HomePick of the DayCustom beauty 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe street rod

Custom beauty 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe street rod


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.

The fastback roofline is an evocative piece of period styling

“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 interior has been updated with air conditioning and other modern features

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 Chevy looks beautifully finished with fine custom workmanship

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  Bowtie fans will notice that the normal two-piece windshield has been replaced by wraparound front glass, which comes from an Oldsmobile of the same era.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.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


  1. I have enjoyed a lifetime of being a car lover.Owned many great cars, restored five antique vehicles and built street rods from the ground up. Countless car shows and trips to Spring Hershey and Carlisle.The problem today is EVERYTHING you read about in the car magazines and EVERYTHING you see online about car’s is almost without exception, Chevrolet’s!. Yes, the cheapest American cars made for decades. The fine hand crafted cars are rarely given the attention and respect they should receive.Dont get me wrong, Ive owned many Chevy’s.And Ive used the Chevy small block in street rods I have built.But this Chevrolet =Or-The Highway attitude is crazy. When original, the fit and finish on these cars was the worst in America and material choices were often less than stellar. Why not give some time and space to some fine cars, designed and built by people who actually cared about the end product and not just a commuter car "engineered" to last 100K!

    • Hey Bob,
      After such a long comment about the faults of Chevy I noticed you did not name one ” fine car” you would like to see. VW,Yugo, Tata or maybe Crosley ??

    • This writing is not about the history or reliability or even the stellar design of the chevrolet itself. It’s about the time and care the owner and builder(s) put into this car. It’s artwork by the rebuilder… not the original factory stamp. All rebuilt and redesigned cars are art by the builder to show off their ideas and how they were able to incorporate them into the final product which usually starts as less than perfect and near junk. Enjoy the art and forget the name.

    • C’mon, Mr. Heberlein – this is a car that so many folks can identify with, (moreso than the truly expensive and more limited production classics) and has been so meticulously restored and modified, that one cannot help but be impressed. Yeah, 1950 Chevys were stamped out and pushed out the door like so many buckets – but one has to be impressed with this one.
      Is it a timeless classic? Probably not. A very cool old car that will draw a crowd wherever its parked? You bet. Lighten up, sir.

      • Let’s give credit where credit is due. This is a fine example of a car lovers idea of a custom car. We need to praise the person doing the work and forget about the brand. In my opinion this is a very neat car. Yes, it is a Chevrolet.


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