No. 117: Look! In That Arizona Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s ….

…a 1948 Chevy Fleetline. See the fancy chrome strips along that absurdly long front fender? The four doors? Those details identify this as the Sportmaster, Chevrolet’s top-of-the-line family sedan. Powered by an inline six, with three on the column, the Fleetline series was an interstate mainstay until 1955. That’s when the Tri-Five line of cars debuted, and a topic for another time.

This ponderous machine once prowled the pavement in Minnesota. It’s now rolled to a stop at Knutson’s Auto Sales/Towing & Recovery. Gila Bend, Ariz., 1,850 miles west of Atlanta.

(Photos by Senior Junkyard Correspondent Harold “Tex” Colson)

Published by oldcarguy

Sisyphus in a fedora.

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