Windowless Roadster: 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Chopped Street Machine – Sold!
Chopping the top on a vehicle is a lesson in geometry and bodywork skills best left to only the most experienced. Converting a coupe to a chopped roadster such as the 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster featured on Craigslist in Lyndhurst, New Jersey takes it even further. The current caretaker (and we assume builder) is currently offering his street machine for $21,000. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for a two-door sedan we believe this Fleetmaster started out as for a proxy, the seller currently has his car priced $1,600 less than the #1 “Concours” appraisal of a completely stock example.
We like the look and the color combination of this chopped roadster. We note that in addition to the chipped paint section the seller documented, the custom wheels appear to be different front and rear. We’re calling this a roadster as there doesn’t appear to be any accommodations made for side windows during the top chop/convertible conversion process. With its 350 cubic-inch small block V8 and automatic powertrain, this Fleetmaster will likely get you many thumbs up from admiring onlookers as you cruise around on nice days. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Selling my 48 Chevy Fleetmaster, Automatic with a 350 small block engine and lots of chrome. Has cherry bombs mufflers. New wire harness, car was chopped and done correctly. Asking for $21,000 or Best Offer. Please contact me at show contact info Carlos. Thanks for looking.“
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