No. 143: A Fleeting Moment Before the War

The Chevrolet Fleetline bowed in 1941 … just in time for Chevy executives to shelve the automaker’s family-car-for-all and turn their attention to making tanks. Plans for a roomy, inline-6-powered car with three speeds on the column languished until the end of World War II. By 1947, Chevrolet was going full-tilt making an array of different model cars and trucks.

In 1948, it built this Fleetline. The machine had fenders that began in one ZIP code and ended in another. Note those fancy chrome strips!

Rock Hall, Md., 730 miles northeast of Atlanta.

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

Published by oldcarguy

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