1940 Chev Sloper

 

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This is a 1940 Chevrolet all enclosed coupe a uniquely Australian design. These were built by Holden's between 1935 and 1941 and were available in a number of different makes such as Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Vauxhall.  

This is a Pullman Deluxe and came standard with aerial, electric wipers and the back seat that folds down. ( A prelude to the modern hatchback.)  These were built in low numbers with a total of all makes and years being just over 9000. Only 149 Chev Sloper's being built in 1940. This particular car has been in the family for many years. 

Most of the 1940 production of Holden's were taken over by the Australian Army for the war effort.  In the restoration of this car Olive paint was found as the second paint to be applied to the car with another coat of Brewster green above that. (During restoration all the accidents my father had were found, including a roll over)

 

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