The Pick of the Day is loaded with style and the right mechanical components
Some cars are just so pretty that they cry out to be Pick of the Day, such as this utterly gorgeous 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe fastback that has been made into a classic cruiser. The beauty’s not just skin deep, either, as this custom has been built with the right components to make it drive as well as it looks.
The sleek styling of the two-door fastback, what Chevy marketeers called the “aerosedan,” is sharply set off by the glossy two-tone metallic-green-and-teal paint, lowered over a set of wide-whitewall radials and chrome Lanzer hubcaps.
“This stunning 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe street rod is a super solid car through and through,” according to the Dotham, Alabama, dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com. “Underneath shows no signs of rot or damage, and the body has an excellent fit and finish to it. Beautiful metallic dark-green paint with custom coves along with great looking chrome and all new glass.”
The Chevy is powered by a 350cid V8 fed by an Edelbrock intake and carb, with headers and an HEI distributor, hooked up with a 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission and 10-bolt Chevy rear axle, the seller says. The electrics have been redone with an E-Z wiring harness, and the car is equipped with Heidt’s IFS front suspension, power rack-and-pinion steering and power disc brakes.
The custom interior has been refurbished and includes such features as air conditioning, electric windshield wipers (replacing those always-troublesome vacuum wipers), custom audio system, tilt steering column and Haneline gauges.
“The Fleetline runs and drives great, being very tight and sound, and with all the later model amenities makes for a more comfortable and dependable ride,” the seller says in the ad. “This beauty is ready to hit the road and put a grin on your face.”
The Chevrolet looks immaculate in the photos with the ad, and tastefully transformed with custom features. Bowtie fans will notice that the normal two-piece windshield has been replaced by wraparound front glass, which comes from an Oldsmobile of the same era.
The asking price sounds like a good deal at $39,995 for a proper street rod that you could drive and enjoy, and look great while doing so.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.6 comments