1935 Chevrolet

Master 2-door Coach

Mark Simpson

I have had this car for nearly 25-years, it started as a clean, all original car that had a prior amateur restoration done to it. The body was straight, and rust free, making it a solid foundation for building a quality street rod. I was drawn to the ’35, because it was the only year and model that Chevrolet offered suicide doors. The build took nearly 9-years, chiefly as time and money permitted, although over the years since, it has had additional changes and modifications.

Currently the car has been chopped 3-inches and the outside door handles have been shaved. Powered by a GM crate ZZ383 engine, that is topped by a Barry Grant 6-Shooter. Together this combination made 428Hp on engine dyno. Backing up the engine is a GearStar 4L60 transmission and 9-inch Currie rear axle with 3.50 gears. Replacing the front suspension is a Heidt’s independent front suspension, and Art Morrison 4-bar suspension out back. Braking is accomplished with Baer disc brakes on all four corners.

My favorite part of the car is the upholstery. This was my son’s first car to do complete leather custom upholstery. The results are truly first-class, and there’s a little more pride when attending car shows and letting fellow participants know “My son did that”.

Want to share your own ride with us? Send a photo and your story to MemberRides@ClassicCarRestorationClub.com.

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7 Responses to “1935 Chevrolet”
    • Mark Simpson

      Thanks Mick, I appreciate the kind words! This ones been a labor of love for years. I will look into getting more pictures up soon. However, I would really like to see some more photos of members cars posted here….

      So don’t be shy, show us your ride (even if it’s not done or just purchased). What real car guy/gal doesn’t like to see a car in progress? Just drop me a line at editor@classiccarrestorationclub.com

      Thanks again, Mark

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  1. Thomas

    Really like your 35 Chevrolet! The first Car I ever rode in was Dad’s original black 1935 Chevrolet Master 2 door sedan with trunk. Does your 35 Chevrolet have the trunk?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Thomas. Thanks for the kind words! and to answer your question, My ’35 Chevy, is a Master Coach 2-Door, and the only trunk space is the small void between the rear seat back and the back of the car.

      That’s not a lot of space, but enough for the wife and I.

      I also eliminated the rear spare that originally hung on the back of the car, and now will have to rely on a can of “fix-a-flat” or roadside assistance should I find myself in a tough situation.

      Your dad has good taste!

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  2. Jon Evans

    This is a FAR BETTER PROJECT than putting a Chevrolet engine into a vintage Ford. I hate those types of streetrods-with a passion!

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  3. Ron Ross

    I’m sending you my friends name and email since he has the same car as you which are rare. His is 350/350
    with dark red exterior and grey interior. He would love to hear from you.

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  4. Jon Wvans

    This is exactly how a hotrod should be built-instead of those god-awful Fords with Chevrolet engines in it. This one could be serviced by ANY Chevy dealer as well as by the owner.

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