…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)