1947 Chevrolet Fleetline Aero Sedan
This highly modified 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline is one cool custom and has a ton of cool features. The car is truly a old school street rod because it has been on the road since 1978. It was first started in 1975 at various shops throughout California and by 1985 most of the body modifications you see today were in place. It has since been redone a few times, most recently in 2004/ At that time it was fully disassembled and stripped down to bare metal. .....
The car has an extremely cool look and stands out wherever it goes. It really has that California vibe and is a true California custom. We will try to give you as much details as possible but this thing has so much going on we are sure something will get left out. The B pillars have been radiused and as well as the doors and trunk. That work along with the removal of the drip rail was done by Gene Winfield who is up there with George Barris when it comes to customizing cars. G&R Kustoms in Marysville, California did the hood scoops, sunken atenna, the molded/extended rear fenders and the 51 Mercury hood peak. The hood has also been louvered and has custom hood scoops. The cowl vent has been filled. In the back the car has custom frenched 1960 Chevrolet Pickup LED tail lights and up front the headlights are molded in. The license plate is also frenched and it has a custom rolled rear pan. The car has had 4 paint jobs throughout its life and the current one was completed in Sparks, Nevada. The Blue is stunning and really pops out in the sun. The flames were laid down by Eric Collins of Final Finish and he also stripped the car of the old paint. The flames along with the pinstriping are under 5 coats of high solid clear. The V butte windshield is new and all of glass is in great shape. The car is shaved of any door handles so the doors are remotely operated. The bumpers are extremely cool and constructed out of exhaust pipes. It has a great stance with a slight rake and rides around on chrome US Wheels with Baby moons. The Diamond Back White wall tires look perfect on the car and are brand new.
Under the hood is a 1967 327 V8 Corvette motor with Bowtie heads and 10:1 compression. Check out the table below to get a compete break down of the motor. The car has 31,350 miles on it since the last rebuild which included the drivetrain. Paired with the engine is a Turbo 350 automatic transmission with 2400 stall torque converter, B&M shift kit and new trans cooler. The front clip is out of a 1972 Nova and incorporates power disc brakes. All of the suspension components are from a 72 Nova as well as the chassis and rear differential with 2.78 gears. The front spindles have been dropped 2 inches but the stock spindles also come with the car. The car has air shocks in the back and custom made shock mounts. The electrical system is functioning properly and utilizes a 18 circuit Haywire kit. The fuel tank holds 26 gallons and is stainless steel vented. It is filled through a 75 Camaro gas door on the rear fender. It gets about 24MPG on the highway and is a great driver. It was built to be driven and is a turn key car you can take anywhere.
The interior is just as cool and custom as the rest. It is done in a combination of Blue, Orange and Grey. The front bucket seats are out of a 89 Ford Probe and are adjustable. It has seat belts throughout for 5 people. The dash features custom flame inserts that were really well done. The Bitchin Dash is painted in an Orange with heavy metal flake that suits the car perfectly. It is topped with new white faced Autometer gauges, Vintage AC/Heat, and DVD/CD/AM/FM player. The AC has just been fully serviced and works great. In front of the driver is a new tilt column topped with a Lecarra leather wrapped steering wheel. other cool custom features include the bowtie rear view mirror, bowtie LED 3rd brake light and a backup camera.
The car is a proven winner and has won numerous awards dating back to the 90's. This includes many best of show and best paint awards. It has passed a NSRA 23 safety inspection and falls into the ISCA full custom sedan class due to the number of body modifications. It was even used in a Barrett Jackson commercial for Hot August Nights in 2015! You will also note the dash has been signed by Dave Kindig a well known car builder and host of the television show Bitchin' Rides.
From front to rear this car is a well built work of art. You see a lot of customs like this that aren't ideal drivers but that is not the case here. It is great to see a well built car that runs great AND has the Cali custom look.
You couldn't come close to building for only $38,950.00!