One-in-aMillion Original Survivor - Zero Rust - 500 Photos and Video Sale/ Trade

Price: US $30,000.00 Item location: West Salem, Wisconsin, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: Master Deluxe Business Coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Original Tan Pile Fabric
  • Year: 1942
  • Mileage: 43,800
  • VIN: 21bg118xxx
  • Color: Maryland Black
  • Engine size: 216 Inline 6 Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1942 Chevrolet Other Master Deluxe Business Coupe

Relisted with a Buy it Now reduced from $35,000. Sale or Trade Up/ Down for Convertible.

1942 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Business Coupe Original Survivor

Offered by a 15 year eBayer with 100% Positive Feedback.

Maryland black with Tan Pile Fabric Interior

216 Inline 6 cylinder engine with 3 speed vacuum assisted transmission with steering column mounted shifter

43,700 Original Miles

This is a One- in- a Million PreWar 1942 Chevrolet Survivor. You could search for 20 years before you would find such a rare survivor..I know becauseI did !! All original and ZERO rust.

Please view over 500 photo’s including undercarriage on this

Please view 6 minute video of the car driving up a long hill at 60

The history of this car: This car was built in November of 1941, ays or weeks before the attack on Pearl Harbor per the vin. Window glass date stamps of November and August 1941. It is believed to be owned by it’s 2 first owners (I am third) in Western Iowa. The previous owner purchased the car due to it’s originality and rarity (having known the car locally) in March of 1977 for $3,000 (original receipt goes with the car) the second owner stored the vehicle in a climate and humidity controlled building with no sunlight which accounts for the incredible condition of what is absolutely believed to be the original paint and upholstery I acquired the car in 2014 from the family of the second owner and began a careful process to bring the car back to being road worthy. The car easily cruises up hills at 60 MPH (see the You Tube video on the above link.

The process that I went through this past year;

*Replaced the pre 1975 Gates tires with 4 new Coker bias ply tires. Had wheels sand blasted and powder coated the original Maryland Black Replaced hubcaps (originals go with the car)

* Had ReNu gas tanks of MN clean and internally coat the fuel tank (exterior remains original) Replaced rubber around filler neck.

*Had the original carburetor and generator rebuilt by Chevs of the Forties.

*Replaced wheel cylinders and master cylinder (originals go with the car)

*Replaced the exhaust system.

*New plugs, oints, ondenser, nd wires.

The car starts, tops, nd drives like new (Please do view the video attesting to this.) The vacuum assist shifting is short, asy, nd smooth. The steering has only light play/movement even at 60MPH with bias ply tires.

The rarity of the 1942 Business Coupe; in 1942 Chevrolet manufactured 1,782 Business Coupes (2104 Coupe 2) per the GM History Website. This was less than 1% of their automotive production. In the previous year they produced ten times as many at 17,602. Chevrolet produced no civilian vehicles due to the war in 1943, 4, nd 45. They also produces no Business Coupes after production restarted in 1946, 7 and 48. This is an extremely rare car in any condition let alone in an original, urvivor, ust free condition. There is not a nick or ding anywhere on this 74 year old vehicle. Truly One-in-a-million !!

The paint is absolutely believed to be original and has an incredible shine from being out of reach of any sunlight for the past 38 years. The paint does have some crazing and the rear trunk lid does show some sign of age (please look at the 500+ high resolution untouchedphotographs). The glass is uncracked and in beautiful condition. Everything works with the exception of thegasoline indicator which has a new tank sending unit. The cg=hrome is outstanding also. The stainless on the rocker was replaced by me as the original owner added an extra screw to hold it to the vehicle. The original trimis included with the car.

I'm looking for a sincere buyer. I reserve the right to end my auction early in the event I accept a genuine offer and my Chevrolet becomes no longer available.

*If you are outside of the U.S. or Canada, LEASE contact me to confirm your bidding activity as genuine.*

Everyone, lease be sure to read my terms of sale located below. I'm a reasonable person but I will not bend on these basic terms unless previously discussed during the auction. A little communication goes a long way.


A $1000.00 deposit is due within 24 hours of auction ending preferably throughPayPaljust so we are both protected. Wire transfers and verifiable cashier checks are also acceptable. I'm an easy going person so if you need to make special financial arrangements please contact meBEFOREyou bid and I will try to help.I have been with the same bank for over 20 years and the staff knows me. You are welcome to contact them for your own security if you like. *The remaining balance in-full is due within 7 calendar days of auction end in the form of secure funds.* Some banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles of this vintage. Make sure if you are financing that your financial institution accepts the year and value of this vehicle before bidding and that my payment time-lines can be met. Please have your method of payment arranged prior to auction ending.


I fully expect and I'm more than happy to be an active and hands-on part of this entire process from start to finish but the buyer is ultimately responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle and anypre-purchase inspections need to be doneBEFOREauction ending. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, will gladly assist in loading and be present for the transport condition formand other reasonable help. Locating a transporter is the buyers responsibility but I can make recommendations. My location zip code is 54669 am happy to help with international shipping. I can also store the car for up to 60 days if the payment terms have been met

*If you are outside of the United States or Canada, ou MUSTcontact me to confirm your bidding activity as authentic.*If you are an eBay memberwith negative history or have a (0) or even a low transaction score,I need to hear from youjust to verify your sincerity and accept your bids as genuine. We all started from (0) and I'm happy to give a leg up. I reserve the right to cancel bids at any point for these reasons. Email thru eBay contact is fine. Communication is all I ask.

I reserve the right to end the auction at any time if the vehicle is no longer available or oth