1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe Sedan
The 1951 Chevrolet Styleline and Fleetline looked softer and
rounder, though little changed in overall contour. The softer and
rounder look was credited to a smooth new "Fashion-Front" grille
and integrated "Reflector-Guard" taillights. Parking lights moved
to the outer edges of the grille molding to yield a wider, more
For consignment we present this very nice example of the 1951
Chevrolet Fleetline deluxe 4 door. Dinah Shore was singing the
praises on her TV show of "See the USA in your Chevrolet" and this
4-door version was rolling along Americas 2 lane highways. A very
clean rust-free example showing what 1951 could do with automobile
Very nicely preserved Fathom Green paint covers the straight
rust-free exterior panels which present in the fully curved design.
A bulbous hood topped with a Rocket-Jet hood adornment is framed
below with a 3-tiered chromed grille. The first tier sports the
Chevrolet badging in script form, slightly worn, the second is the
turn signal and parking light bar, and the third the bumper. All
these are nicely polished and show little fading, dimpling or
faults. On the sides are trim spears in stainless that jet their
way rearward to the bumped out rear fender and quarter panel. A
shiny stainless rocker trim and a large curved fender protector and
trim are seen as we move to the back. Up above A, B and C pillars
have some surrounding chrome trim and a band runs around the entire
roofline completely encircling the roof at the bottom. Integrated
reflector guard taillights frame the sides of a bulbous trunk
sporting plenty of room. A nice rear bumper brings up the bottom of
the rear of this automobile. Embossed bowtie dog dish wheel covers
are in the center of body matching green steel wheels wrapped by
wide white bias ply all around. In the trunk is an additional set
go blue bowtie painted covers and a spare in excellent condition. A
few faults to note, those being some scratches on the hood (similar
to a "keying"), and on the driver's rear quarter, a too close
encounter with the side of the garage.
Original broadcloth stitched felt in cream color bordered by chrome
trim and gray vinyl bottoms make up the door panels. Pinstriped
gray lines on an off-white field are the seat and half the back for
the dual benches. An upper area of gray broadcloth covers the tops
of the seats which are bordered with gray piping. Faded gray but
still nicely preserved floods the floors below these benches.
Upfront is the original dash, which is in light and dark gray, has
dual circular instruments in front of the column, a vertical
chromed ribbed center, and plenty of creme bakelite knobs and
levers. Some spotting consistent with early signs of possible mold
on the paint of this dash. The headliner is near perfect nice and
A very clean engine bay greets the viewer upon opening the massive
hood. Here the standard Chevy Inline 6 cylinder 216 ci engine with
a 1-barrel carburetor resides along with a 3-speed manual
transmission to back it up. 4.11 is the ratio for the rear axle.
Overall showing nicely under the hood with mostly black painted
surfaces and some nice aged patina.
Presenting unbelievably clean... almost showroom, with no road dirt
on the floorpans, and just slight surface rust on the rockers and
some free parts. The floorpans appear nearly as new and may very
well be, but either way just wonderfully shown. Independent coil
sprung front suspension is on and leaf springs for the rear. Noted
are the "Jumbo Drum"brakes all around which as advertised are
supposedly needing 25% less pedal push to obtain the same stopping
power as a previous design.
This car cranks but will not start.
A beautiful example exterior, interior, and undercarriage, it will
require some wrenching on the engine to get her going, and it may
be as simple as a fresh tank of gas and a carb cleaning. A solid
car, with some nifty features, plenty of chrome, and straight steel
rust free panels. Beautiful fathom green paint finishes this
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
Please note, this vehicle does not come with a battery.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.