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28.48 Chevrolet Country Club Coupe

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28.48 Chevrolet Country Club Coupe
$19,950 Get your "WOODY ON" with this stunning 1948 Chevrolet Country Club Coupe. The Chevrolet factory authorized Chevrolet dealers to offer wood trim as an accessory called “Country Club� package to compete against Ford Sportsman or the Chrysler Town and Country. That package was produced by Engineered Enterprises and cost $149.50. The Country Club Coupe was the rarest Chevrolet produced in 1948. It was available for the Fleetline Aerosedan and the Fleetmaster. The kit included an ash door and rear fender framework with red mahogany inserts and stainless steel screws. Once installed, a regular steel coupe or convertible looked very much like a woody, but without the structural issues that made wood cars much harder to maintain. Sources state that in the era, only a few Chevrolets were so equipped. Some estimates put the number at fewer than 100. But at just under $150, it was an expensive cosmetic add-on for an otherwise lower-priced car. It’s no wonder only a handful were delivered. There are several suppliers of newly manufactured kits with prices in the $1,500–$2,000 range, but the reproduction kits also use Di-Noc inserts instead of real mahogany and ash pieces. This 1948 California car is a rare 2-door Country Club Coupe, top-of-the-line Fleetmaster woody (protected with several coats of Epiphanes varnish, the same stuff used on antique Chris Craft runabouts.) Exterior paint is in the factory Oxford Maroon (code 375) that was the original paint color as indicated on the vin tag. The gorgeous finish is very glossy and shows very well. Interior seats, headliner, visor is done in beige corduroy cloth interior in like new condition. The wheel received the Argent Silver paint stripe option from the factory. Rebuilt stock 1948 216 cubic inch inline 6-cylinder with 3-speed on the tree transmission. The engine and tranny are strong. Full factory gauges for better engine monitoring work perfectly and are lit when the ignition is turned on. The speedometer is accurate and the odometer work showing 72,250 miles that I believe are original miles. Dome light, windup clock that keeps great time (if you remember to wind it up when you get in the car) and cigarette lighter are all functioning as they should. The car is equipped with the optional heater and fan and they work very well. This very reliable car with a new 6 volts battery, starts every time and runs all day at 180 degrees even in the hottest summer days. It is not unusual for me to take my family for 50 miles trip on the weekend. Rare find with original owner's manual. Front and rear bumper have been re-chromed and are in like new condition. The original stainless is in very good condition. The chromed door handles, wiper mounts and trunk hinges are original and show some pitting but are in serviceable condition. I believe these items add character to the car. Next owner can easily find replacements on Chev’s of the 40’s or the Filing Station. Excellent period correct whitewall tires with cool factory silver pinstriped rims including spare. All wheels have new Chevy hubcaps with beauty rings. Original hubcaps are in the trunk. This car won many trophies: Best of Show, Best of Class, etc.. Original car with fresh paint and period correct interior. Always garaged, maintained and pampered. Recent maintenance 2020: All fluid changed, (engine, transmission, radiator, rear differential, brake fluid) Oil and filter 10W30 Transmission fluid change 90 W Rear differential 75W140 Brake fluid DOT3 Air filter Spark plugs cleaned and gap adjusted to 0.040 New brakes all around with new shoes, wheel cylinders, springs and clips, new master cylinder and brake lines and brake hoses) New kingpins New front bearings New 6 volts battery If you are familiar with the 216 ci engine, you’ll know it is a wonderful engine that will run forever if well maintained. Keep in mind, this is a 73 year old original car that drives, handles and stop like it did in 1948. After we moved from California to the country in 2018, I really enjoyed taking the car on the country back roads enjoying the scenery at 45 to 50 mph and imagining the first owner doing the same in 1948… $19,950
Posted on April 8, 2021