Vin Car Pic: 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster pace car

The first Chevrolet to pace the Indy 500 was a 1948 convertible. The Fleetmaster had a model-year run from 1946, 1947 and 1948 and included the Fleetline sub-series which was offered only in two-door and four-door fastback body styles. According to an entry in Wikipedia, the Fleetmaster replaced the “prewar” Chevrolet Special Deluxe and was powered by a 216.5 cubic inch (3.5-liter) straight-six engine driving through a three-speed manual transmission. It was offered in two-door Town Sedan, four-door Sport Sedan, two-door Sports Coupe, two-door convertible and four-door station wagon models.

The Fleetline sub-series featured fastback styling and additional triple moldings on all fenders.

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