The majority of resto-modded classic cars we come across these days are based on muscle cars that already had performance credentials, like the Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette, for example. We here at GM Authority can appreciate originality, however, which is exactly why this 1950 Chevrolet Fleetmaster caught our eye while recently perusing Barrett-Jackson’s website.
The custom 1950 Chevrolet Fleetmaster, which is heading to auction at Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming 2020 Fall Auction, is the culmination of three years of hard work by Southern California-based shop Denny’s Bowtie Restorations. The shop started out by pulling the Fleetmaster coupe body off of the chassis and giving the ladder frame underpinnings a complete overhaul, welding in new crossmembers and throwing on tubular A-arms, Wilwood lower spindles, power rack-and-pinion steering and QA1 two-way adjustable coil-overs. Out back, this rust-free Fleetmaster’s chassis also received a set of parabolic lowering springs with custom-made shackles and shocks.
Why did this Chevrolet Fleetmaster need such a beefed-up chassis, one may ask? Well, under the hood sits a 383 cubic-inch stroker V8 with a Holley Sniper 750 fuel injection system, a fuel pump pulled from a modern Chevrolet Corvette (the listing did not say which generation) and a 2-1/2-inch mandrel-drawn exhaust with Flowmaster tips. It’s not clear how much power this motor makes, but it’s safe to say that it’s producing a good deal more than the stock Fleetmaster chassis was ever intended to handle.
Other notable features on this Chevrolet Fleetmaster include the 17-inch U.S. Mags wheels, Wilwood disc brakes, PPG Granite Gray exterior color and one-piece windshield. The interior has also been completely redone with red leather upholstery, a modern-day digital display screen, a billet aluminum steering wheel, bucket seats, billet pedals and more.
Check out the listing for this no-expenses-spared custom Chevrolet Fleetmaster at this link for more info and to see some more photos.