The Duke of Burl – 1940 Chevy Coupe

six cylinder, 235 Inline six, 235 straight six

Inside the original style bench seat remains, recovered in black naugahyde. The door panels, floor boards and headliner have all been refinished in black as well. While the black adds great contrast against the copper paint, third degree burns are possible after sitting too long under the Texas sun.

1940s Chevy, 1940 business coupe, 1940 Chevy Custom

A set of chrome reverse O.E’s with paint-matched centers wear wide whites tucked nicely into the fender walls exposing just enough white wall to give the expression each one is smiling back at you… Does it know you’re staring?

Custom Chevy Coupe, chevs of the 40s, 1940s chevy

Future plans for the coupe? Well Burl is contemplating a chop to the stock roofline. Talk of this act has been met with mixed reviews so leave some feedback with your thoughts.

40 chevy bumpers, 40 chevy tailights, 1940 business coupe

On the day of the shoot we cruised up and down a small strip of beach homes hoping to find a spot not too crowded but with enough background imagery and light to do the coupe justice. When shooting with natural light, as photographer Trent Sherrill prefers, timing is everything. But… every so often the car gods smile down on you and deliver warm sun, a secluded pier, and just enough cloud cover to give you the right amount of light. Throw in photo shoot essentials:  Former Houston Texans cheerleader Randi Brady, a vintage bathing suit, one the slickest customs in all of Texas, a few cold ones, and well… you’ll find yourself looking for the “pause” button.

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Photos by Trent Sherrill

Model: Randi Brady

Hair and Make Up: Jessica Garza

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