Carl Cerny's 1949 Chevrolet

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Carl Cerny's 1949 Chevrolet as it appeared in Popular Science October 1952
The second version of the car featuring a dark metallic maroon color and shaved sidetrim

1949 Chevrolet Styline Sedan restyled by Cerny's Custom Shop for Carl Cerny. The top was chopped 3 inches in the front[1], and 4 inches in the rear. The B-pillars were slightly angled forward. The two piece stock Chevrolet windshield was replaced by a one-piece 1950 Oldsmobile 88 window. After chopping the top, George added 3 inches to the bottom of the skirt and fenders. [1] As a typical Cerny trademark, 1950 Oldsmobile 88 taillights were installed in the rear.[2]The deck lid was shaved, and squared off by reshaping the original deck lid.[1] A 1950 Oldsmobile rear bumper was modified to fit the car in the rear.[3] Up front the headlights were frenched, and a 1951 Oldsmobile floating grille center bar with a top bar from a 1950 Oldsmobile was installed. Hood and doors were shaved for chrome and handles. Dual spotlights and specially made hubcaps were added.

Once completed the car was painted in a two-tone purple and off-white paint job.[1] The car was later repsrayed in a very dark metalic maroon color. The second version of the car has also had the side trim on the front fenders and doors removed.

Magazine Features

Popular Science October 1952
Hop Up April 1953
Hop Up July 1953



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