1936 Chevrolet Sedan Mamma always said life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get! In a way Classic Auto Mall works on this same theory, in that one never knows what is coming through the door, but most times its sweet! For consignment, a real sweet treat and a maroon bodied and maroon fender colored morsel. Very tasty looking and tastefully crafted from all steel and custom with a hand fashioned tail of this car complete with custom taillights, a shaved bumper and of course those custom chromed wire wheels wrapped in good all season rubber. It is just dripping with visual flavor and all packaged up ready to be gifted to its new owner. All in hot rod form, this 36 is a head turner and a neck snapper! Exterior Already starting with a gorgeous design, the builder of this car took a few liberties in the original design with a custom shaved bumper tail end and some modern day up-dated turn signals lights flanking the original vertical ribbed curvaceous grille. The radiator surround is bathed in maroon which rises to the hood where the maroon takes over the top of the car from the beltline upward. Here a thin blue airbrushed pinstripe is seen running on the sides of this streeter. Beautifully applied maroon also covers the curvaceous fenders, running board and lower doors. Slightly tinted glass is reserved for the rear and side glass, and custom chromed round rear view side mirrors are attached to both doors. To further sugar coat this car, 14 inch for the front and 15 inch for the rear chromed wire wheels 195/70R14s in front, and 235/70R15s on the back. Even more foil wrapping is provided by dual tailpipes peeking out from under the rear custom roll pan. Cherry! Interior Digging a bit deeper into our box we swing the doors and find padded gray tweed door panels, with custom molded armrests and shiny billet handles and cranks. Moving inside we see high backed buckets adorned with more gray tweed and stitched with a vertical pattern on the inserts. Smooth gray vinyl headrests are on top of these chairs. In back is a custom stitched tweed covered bench, and more tweed in gray for the side panels and headliner. A tasty maroon painted dash front houses a gaggle of round chromed bezeled white faced vintage style gauges which sit within a brushed stainless-steel panel. Below this panel is an aftermarket tachometer hanging from the bottom of the dash. In the dash center are the controls for the Vintage Air, a few billet pulls, and hanging below the passengers side is a Road Gear AM/FM/Cassette Radio. Dark gray carpeting butts up to the tweed covering the sides of the toe kicks. A Genie shifter reaches for the drivers hand. Suh-weeeet! Drivetrain With some cars we need to sugar coat the description to make it sound better, but this car is fully enjoyable right out of the box. Some of that enjoyment comes from the 350ci V8 engine now stuffed under the cowled hood. It is all shiny and polished with neatly organized wiring, coated headers, and electronic fuel injection. On the back is a turbo 350 3-speed automatic transmission. Power goes to the rear wheels via a 10-bolt rear. All beautifully appointed with polished bolt ons aplenty! Undercarriage No rust, just a perfectly painted and restored undercarriage consisting of straight steel. Up front a Mustang II suspension is now on and on back a leaf spring setup installed. Disk brakes are on all 4 corners, and a stock exhaust is noted ending in dual pipes out the rear. Drive-Ability Not unlike its candy references Ive given it, this car is difficult to only have 1 lap around the test track so I took several and enjoyed the flavor of plenty of power, smooth as silk shifting, and tasty handling. Driving this car is definitely a sugar rush! I did notice that unless I started this car in neutral this car may throw sparks from the shifter area! A beautiful job with all stones turned over on the restoration, interior and power train. Excellent color combo, some yummy shaving, and custom interior with ice cold Vintage Air. Just reach in and sample all of it right here in the hallowed halls of Classic Auto Mall. MMMM...MMMM Good!