1939 Chevrolet Coupe Long Distance Rally Car

 Price $125,000

Rally Preparation Services is pleased to offer for sale this beautifully presented 1939 Chevrolet Master Coupe Long Distance Rally Car, currently located in the U.S.A

The ’39 Chevy Coupe was the most successful rally car in period (for “rally” read American dirt-road racer) and campaigned most famously by Juan Manuel Fangio. The Coupe was available with 3 alternative front suspension configurations; A fully independent but fragile coil sprung axle, a curious knee action unit and Fangio’s preferred bullet-proof leaf spring version. Moving forward to the current day the Chevy Coupe continues to be the weapon of choice on long distance rallies with particular success on the Peking Paris.

This car was commissioned by its present owner to compete in the Vintage Cape Horn Rally in 2013. With a very methodical build the car only needed some minor repairs to the front suspension halfway through the event, other than that the car ran perfectly from start to finish. The owner is reported to have said on the event “All we did was pour gas into it ….and that was done by an attendant”.   Regretfully, after a change of plans the car has not been used since, and hence why the car is now up for sale. The car is registered and located in the U.S.A. and we can happily arrange viewings with the owner.


We can also arrange shipping anywhere in the world along with registration in the UK if required.


All viewings and test drives are strictly by appointment – enquiries to Martin on martin@rpscvm.com

Recent engine works and upgrade
Gearbox upgrade
Axle Upgrade
Uprated Suspension
Trucks Wheels
Uprated brakes
American spec cooling system
Long range fuel system
Equipped with Michelin off-road tires

Recaro bucket seats
Autometer gauges
Monit rally computer
Garmin GPS mounted
Full 5 pt Simpson harness
Tinted Glass
Aluminium trolley jack
Roll bar with harness bar
Centre drinks holder
Fire extinguisher

Good chrome work
Mudflaps on all four wheels


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