise one on this site, but it was still plenty good looking! As far as I am concerned, any 1938 was a good looking vehicle regardless of the model. I think the only 2 things I don’t like about the ’38’s are the dash and the standard hood ornament. They just don’t do anything for the car as opposed to the 37 models!! Only my opinion folks!!

Nice Face Lift for 38ths

March 29th, 2011

1938 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe©

Chevy made just the right exterior cosmetic changes from the 1937 models when they came out with the 1938 models, even though the number was modest. The obvious changes were the hood louvres and the horizontal grill versus the vertical in the 37’s. I personally do not like the standard hood ornament-I think it should have looked more like the 1937 optional ornament-kind of a flying lady!! Even though to some of us it was a nice facelift, it is apparent the buying public didn’t think so as sales of this model in 1937 totaled 56,166 versus 36,108 in 1938!! –

Assembled by Owner

February 9th, 2011

1938 Chevrolet Master Cabriolet © 2011

This gorgeous Chevy convertible wound up a work of art as it was made of two 1938 Chev’s put together. Just by looking at it and inspecting it unless you are a real pro, you would never know it didn’t come off a new car assembly line in Flint, Michigan. The man who owns this car has several prized model automobiles. He hails from Montana and is a member of the Pioneer and Classic Auto Club which has several chapters in the state. According to a book entitled Chevrolet Chronicle only 2787 cabriolets were made in 1938. All were of the Master series, not Master Deluxe. Chevy didn’t produce cabriolets in 1939, so I have an idea people bought the 38’s knowing 39’s were not going to exist. All you car buffs know there is very little difference in the body styles of 1937 and 1938 models, but to me a 1938 is a much nicer looking car than the 37’s just because of the hood design. Chevy really added just the right touch!!