1939 Chevrolet Coupe

1939 Chevrolet Coupe

Owner(s): Bob and Karen Spencer

City / State: Pella, IA

Club: Resurrected Tin, ISRA, NSRA, Goodguys

Builder: Bob Spencer

Engine details: 396 cubic in., 1967 Chevy / crane fireball cam / ported heads

Carburetor: 750 Edelbrock on polished Offenhauser dual plane intake

Headers: Hand built fender well by owner

Exhaust / mufflers: Dual 2 1/2in. with Continentals and 3" x 3" stainless

Transmission: Turbo 400/ 3,000 convertor / B&M shift kit

Rear-end / ratio: 3:36 Posi

Front suspension: MAS 6" drop straight axle

Front Brakes: 1949 Chevy drum

Rear suspension: 1960s AMC leaf springs

Rear brakes: 1964 drum

Wheels: US slotted wheels with Sun Spec Knock-offs

Body modifications: Wood running boards, 5ft. ladder / slider bars, Custom front and rear bar bumpers

Hood: Stock with subtle flames

Paint type / color: Yellow translucent with two-tone flames

Gauges: SW gauges in a custom wood dash

Interior goodies: Clarion 9500TB, Wedge Pioneer Speaker, cool 3rd brake light with flying eyeball

Custom pieces: Wood insert dash, seats, shifter panels, inner fender fabricated in aluminum


1986 Street Rodder Magazine featured car / Cowtown Nationals

Cool story:

-92,000+ miles on the car by owner(13mpg:)

-Was on vacation with a pop up camper in tow when shot for the magazine article(Cowtown Nationals)

-Won its class in 2007 at Eddyville Dragway

-Hauled 2 adults and 3 kids all over the country to car shows and survived a hail storm in the Colorado Mountains

-6000 RPM with a 396 big block will always bring a smile to my face!