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1940 Chevrolet Moonshine Show Winning Old Timers Moonshine Runner



Here is the History on this Rare Find in American Automotive History which I got from the Owner. If only this car could talk...Where would you find another one like besides a Museum.
I PURCHASED THIS 40 CHEV FROM A FAMILY WHO HAD IT FOR OVER 20 YRS. THEY UPGRADED A FEW THINGS FOR EVERY DAY DRIVING LIKE, DISC BRAKES ON THE FRONT, 2 SPEED ELECTRIC WIPERS, HEATER, DEFROSTER WITH A 3 SPEED FAN, A BLACK ROLLED AND PLEATED INTERIOR AND CHROME PLATED THE GARNISH MLDGS. PREVIOUS OWNER ALSO TOLD ME WHEN HE GOT THIS CAR IT HAD A STOCK 327 AND A POWERGLIDE UNDER THE HOOD AND THE CAR CAME FROM DOWN SOUTH. THEY HAD JUST INSTALLED A REBUILT 350 WITH A MILD CAM AND ALUMINUM INTAKE AND 400 TURBO WITH NEW DUAL EXHAUST. WE WERE LOOKING AT THE CAR AND WHEN WE GOT TO THE TRUNK, I SAW THE DOORS IN THE TRUNK AND THE SECRET COMPARTMENT. THE OWNER STATED LOUDLY, WE DIDN'T DO THAT! IT WAS THAT WAY WHEN WE BOUGHT IT. WHEN THE TIME CAME THIS YEAR FOR ME TO TURN IT INTO A GASSER I REALLY STARTED LOOKING IT OVER CLOSER AND REALIZED WHAT THIS CAR REALLY WAS !!! ALSO WHY IT HAS A 40 CHEVY PICKUP STEERING BOX (FOR THOSE OLD DIRT ROADS). A CAR FRIEND TELLS ME I SHOULD TAKE THIS CAR TO DAWSONVILLE GA. FOR THEIR ANNUAL MOONSHINE FESTIVAL. I FIND OUT THIS YEAR IS THE 43rd ANNUAL, AND ALSO THE MOVIE THUNDER ROAD (1958) WITH ROBERT MITCHUM WAS ABOUT DAWSONVILLE. AND THE BEGINNING OF NASCAR, I CALLED AND FOUND OUT THAT ONLY MOONSHINE CARS CAN PARK IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA BY THE OLD COURT HOUSE WHERE THEY HAVE A CAR SHOW AT THE GEORGIA RACING HALL OF FAME. I CALLED THEN EXPLAINED THIS CAR TO THEM AND SENT PHOTOS WHICH GOT THE CAR ACCEPTED WITH AN ASSIGNED PARKING SPOT. WHAT WAS WILD IS THAT FROM ALL THE CARS AT THAT SHOW THIS CAR WAS THE ONLY ONE WITH A HIDDEN COMPARTMENT TO HAUL MORE MOONSHINE. I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING GORDON PIRKLE, THE LOCAL HISTORIAN, AND OWNER OF THE DAWSONVILLE POOL HALL, WHERE NASCAR GOT IT'S START. HE LOOKED AT THIS CAR THEN SAID TO ME THAT "THIS OL' BOY WAS BRILLIANT AS MOST FORDS WERE MARKED CARS AND THE LAW AND THE REVENUERS WERE CHASING THEM ALL THE TIME". "THIS OL' BOY TAKES A 40 CHEVROLET WITH A BIGGER LOAD CAPACITY, AND CAN DELIVER HIS MOONSHINE ANYTIME HE WANTS WHILE NO ONE IS LOOKING FOR HIM." HE HAD TO HAVE MADE MORE MONEY THAN ANYONE TOO. I WAS VERY HONORED TO GET A MOONSHINE CAR TROPHY ON SUNDAY. AND GORDON SAYS TO ME, "NOT BAD FOR YOUR 1ST TIME". A Great car for any serious car collector or collector of History from this Time Era. It's More original that restored. The Paint is not perfect, Interior is not perfect. It is a good running and driving car. This is a private party sale with a clear title. This car runs and drives good, it was taken on the trailer for the 800 mile trip back to Dawsonville, GA. (google it to get the History on this town and moonshine and Nascar )Email if you have Questions. I do not see these cars come up for sale too often and when they do they get bought quickly.
Type: Classic Car
Transmission: Automatic
Body Style: Coupe
Drivetrain: RWD
Mileage: 33447
VIN number: N78640CAL
Exterior Color: Black
Doors: 2
Interior Color: Black
Engine: V8
New / Used: Used
Location: Wisconsin

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THE FENDERS ON THIS CAR ARE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. THE CAR IS PAINTED IN BLACK LACQUER ITS ORIGINAL COLOR, IT'S NOT TOO SHINY, BUT YOU COULD WET SAND AND BUFF IT, YET THIS WAY IT JUST FLOWS WITH THE REST OF THE CAR.


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I MEDIA BLASTED TO SEE THE CONDITION OF THE BODY. AS YOU CAN SEE IT ONLY NEEDED COUPLE OF SMALL PATCHES, ONE ON THE DRIVER LOWER COWL, AND THE DRIVER ROCKER PANEL, I REMOVED THE CARPET TO HAVE A NEW ONE INSTALLED. THE FLOOR IS IN GREAT SHAPE, THE PREVIOUS OWNER, MADE AN ACCESS DOOR FOR THE DISC BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER, AND MADE A NEW TUNNEL FOR THE 400 TURBO. NO FLOOR PATCHES, THE TWO PLATES IN THE FLOOR ARE FOR EXTRA SUPPORT FOR THE BUCKET SEATS, AND THEY ARE ALSO ON THE BOTTOM OF THE FLOOR. WHICH TOO IS VERY CLEAN. THE CAR HAS A STRAIGHT AXLE, DISC BRAKES, WITH A FRONT ANTI SWAY BAR, THE REAR END IS A 10 BOLT, WITH A 3.08 GEAR RATIO, IT CRUISES NICE AT FREEWAY SPEEDS. ALL THE GAUGES WORK EXCEPT THE GAS GAUGE, THE SENDING UNIT MUST BE 6V AND NEED A REDUCER, BUT THE ODOMETER WORKS AND YOU CAN GAUGE BY THAT TO FILL UP. IT HAS A 16 GAL. GAS TANK. PAINTED TO THAT OLD TIME LOOK.

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