BF Classified: 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Fastback Chop Top

Seller’s Description: I have owned this car for 10 years. I bought it in 2010 with the intention of making a gasser out of it. I have too much other work now so here it is… Straight body with all original body parts, 3-1/2 inch chop.
It’s a California car with solid original suspension, rust-free frame with light floor rust. This is a blank canvas for a cool street ride. I put a ’53 grille in it. The engine compartment is bone stock and not altered. It has a dodge van bench seat and no instruments. Great looking car.

Price: $4,800
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Title Status: Clean
VIN: 5JJL2621

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Comments

  1. Al

    Windows after a chop seem to be difficult to find. Gee, I wonder why? hmmm
    Buy this for your own frustration.

    Like 9
  2. Skorzeny

    IMHO, a chopped top was the worst (mainstream) auto modification ever. But if you want it, try to get a better price on this one…

    • Gator Member

      Too much money for a long term headache.

  3. bobhess bobhess Member

    Lower the car to match the chop, finish the exterior and interior, install a good drivetrain and you’ve got a Friday night cruiser. There are companies all over the country that can supply custom built glass. Have seen a few of the fastbacks finished out and they do make a nice looking car.

    Like 5
  4. TimM

    Motor, transmission, wiring, interior, paint, not to mention all the little stuff!! This is a money pit with all that needs to be done!!

    • felix vargas

      here is what i had envisioned
      bmw m5 drivetrain or wrx sti
      bagged what ever level you want
      4wheel disks
      keep the rough american 50s look
      but bring the driving modern and competitive on all levels
      both the doners are way high performance and cheap when bought from salvage sale auctions
      i did buy built 350 71 malibu eng w400 trans for it but that is the stable of these rides and boring ,one of the reasons i have not finished or even started i guess ..
      ANS to Question–yes but..you cant spend any money without a car though
      my other projects 60 corvette devin, porsche 70 914 6, 72 porsche 911 twinplug , 67 911s race car, 66 mustang shelby
      convertible R clone stroker eng and the modern porsche speedster 2004 mazda speed turbo so i dont have time for what i would have died for in highschool

  5. Ranco Racing

    Fleetlines had great lines to begin with. Totally screwed up with chop.

    Like 1
  6. bobhess bobhess Member

    Just for clarification, I don’t mind a properly done chop but my criteria is the windows need to be tall enough to climb out of.

    Like 2

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