1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Sedan Delivery
A Rare and Beautifully Restored Stylemaster Sedan Delivery!
|Condition||Used Clear Title|
|Transmission||3 Spd Manual|
|Drivetrain||Rear Wheel Drive|
During the late 1940s' the well-designed Chevrolets were largely unchanged mostly in part to our national effort in WWII. This focus allowed Chevrolet to use much of its prewar tooling in cars and trucks of this period. This nicely restored 1948 example is the uncommon Stylemaster Sedan Delivery, a spacious, panel-sided wagon with large single rear door at the back of its Fisher-built body. A benefit of the spacious body design allowed extra space for tools and parts. The Stylemaster Sedan quickly became a favorite vehicle for mobile repairs as well as product deliveries. Although designed as a work vehicle, the importance of styling was still paramount in this period and Chevrolet offered up long and graceful sweeping front fenders that pushed the car towards the styling that the 1950s would bring, while retaining the bulbous and efficient rear cabin. There is no shortage of chrome styling elements on this platform and it sparkles as when new. This example is a recipient of a full restoration that has returned it to "like new" condition. Finished in gleaming "Mayland Black", it is dressed with chrome hubcaps, trim rings and wide whitewall tires and also came equipped with bumper guards, grille guard, heater and defroster. Red pinstripes add a subtle touch of understated style. The "Thriftmaster" straight 6-cylinder engine produces 90 horsepower from its 217-cubic inch displacement. A column-shift three-speed manual transmission puts the truck in motion. The two factory seats are black and, as a delivery vehicle, there is nothing behind them except for a cavernous and endlessly usable storage area that has thick gray carpet on the floor, panel walls and a defined headliner. The dashboard is well-detailed to go along with the strong overall presence. This sleek sedan delivery was sold new at Sloate Chevrolet Co., Inc. of Hartford, CT and in recent years has been a special part of the Hendrick Heritage Center Collection. Proudly displayed at the 2015 Hilton Head Island Concours d' Elegance the Stylemaster garnered a "People's Choice" ribbon. Whether it is used as an uncommon alternative to touring with plenty of room, or rolling into a local car show, the Sedan Delivery almost always generates many stories that are recalled from past experiences and the vehicle's novelty of design.
Stock Number: HC8080
Miles: 56,925 miles showing on the odometer (this vehicle will be sold as mileage EXEMPT)
Engine: Period Correct 217 CI Straight 6-Cylinder
Engine Block Number: 3835253
Engine Stamp Pad: FAM36I4
Transmission: 3-Speed Manual
Trim Tag Info: 48-1271 (1948 Stylemaster Fisher Body Style #), T (Tarrytown, NY), 13 (13th Vehicle Produced), Trim 137 (Blue-Black Imitation Leather), Paint 376 (Mayland Black)
Items Included with the Car: Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance Red Ribbon, Copy of Original Car Invoice from 1948
Condition Code: (2) * (see condition code chart for explanation of category codes 1-5)
Warranty: This vehicle is being sold AS-IS
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*Condition Code Chart:
- Excellent: Show car, freshly restored to like-new or better condition, also could be a very low-mileage excellent condition survivor or late-model vehicle
- Great: Older frame-off or very nice frame-on restoration, could be a low-mileage great condition survivor or late-model vehicle, the nicest condition car most people would feel comfortable driving to shows or for special occasions
- Good: Driver quality, at first glance a car that appears to be in great condition, a closer inspection will reveal minor flaws in the paint and interior, the undercarriage and engine bay normally looks unrestored. These cars are mechanically sound, fully functional, and are normally enjoyed on the weekends and for special occasions in good weather.
- Fair: A car that starts up and runs but is in need some mechanical and cosmetic work in order to be enjoyed on a regular basis
- Poor: Restoration project, a car that needs to be totally restored
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