1948 Chevrolet Sedanette Restomod,350 CID V-8 engine with dual exhausts

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  • Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Sedanette Restomod
  • Year: 1948
  • Mileage: 48,009
  • VIN: 3FJF13069
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 350 CID V-8 engine with dual exhausts and electric
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown/Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Chevrolet Other 1948 Description

1948 Chevrolet Sedanette Restomod Description

1948 Chevrolet Sedanette Restomod

Extensive nut-and-bolt restoration and upgrades 350 CID V-8 engine with dual exhausts and electric cut-offs (switch between quiet and loud) Two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission with later-model, beefed-up differential Black exterior and brown/black interior Red wheels with wide whitewall radial tires Converted to power, four-wheel disc brakes Spotlight on driver’s side; period interior features include compass, rubberized fan and tissue dispenser Auto Meter ancillary gauges Trunk opens via electric popper

A return to postwar greatness, accentuated by a modern engine and the old adage, “There’s no substitute for cubic inches.” MotoeXotica Classic Cars is happy to present this fully restored and upgraded 1948 Chevrolet Sedanette Restomod.

This black beauty features a GM 350 CID V-8 under it’s domed hood linked to a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission and features dual exhausts with electric cut-offs. With the flip of a switch, you can alternate between using the full exhaust system to avoid a citation for disturbing the peace while in town and enjoying the full-throated sounds of the engine’s song on the open road as the exhaust exits just downstream of the headers. The paint is deep, lustrous and thickly applied. The glass panels are in great shape, haze-free and intact. The vehicle’s lights are clear, crack-free and look good. The car is shod with wide whitewall radial tires, 205/75R14 in front and 225/75R15 in rear surrounding red steel wheels topped by full Chevy moon hubcaps.

All of the body panels are straight the bumpers, which are painted body color, look great and the engine bay is very tidy. The car wears the face of a 1947 Sedanette, however, as there’s no vertical bar in the center of the grille, which would mark the car as a 1948, it is titled as a ’48. The trunk opens via electric popper and there is a spotlight on the driver’s side A-pillar, which gives the car an extra touch of Dick Tracy.

Inside, the car sports a new and professionally-installed interior that looks rich and is a striking brown/black. The seats look great, as do the carpet, headliner and complimentary metal instrument panel. Period elements include a tissue dispenser mounted beneath the glovebox, a compass mounted to the upper windshield frame and a rubberized fan attached to the center windshield post to keep the driver cool. The three-spoke steering wheel and shifter are in good shape and the door panels are in good order and match the seats. Completing the interior look are Auto Meter ancillary gauges and a factory AM radio.

The Chevrolet Fleetmaster is an automobile which was produced by Chevrolet in the United States for the 1946, 1947 and 1948 model years. The Fleetmaster series included the Fleetline sub-series which was offered only in 2-door and 4-door “fastback” bodystyles.

The Series DK Fleetmaster was introduced as the top trim level model in the 1946 Chevrolet range, along with the lower level Series DJ Chevrolet Stylemaster. The Fleetmaster, which replaced the “prewar” Chevrolet Special Deluxe, was powered by a 216.5 CID straight-six engine driving through a three-speed manual transmission. It was offered in two-door Town Sedan, four-door Sport Sedan, two-door Sports Coupe, two-door Convertible and four-door Station Wagon models. A Fleetline sub-series was available as the two-door Aero Sedan and four-door Sport Master Sedan, both of which featured “fastback” styling and additional triple moldings on all fenders.

The 1948 Series 2100 FK Fleetmaster was again little changed from the previous year. There were no significant body alterations, however the radiator grille featured a vertical center bar.

1948 total U.S. production:

Fleetline Aerosedan – two-door 211,861 Fleetline Sportmaster – four-door sedan 64,217

The exterior sported smooth curves, and chrome and stainless trim. In the earlier models, the rear bumper had an optional center bumper guard that had to be ratcheted out of the way so the trunk cover could be lifted. Front and rear bumpers had optional chrome “tips”, a dress-up item that bolted to the ends of the stock bumper. Not a Chevrolet option but a popular after market feature was a large external sunshade that protected the driver from glare off of the metal dash board.

The interior had cloth bench seats, and a metal dash, sometimes with a simulated burled woodgrain. The radio was a simple mono vacuum tube type radio with integrated speaker. An ash tray was located in the right side of the dash, close to the clock. Depending upon the year, there were both choke and throttle cables on the dash.. On the right side, was the choke lever. In the earlier years, the clock was integrated into the glove compartment door and was of a manual-wind seven-day type. Also, this revised dash had two round pods for the speedometer and the other gauges.

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 48,009 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear title.

VIN: 3FJF13069

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