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1941, 1942 Chevrolet Fleetline

The 1941 Chevrolet Fleetline was introduced midway through the 1941 season as an upscale four-door sedan whose blind quarter panels and bustleback contour, together with a bold new grille, gave it a striking resemblance to the Buick Super.

The 1941 Chevrolet Fleetline was catalogued as a one-model Special Deluxe sub-series. Priced only $26 higher than the Special DeLuxe Sport Sedan, the 1941 Chevrolet Fleetline offered distinctive styling at nominal extra cost.

1942 Chevrolet Fleetline
The 1942 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerodsedan was the best-selling
 1942 Chevy. See more pictures of Chevrolets.


The same body was employed for some of the smaller Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles, and Buicks; but the Chevrolet version, the least expensive of the lot, was as handsome as any of them.

The 1942 Chevrolet Fleetline added a memorable two-door coupe body style called the Aerosedan. This allowed Chevy to match the 1941 line of sensational two-door fastbacks from Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, and Cadillac.

Priced at $880, just $35 higher than the Special DeLuxe five-passenger coupe, the 1942 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan proved to be Chevy's best-seller for 1942.

1942 Chevrolet Fleetline
Chevy was a year behind the other GM divisions
in getting a two-door fastback.

1941, 1942 Chevrolet Fleetline Facts

Model
Weight range (lbs.)
Price range (new)
Number built
1941 Fleetline
3,130
$877
34,162
1942 Fleetline
3,105-3,165
$880-$920
76,385

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