1947 Chevrolet Fleetline 2-Door                                                   Le Mars, IA,Chevrolet,Schwanke Engines, LLC- Schwanke Engines LLC

1947 Chevrolet Fleetline 2-Door Le Mars, IA

Original MN car, any major rust areas have been fixed, older restoration about 20 years ago. Interior was all redone at that time. Rear fenders were molded into body, car recently went through major suspension and handling changes the winter of 2014.

Body is in pretty good shape for its age. The rear fender to body is cracking and needs to be touched up. Few dings and scratches in the paint, but is very good driver quality. 18” chrome wheels with excellent rubber.
New disc brakes in front, rebuilt rear drums, new under-floor power brake unit with dual master cylinder. All new brake lines and proportioning valves. Working E-brake.
Machined upper control arms to accept a gas shock and discontinued knee action shocks. Cut one coil from front coil springs, installed rear shock mounting bar and new gas shocks. New sway bar end links. Power rack and pinion. The front has been lowered 4 1/2" and the rear 4".  
235 inline 6 cylinder. 85,000 original miles, Speedway split headers. Power steering and alternator. Installed 4-speed S10 transmission with floor shifter. 1976 Camaro posi rear end 2.42 gears, custom built drive shaft. New true dual 2”exhaust with Thrush mufflers.
Interior is a 9 out of 10 beautiful two-toned, all was re-done when car was restored. Gauges were restored if needed. New Dolphin speedo and tach. GM style tilt column with new leather wrapped steering wheel. All windows and vents open and close easily. Some of the glass is clouding on the edges.
After all the suspension and braking upgrades, we have put over 2,000 miles on the car and it now gets 21.6 mpg. It now cruises at 60 mph at 2000 RPMs. It’s not a powerhouse, but an excellent cruiser. It could easily have a V8 swapped in if you chose to go that route. Car runs, drives, steers, and brakes excellent. There are a few kids bicycle chips on left rear fender and very minor cracking on the rear lower fenders, right next to bumper. 


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