Chopped Chariot: 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Kustom – NOW $32,000

by | Apr 2022 | Classifinds, Free For All Friday

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April 26, 2022 Update – The seller just lowered their asking price from $36,000 to $32,000 on their custom creation.

Molded-in 1955 Desoto grille. 1955 Plymouth quarter panels. A correctly proportioned “4/6” chop with completed windows and trim. All this metalwork and more powered by a modern 2003 LS 5.3 Liter V8 upgraded with a Corvette intake, fuel injectors, and oil pan.  This heavily modified 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline currently listed here on Craigslist in Waterford, Connecticut (New London) is the modern interpretation of the classic Kustom movement.  The seller’s highly detailed description combined with several excellent Hero shots leaves no doubt about the quality of this build.

Currently offered for $32,000 (the original ask was $36,000), comparing that price against the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask is above this guide’s #1″Excellent” estimate of $29,400 for a stock example.  Considering the amount of fabrication and people who reportedly worked on this creation, the $36,000 ask is likely a bargain versus trying to replicate this car on your own.

If you want to read all about what went into the chop of this Kustom, the seller and builder documented it here on the jalopyjournal forum.

The Jim Knudson YouTube channel features this detailed, four-hour video of what it takes to chop a late 1940’s/early 1950s GM fastback:


If you are serious about buying this 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Kustom, you can start the conversation by emailing the seller.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw his Kustom featured here on Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s detailed description:

“1950 Chevrolet Fleetline. Car is a full kustom. Well documented HAMB chop car, I have over 100 photos of this car being chopped & customized by some greats. Chopped 4/6 the right way, frenched, shaved, ’55 Desoto grill molded in, nose has been stretched 10″, ’55 Plymouth quarter panels, custom front and rear splash pans, extensive metal work throughout the whole car. (80k mile) 2003 LS 5.3 w/corvette intake, fuel injectors/rail & oil pan. Dirty Dingo engine mount kit & custom built engine harness with matched 4l60e trans running a Lokar floor shifter. Trans has all new shift solenoids. 8.5″ 10-bolt rear axle. Has a nice tune done by Speed Inc. out of Addison, IL. Runs, drives & stops beautiful. Car is pretty quick and will break the tires free in 2nd gear when hammering on it.”

Chassis Engineering MII front crossmember, manual rack & pinion, power disk brakes, tubular control arms. Chassis Engineering rear leaf spring kit. Monster C-notch. Poly gas tank, MSD inline fuel pump & corvette style regulator, Earls & Big End AN fittings throughout. Aeroquip push lock hose, custom built driveshaft with 1350 u-joints. Dual custom exhaust. Autometer GS electric gauges, Oldsmobile 1-piece front windshield. Has new car side wiring harness throughout.

All glass is cut, installed & functioning, all garnish moldings have been cut down, welde/painted/installed. Has (5) seat belts installed, 2 front/3 rear. Electric door poppers installed using the door push buttons as the trigger to open (really nice touch), bearclaw latches, brand new rear window seal & rocker panel trim clips from Chevsofthe40s. 1959 Belair steering column, custom made dash using 1951 Ford shoebox cluster with 49/50 parts. Car has no rust.

Trunk does need to be finished out, needs sheet metal and trunk latch fabbed up. Has framework done for sheet metal to be put in place.

Complete custom interior (was $7k), extremely nice and comfortable for long hauls.

Check out this link, lots of metal work into car. This is the car. Well documented on this web site.

Clean title in my name.

Ex: lead slead, mercury, chopped, top, custom

Show or go: what would you do with this 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Kustom? Please comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Ernest Valtri

    very cool


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