2020 Shannons Autumn Timed Online Auction
Lot
69

1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Sedan Delivery ( LHD)

$45,000-$50,000

Wednesday 3 June 8.07pm AEST*

Melbourne

Specifications

Engine 216ci six-cylinder
Gearbox Three-speed manual
Engine No. 0409724
Chassis No. 6FJD4425
Body Work Sedan Delivery
Colour Lake Como Green
Interior Black
Trim Cloth
Wheels Steel with hubcaps
Brakes Drum/drum

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Description

The Chevrolet Stylemaster was produced in the United States from 1946 to 1948 and available in two-door sedan, coupe and sedan delivery bodies, and as a four-door sedan. It was also made as a two-door coupe utility in Australia only. The American DJ Stylemaster of 1946 was essentially an updated 1942 Chevrolet Master Deluxe powered by a 216.5 cu in (3.5 litre) straight-six engine driving through a three-speed manual transmission. The 1947 Series 1500 EJ Stylemaster was little changed from its predecessor, the most notable visual difference being a new radiator grille with a more horizontal theme. The 1948 Series 1500 FJ Stylemaster was again virtually unchanged from the previous year, though this time the grille featured a vertical bar design. A Club Coupe was also now offered, replacing the five-passenger Coupe of 1947. For the 1949 model year the Stylemaster was replaced by the 1500 GJ Series Chevrolet Special, offered in Styleline and Fleetline sub-series.

History

  • Custom 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Sedan Delivery
  • USA-built
  • Stunning Lake Como Green with pearlescent pin striping
  • Stock body with custom accessories
  • Unique ride
This USA-built customised 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Sedan Delivery is a stunner. It’s beautifully presented in Lake Como Green with pearlescent stripes down the flanks and pin striping across the extensive sedan delivery sheet metal. It’s all in great condition and looks brilliant, especially with its steel wheels with original hubcaps, and airbag rear suspension giving it an adjustable stance. Inside it wears its original wood-trimmed dash and instruments, original steering column and steering wheel, and floor shifter for the three-speed manual. The front bench seat is trimmed in dark brown cloth, with black cloth lining the roof and cargo area sides. Custom touches to the otherwise standard bodywork include headlight hoods, metal sunvisor, peek-a-boo wind deflectors, dual chrome exhausts and a polished timber cargo deck. Recent work has included a top-end rebuild of the 216ci six-cylinder engine, a new clutch and ring gear, a new battery and a fresh set of whitewall tyres. Coming complete with its Import Papers from just 12 months ago and a large pack of receipts from the USA, this is a street machine with real presence and almost guaranteed uniqueness on Australia’s roads. Our stunning 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Sedan Delivery is being offered for sale here unregistered.
 
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