Fleetline Aerosedan Fastback with rare Country Club Trim
216 6 cyl
3 spd Manual
CHASSIS NO: FAA155
Rare Country Club trim option Appealing streamlined design Ready to be enjoyed in a collection or on the road
216 cid six-cylinder engine, 83 HP, three-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes, rear-wheel drive; wheelbase: 116
First popularized in the 1940s, fastback coupes became all the rage when automobile production resumed after a victorious 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 Aerosedan 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. The Aerodsedan was 27% of total Chevrolet production in 1948, a low number. Unique to the Aerosedan was the optional dealer-installed Country Club wood trim. Manufactured by Engineered Enterprises of Detroit, this was a rare option to see out and about on the street.
This 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Country Club Aerosedan Fastback is finished in its correct navy blue on the hood, fenders, and roof, along with correct ash and mahogany wood panels. The dealer-installed Country Club wood trim presents quite well and offers a nice touch to the streamlined design. Its roof is lower than other Fleetline models of the day and comes with a split front windshield and louvered rear window shade. The body sits on wide whitewall tires that come with Chevrolet dog dish hubcaps.
The cabin features tan cloth upholstery on the front and rear bench seats with a color-matched headliner, door and side panel trim. The comfortable cabin comes with multiple amenities including an analog clock, AM radio, grab handles, a dome light, and roll-up windows for all occupants. Instruments on the dash include gas, temperature, battery voltage, oil pressure, and a 100-mph speedometer. A classy ride thanks to its streamlined design and dealer-installed Country Club package, this Aerosedan will easily fit in with any pre- or post-war collection.