Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Coupe
Coachwork by Fisher – Rally Ready.
A rare opportunity to own a fully specified, ready to rally Chevrolet in superb rebuilt condition. The previous owner (a veteran Peking to Paris entrant) has spent in excess of £160,000 with Rally Preparation Services (RPS) to make this car a true contender. With works completed a couple of years ago, only test miles driven, never used as a rally car. Fully road legal with the usual V5 registration document etc.
All bills included in history file, confirms this Chevrolet has been completed to the highest of standards, the full specification and extent of works is too long to list but does include:
5 speed manual – floor shift.
RPS hand crafted wiring loom.
Uprated start motor.
Complete engine and gearbox overhaul.
Complete bodyshell restoration.
Underseal floors, sound deadening inside.
Uprated front and rear suspension.
Cockpit vision tachometer and speedometer.
90 litre + 60 litre fuel tanks with separate gauges.
Oil pressure gauge.
Water temperature gauge.
Fenton manifolds and twin carbs.
Complete hydraulic brake overhaul, with new master cylinder, re-lining and drums.
Uprated air filters.
Silver top pump competition kit, including inline filters.
Avanti 18” rally map light.
Monit rally trip meter.
Corbeau leather bucket seats.
TRS 4-point harness seatbelts.
American’s best selling motor manufacturer at the time, Chevrolet re-organised its line up for 1949, rationalising the range into two Series Special (basic) and Deluxe – both of which featured Styleline (notchback) and Fleetline (fastback) body styles. This distinction would last until the end of the 1952 season when the fastback model was dropped altogether along with the ‘Styleline’ name. Chevrolets sole power unit at this time was the famous ‘stovebolt’ 216.5ci (3,549cc) overhead-valve six. The latter had continued unchanged for many years prior to the introduction of GM’s Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission in 1951, when a 235.5ci (3.9 litre) version became available.
Viewing of this car and RPS (Rally Preparation Services) build documents is highly recommended.
A fabulous opportunity for someone wishing to take part in the famous Peking to Paris endurance rally, of course it would also be suitable for many other events too.
Offered for sale today at £100,000 less than its build cost! And not yet rallied.