1940 Chevy Coupe - Doug Magnuson


Doug bought his Chevrolet in 1958 while still a teen attending Pasadena Community College and working at a body shop. He and Sherrill drove “Route 66” (aka Colorado Boulevard) on many dates before they drove “Rachel” on their honeymoon in 1961.

The previous owner named the ’40 Chevy “Rachel” because in those days it was a custom for people to name their rides.

Ever since her purchase, the previous owners ask about her yearly. 

From the early years to current days “Rachel” has been converted from hot rod to street rod mods, i.e. Chevy 350/330 hp crate motor, 700-R4 overdrive, ’68 Chevy 308 rear end, rack/pinion with aftermarket coil-over shocks, Vintage Air A/C.

In 2005 Doug painted “Rachel” with PPG base/clearcoat Black and Cranberry color scheme, which she proudly wears to this day.


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