1941 was a monumental year in American history. The declaration of war was in full effect with Japan following the deadly attacks at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. With everyone gone to fight the war, the automotive industry continued to churn out vehicles for those still in the states.
Spotted on Craigslist, we happened to find this cool relic that needs some help. Behold, a 1941 Chevy Business Coupe that holds a clean title and has been sitting in a barn literally since 1962 in Massachusetts.
It also happens to be a special deluxe model, further cementing its rarity. Untouched until last year, the Chevy now boasts a new exhaust and brake system. However, with the car sitting for so long, it has some rust, particularly in the flooring and even more prominent in the rockers.
The rear quarters will also need to be repaired as they have rotted away. Under the hood sits the original 216 cubic-inch “Blue Flame” straight six-cylinder mill, which is mated to a three-speed manual tranny.
Judging its condition, the Chevy seems to have gone through some rough times as the paint has not held up well through the years. The chrome trim and bumpers will need to be either revived or supplemented with new ones.
In all honesty, this Chevy can go in either direction, restomod or complete custom. Which direction would you take it in? If so, what would be the first thing you’d tackle on this barn find? Let us know in the comments below.