1939 Chevrolet Pickup “The Brass Monkey”
Barrett-Jackson Auction – Scottsdale, AZ
January 21, 2017
“The Brass Monkey” is an incredible full custom build of a ’39 Chevy truck. Take notice of the amazing one-off details on this radical hot rod built as a personal vehicle by Doug Eldred of Eldred Hotrod Shop in Edinboro, PA. Starting with just the original Chevy truck cab, which itself is highly modified (including a top chop), this truck is now of full unibody construction.
Eldred built this truck with the often-overused pattern of “cost is no object.” Some of the mechanical details of this build include a freshly built 355ci Chevy topped with aluminum head and Stromberg carburation. The powertrain continues with a GM 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission.
The interior of that little ’39 Chevy truck cab is possibly the highlight of the entire build. Fully trimmed in a most unusual pattern, the pinecone-glazed antique leather is expertly fitted to all custom-built trim panels, including a new metal seat surround.
It’s very unique style, harmoniously combining the traditional American hot rod with today’s radical car culture, truly makes it a work of rolling art. The build quality of this truck is second to none, highly detailed in areas that likely will never even be seen.