And now my 1937 Master Deluxe Sport Coupe

1937 Chevrolet Sport Coupe
The “Sport Coupe” has a rumble seat as opposed to the “Business Coupe” with a trunk.  The Sport coupe is much less common since the rumble seat was falling out of favor and Chevrolet only offered rumble seat cars in the USA through the 1938 model year.
I’m the fourth owner and it still has under 50,000 miles, with known ownership history since new.  The pin stripes are not factory correct and some other minor improvements were made when it was refreshed and repainted in the 1990s, but it remains a very original vehicle.  
This car has some interesting history which includes:
It is an early production vehicle and was likely on the dealer’s showroom floor when the new 1937 models were introduced in November of 1936.  New model introductions were major events then and particularly for the 1937 models with all new bodies (first all steel construction with no wood framing) and a completely new driveline (first year of the 216 Cubic Inch Stovebolt 6).
I have the original sales invoice which shows it sold for $771.55 on November 18, 1936.  The only option was a heater/defroster.  I was pleased to find that the sales invoice lists the original engine serial number and the engine in the car still carries that number stamped in the engine block.  Unless one has an original sales document with the serial number it is not possible to know if the engine has been changed over the years.  This is great proof that the car still has its original engine it will stay there for as long as I own the car.


I’ve always been a fan of old Chevrolet cars.  I came by my interest in cars quite naturally as my Dad was a licensed auto mechanic and Texaco service station operator.


My first car was a 1937 Chevrolet coach which I bought for $90.  I wasn’t old enough for a driving license but still “fixed it up” which consisted of mechanical and body work plus a paint job and drove it around our household property.



My first car


I’ve owned several 1937-39 Chevrolets (mostly projects) since then but let them go due to moves and circumstances.  I’m now trying to piece together a 1937 Chevy which is the same model and body style as my first car, but it will be a long project.

Tom Burtch's 1937 Master Deluxe Sport Coupe