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Doug Howe's 1941 Chevy Cabriolet is the perfect car for a warm California day. Drop the top, pump up the air bags and go cruising down the road. It doesn't get better !

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A drop top Chevy for cruisin’
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As seen at the 23rd Goodguys Summer Get-Together


Goodguys events – especially the Get-Togethers – give you the opportunity to see many different kinds of cars and trucks. You see lots of muscle cars (both classic and modern), trucks and street rods, but cars from the 40’s and 50’s seem to be showing up in greater numbers. Most of these are built for cruising and Doug Howe’s 1941 Chevy Cabriolet is a great example of this trend.

At first glance, the car looks like a restored example of the some of the last Chevy’s built before WWII. The exterior has been restored to stock configuration with a beautiful Cream gold paint scheme accented by sparkling chrome and stainless trim. The car sits on 15” wheels with Coker wide whitewall tires and stock 41 Chevy hub caps and trim rings. Subtle pin striping follows the stainless trim on the beltline and is also on the trunk deck. The body has been “nosed and decked” with the removal of all chrome trim and emblems from the hood and trunk. This adds to the smooth appearance of the ride. Check out those nicely etched side wing windows – cool! The top is a deep brown to perfectly compliment the paint scheme.

Inside, you will find the stock seats expertly recovered in a button tufted pattern in deep brown leather with door panels to match. The dash has been painted a chocolate brown to match the seats and the carpet is brown twill. A modern GM steering column with the integral automatic transmission shifter is topped with a 4 spoke steering wheel for easy cruising.

The motivation for this beauty is from a Chevy 350 crate motor hooked to a 700R4 overdrive automatic transmission. As we said, this baby is made for cruising. The power is transmitted to a GM rear and the entire suspension is controlled by air bags with disc brakes on all 4 corners.

Doug has owned this beauty going on 2 years now and he drives it !! After spending some time with this car, we’d like to drive it as well.

Click here to see the original 1941 Chevrolet full line brochure 

The pin striping follows the stainless trim all the way to the back with a scroll on the trunk

Check out these etched vent wings

The interior feels as good as it looks

All Chevy under the hood

If you see this in your rear view mirror -- just wave !