|1949 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Convertible
1949 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Convertible
Chevrolet's first postwar revision was the 1949 Styleline. Here is a very nicely restored and updated Deluxe Convertible. Receiving a body off restoration circa 1987-1988 and many updates since then, this nice electric power top convertible shows extremely well and drives even better.
Updates include the fitment of a fully rebuilt 235 replacing the problematic 216 CI inline six, a 12 volt battery system and alternator, front disc brakes with dual master mounted under-floor, Bendix rear drums, ¾" drop spindles and new coil springs. The radio is internally updated to AM/FM stereo with iPod connect and 45 watt speakers in a period unit. (The original tube unit is included with the car.) The Deluxe oil bath air cleaner with anti-flame resister is updated to internally take a paper filter. Radiator is upgraded, all hydraulic lines replaced, and an electric fuel pump is hidden to provide a priming system. New carpet, floor mats and fully redone seats and door panels and a new cloth top with glass rear window was fitted. A 355 rear end ratio diff is fitted to the as original torque tube closed driveshaft. This Deluxe maintains its "three on the tree" manual transmission
This Chevy drives wonderfully everything works including the power top, and the car is fitted with the then optional turn signals. The engine is smooth, clutch excellent and tires and brakes basically new. Original side skirts and top cover are with the car but not shown in the photos. Paint work is excellent and there are hard copy photos documenting its body off paint work. Chassis is very nice, no rust, very clean and nicely done when restored but is not concourse clean as this car has been driven. Chrome is very good to excellent excepting two sections of the lower grill which have only minor pitting. Glass is excellent. Keys and locks are operation. Trunk is tidy too. Interior is absolutely stunning.
This lovely Chevy would make an ideal summer tour Convertible reliable for long drives, and when called upon would make a nice show car at local concourse. This is a private party consignment car for sale by Driveline.
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