1938 Chevrolet Sedan
As the nation climbed out of the depression in 1938, Chevrolet promoted touted their vehicles as "The Car That Is Complete." There were six different models in the Master Deluxe range, which sold almost twice as many as the shorter wheel base Master series. Both ranges included coupes, sport coupes, coaches, sedans, sport sedans and town sedans. (The town sedan was a two door sedan.) In all, 302,840 Master DeLuxe were produced and sold for between $714.00 and $817.00. TTM's car is one of 16,323 sedans made in 1938. It features the popular built in trunk which cost a little extra, taking the price to $877.00. It weighs 2,940 lbs and seats five. It has an 85 HP 6 cylinder 'L' head engine with a 6.25 : 1 compression ratio riding on a 112.3 inch wheel base.
1938 Chevrolet Sedan.
1938 Chevrolet Sedan.
1938 Chevrolet Sedan.

1938 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe Sedan.
1938 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe Sedan magazine advert
1938 Chevrolet Sedan.

1938 Chevrolet Sedan dashboard and front bench seat
1938 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe Sedan interior
1938 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe Sedan rear seat accessed by "suicide" rear doors

 

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Technical Specifications
Year:
1938
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Master DeLuxe
Body Style:
Long wheel base sedan
Engine:
6 Cylinder, 216.5 cubic inch, 29.43 HP, 85 BHP
Transmission:
4-Speed manual with reverse
Drive:
Rear wheels
Top Speed:
70+ mph
Brakes:
4 wheel hydraulic drums
Wheel Base:
112 inches
Wheels:
16 inch, steel with hub
Electrical System:
6-volt
Start System:
Electric starter motor
Features:
Patented "No Draught" ventilation, crank roll-down windows.
Additions:
None
Production:
16,323
Original Price:
$796 ($12,200 in today's money)
Status:
Not in use