216ci Inline 6
For Sale is a stunning 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan that has the honor of winning the Fairfield County Concours D\'Elegance First Place Award! An original example with factory drivetrain, along with correct factory exterior color and all original interior trim. This particular Chevrolet Fleetline is optioned with the Country Club Package, fender skirts, spotlights, bumper flares, bumper guards, and more! Call today for the complete list! First popularized in the early 1940s, fastback coupes became all the rage when automobile production resumed after WWII. As a sub-series of the Fleetmaster full-size line, the Fleetline re-debuted in 1946 as both a very sleek two-door fastback Aero Sedan and a four-door sedan Sportmaster. By 1948, the car had undergone very few changes, most notably a center support pillar in the grille. The year 1948 proved to be the single highest production year of Fleetline cars, with some 276,078 produced. Of which, 211,861 were Aero Sedans. This was 27% of total Chevrolet production in 1948! Unique to the Aero Sedan was the optional dealer-installed Country Club wood trim. Manufactured by Engineered Enterprises of Detroit, this was a rare option, most likely the result of its $149.95 sticker price! Now available is a 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Aero Sedan that is beautifully finished in its correct Oxford Maroon hood, fenders and roof, along with correct ash and mahogany wood panels, that is sure to catch eyes wherever it goes! Equipped with its original 216.5ci Stovebolt Inline-6, the car survives today in magnificent mechanical condition and shows only 43,888 miles (all indications back this up as original but we do not have enough evidence to verify.) This classic woodie (woody) for sale includes all the original features including: 3-speed column-shift manual transmission, an under-seat heater, window vent shades, outside rear-view mirrors, fog lights, dual spotlights, pushbutton AM radio, a fully functional 8-day dash clock, fender skirts, Firestone Deluxe Champion wide white walls, front and rear bumper guards, truck guard, fender stone guards, tissue dispenser and deluxe wheel covers. We would like to also make special note of the LOF Hi-Test Safety Plate glass that is date-coded to 1948, as well as, the $20,000 in receipts that date back to 2010 which indicate an assortment of expensive rebuilds and replacements. As a result, this classic Chevrolet features new wheel bearings, torque tube, brake master cylinder, hood springs, clutch, wiper motor actuator, fuel tank, rear main seal. The carburetor, rear end and transmission have all been removed, cleaned and rebuilt. The front and rear suspensions have been removed, rebuilt as needed and painted before reinstallation. In order to preserve its excellence, the seats were covered in plastic until 2010 and despite being 60+ years old, have survived largely unscathed. From every angle, this Aero Sedan for sale is strikingly original in its appearance and for this reason, took home top honors at both AACA and Concours d\' Elegance events. This gorgeous vintage Chevy also received an invitation to participate in the renowned Amelia Island Concours d\' Elegance. Under new ownership since April 2014, it is no surprise that this classic has achieved 70 Best in Class and Best of Show awards at local shows over the past 5 years. Each being driven to adding over 6,100 miles to the odometer. To ensure proper care and preservation, the vehicle has always been regularly serviced, as well as, properly stored in a climate-controlled facility throughout the year. This investment-quality woodie (woody) is being sold in outstanding condition! Whether you are cruising to the drive-in or heading to the beach, this unique classic woodie (woody) for sale has been evidently loved by its previous owners and tends to draw crowds wherever it goes! Please, feel welcome to call (800)957-5707 with additional questions or to schedule an opportunity to view thi
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Established in 1991, the St. Louis Car Museum & Sales has provided motorcars, motorcycles and airplanes to collectors and enthusiasts around the globe. Our variety of inventory is a testament to our passion for special interest vehicles of all kinds.
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