Wow!! It can’t be true!!

March 2nd, 2011

1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Coupe © 2011antiquecarnut.com

1941 Chevrolet production ran it’s full model year and 1942 models were introduced, but due to World War Two, all Chevrolet production ceased in February 1942. Any kind of material went to war!! As a result of the war, it was very difficult to find a good used car, however, we had a used car dealer in my little hometown of Waynoka, Oklahoma, population 1800, that was very adept at finding nice units. His name was Red Ritter. He found a 1941 Special Deluxe two door that was absolutely flawless and he loved to show it off every evening by driving very slowly around the town square for all to see. It was a real pretty medium color green adorned with every chrome item made for a 1941. At that time as an after market item, canvas door awnings were available in dark green and his car even had them. Did I ever envy him watching him drive around! Financial times were not good for my family from 1932 until 1948 when my Dad started to hit one jackpot after another and in 1948, he traded our 1936 Chevy for a 1941 just like Red’s only black. What a jump!! The coupe pictured sure reminded me of that car and how I loved it!!

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