Monday, June 13, 2011
This is a well-seasoned '47-ish Chevrolet Stylemaster coupe. Like many manufacturers, Chevy's immediate postwar offerings were slightly warmed over versions of their prewar cars. In this case, the Styleline range, which was introduced in 1941 as a four door sedan. The coupe followed in '42, but production was suspended after a mere 110,000 of all models had rolled out the doors.
Once hostilities ceased the range made a comeback, with a few style and mechanical updates to keep things fresh. The Stylemaster featured pretty smooth styling, relatively unadorned by chrome trim and other gewgaws. They're nice looking cars, even by modern standards, although they are clearly from another age. This one certainly is-I found it (along with a '41-ish Olds) on "display" outside a junkyard in rural Illinois. I've no idea how long it's been there, but even though it's complete I don't know if it's savable.