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For Sale: 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline in Seal Beach, California

Vehicle Description

1951 CHEVY FLEETLINE

CUSTOM BUILT "KUSTOMS OF AMERICA" GEORGE BARRIS SHOW CAR.

GORGEOUS CUSTOM KEMP STYLE CHOPPED LEAD SLED SHOW CAR! THIS IS A TRUE AMERICAN SHOWPIECE WITH ALL THE PROMENENCE BUILT BY THE MOST ICONIC CUSTOM CAR COMPANY IN HISTORY! A TRUE AMERICAN ICON!

AN OUTSTANDING CUSTOM BUILD THAT SPENT NEARLY ITS ENTIRE LIFE AS A MUSEUM SHOW PIECE.

POWERED BY A REBUILT 1989 350 CHEVY SMALL BLOCK BACKED BY A TH350 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. 

IF YOU WANT TO BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION AT EVERY SHOW LOOK NO FURTHER! THIS CAR WILL CERTAINLY TURN HEADS AND DRAW THE CROWDS EVERY TIME SHE IS OUT! 

AN OUTSTANDING ONE-OF-A-KIND BUILD BY "KUSTOMS OF AMERICA" WITH NO EXPENSE SPARED! THIS CAR WAS COMPLETED IN 1995 BY THE LEGENDARY "KUSTOMS OF AMERICA." A LITTLE HISTORY - "KUSTOMS OF AMERICA" WAS STARTED BY THE LEGENDARY KING OF CUSTOMS THE LATE GEORGE BARRIS IN THE 1940'S. GEORGE BARRIS BUILT SEVERAL FAMOUS CARS SUCH AS "KITT" FROM NIGHT RIDER, THE MUNSTERS COACH CAR, THE BATMOBILE, THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES TRUCK, THE "LIL RED WRECKER", THE MONKEEMOBILE, THE GREEN HORNET, AND MANY MORE.... GEORGE BARRIS WAS COMMISSOINED TO BUILD SEVERAL CUSTOM CARS OVER THE YEARS FOR CHARITY AND RAFFLES. GEORGE BARRIS TURNED KUSTOMS OF AMERICA OVER TO JIM PHIBBS IN FEBRUARY OF 1994. WITH THE BLESSING OF GEORGE, JIM WAS COMMISSIONED TO BUILD THIS CAR FOR A RAFFLE IN WHICH GEORGE BARRIS OVERSAW THE BUILD. UPON COMPLETION GEORGE BARRIS AUTOGRAPHED THE BACK DECK LID OF THE CAR AS A TOKEN OF HIS OVERSIGHT AND APPROVAL OF THE BUILD. THERE ARE SEVERAL PHOTOS OF JIM CHOPPING THE TOP AND DOING VARIOUS BODY MODIFICATIONS TO THE CAR WHICH ARE INCLUDED. THE WINNER OF THE RAFFLE WAS A FEMALE FROM CALIFORNIA. SHE HELD ON TO THE CAR FOR ABOUT A YEAR BEFORE DECIDING TO SELL. IT THEN WENT TO JIM BAYUS OF CANFIELD, OHIO WHO WAS AN AVID COLLECTOR AND CAR ENTHUSIAST. MR. BAYUS HAD THE CAR IN HIS PRIVATE MUSEUM WITH DOZENS OF OTHER CARS IN HIS COLLECTION FOR ALMOST 25 YEARS. IT WAS DRIVEN VERY SPARIGLY OVER THE YEARS AND PROPERLY STORED AND MAINTAINED IN HIS CLIMATE CONTROLLED MUSEUM UNTIL HIS RECENT PASSING. WE JUST RECENTLY ACQUIRED THE CAR AND A COMPLETE SERVICE AND ROAD TESTS WERE CONDUCTED. SHE RUNS LIKE A TOP AND IS READY FOR THE NEXT OWNER TO ENJOY! THIS ONE IS SURE TO BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF ANY SHOW! A FULL BUILD LOG WITH PICTURES IS INCLUDED WITH THE CAR. YOU WILL BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND ANOTHER CAR WITH THIS TYPE OF PROVENANCE!

SHE HAS A BEAUTIFUL CHOP, LOUVERED HOOD, FRENCHED LIGHTS, FRENCHED DUAL ANTANNAES, MOLDED FRONT END, DESOTO GRILL WITH MOLDED VALANCE, AND MANY MORE SUBTLE MODS.

SHE ALSO HAS A GORGEOUS AND BEAUTIFULY CRAFTED CUSTOM VINYL INTERIOR!

ELECTRIC DOOR AND TRUNK POPPERS.

POWER RACK AND PINION STEERING.

POWER BRAKES.

SEAT BELTS

POWER WINDOWS.

TILT STEERING COLUMN.

TRUE ATTENTION TO DETAIL WENT INTO THIS BUILD. YOU CAN TELL IT WAS DONE RIGHT BY THE TRUE LEADERS IN THE INDUSTRY.

COMPLETELY FINISHED, NEEDS NOTHING, AND READY TO ENJOY!

FINISHED IN A GORGEOUS BURGUNDY CUSTOM PAINT. THE PAINT SHOWS OUTSTANDING THROUGHOUT WITH MINIMAL BLEMISHING FROM ITS AGE. THE PAINT HAS A GORGEOUS LUSTER! THERE ARE SOME VERY SMALL BLEMISHES ON THE PASSENGER REAR QUARTER ABOVED THE TIRE. 

POWERED BY A REBUILT SMALL BLOCK CHEVY 350 CI MOTOR. NICELY DRESSED WITH JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF BLING SHE SITS IN A GORGEOUS AND VERY CLEAN ENGINE COMPARTMENT. 

TH350 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.

DUAL EXHAUST WITH FLOWMASTER MUFFLERS AND MEGAPHONE TIPS THAT GIVES THIS BEAST A BEAUTIFUL RUMBLE! DUMMY NON-FUNCTIONAL LAKE PIPES.

FULLY UPHOLSTERED AND CARPETED TRUNK WITH SPARE THAT SHOWS BEAUTIFULLY. 

GORGEOUS CUSTOM EMBROIDERED "KUSTOMS OF AMERICA" LOGOS THROUGHOUT WHICH BRAG ABOUT THE PROMENENCE OF THE CAR!

REAR HAS AIR SHOCKS THAT ARE CONTROLLED INSIDE BY A SWITCH WHICH OPERATES A MINI AIR COMPRESSOR IN THE TRUNK SO YOU CAN ADJUST RIDE HEIGHT / FIRMNESS WHILE DRIVING. I have not tested or used these.

 

Vehicle Details

  • 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline
  • Listing ID:CC-1542661
  • Price:$49,995 (OBO)
  • Location:Seal Beach, California
  • Year:1951
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Fleetline
  • Exterior Color:Purple
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:0
  • VIN:9JKH76967
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Engine Condition:Running
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