1940 Chevrolet Custom Roadster


Engine: Oval port V8

Displacement: 454 cid Chevy V8, bored 0.060 to 468 cid, with oval port iron heads and custom Edelbrock street tunnel ram with 2 four-barrel 600 cfm Holly carburetors.

Horsepower: 500 hp at 5600RPM

Torque: 570ft-lbs at 4800RPM

Transmission: Chevy turbo 400 Automatic with 9” Ford rear end

Suspension: ’73 Pinto front suspension and 4 link rear suspension

A Little History

The Chevrolet Master and Master Deluxe were vehicles manufactured by Chevrolet between 1933 and 1942 to replace the 1933 Eagle. At the time, it was the more expensive model in the Chevrolet range; in 1940 a more expensive version based on the Master Deluxe was launched, called the Special Deluxe.

The car on view is a one-off custom build by the late renowned customizer Gary “Chopit” Fioto, which he named The Pipeline. Other Chopit creations bore similarly descriptive monikers, such as Beatnik Bubbletop, Inca Gold, Floorless, Dream Lover, Potion, and Adult Toy.

The car is all-steel, and hand-fabricated throughout.

Custom features include: a built 468cid engine with duel Edelbrock carburetors, a built B&M Turbo 400 transmission, 9″ posi-traction rear end, new GM front clip, and power disc brakes.

This car boasts an all steel body on a custom rectangular tube race frame, a vibrant Harley Turquoise paint job, custom molded leather interior, custom sound system, a trunk finished in matching leather, push button power lift, 1967 Cadillac tail lights, Budnik wheels and digital dash.

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