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What are some features of the 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe?

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The 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe is known for its style and its large size. Restyled by Harley Earl's Art and Color Section, it mimics the design of period Buicks but was a cheaper option at the time it was released.

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The engine of the 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe is a 90-horsepower engine with a redesigned cylinder head and a 6.5:1 compression ratio. The wheelbase increased from earlier models to 116 inches with an overall length of 195 3/4 inches and the total weight increased from earlier models by 100 pounds. The 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe features expansion interior space, concealed running boards and headlamps that blend into the fenders.

Because of the ongoing war in Europe, the 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe was nicknamed the "Victory Six." Compared to previous models, it features new pistons, valves, rocker arms and water pump. The 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe weighs 3,040 to 3,410 pounds. In 1941, the retail price of a new 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe ranged from about $770 to $1,000, and 602,113 cars were built. The 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe differs from its companion model, the 1941 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe, in that a convertible model was manufactured. The 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe was a popular luxury car during World War II and remained one for years to come.

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