Chevrolet had struck a decisive blow in the late 1920s when it put an inline 6 under the heavy hoods of its cars and trucks. The more-powerful engine caught Ford by surprise, but not for long: In 1932, the Dearborn manufacturer responded with the flathead V-8, tucked in a cute little package that would morph into one of the most iconic of American symbols: the deuce coupe hotrod.
By the late 1930s, Chevy’s once-renowned 6 was just another engine in another car. What happened to the engine in this one? What caused that hole in the hood? This 1937 Chevy Master Deluxe ain’t sayin’.
Shoshone, Calif., 2,040 miles west of Atlanta.
(Photo by Senior Junkyard Correspondent Harold “Tex Colson)