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Bomb of the Year – “Ground Zero”

As a good friend once put it, a Fleetline Aerosedan is the “Mexican Ferrari”.  Without a doubt, these sleek fastbacks catch a person’s eye.  One such clean example is Ruben Rodriguez’s 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan out of Texas.  He dubbed it “Ground Zero” and the look lives up to its name!  Chevybombs has been following Ruben’s work via social media (i.e. Instagram, Facebook) and we have been impressed.  We asked Ruben to give us the lowdown on his beautiful fastback and we thank him for doing so:


Built by: Ruben’s House Of Classics

Make – 1948 Chevy Fleetline

Name – “Ground Zero”

Tires – 5.60s  x  15 Firestone Bias Plys

Motor – 216-cui original upgraded to 12-Volt with electric fan and distributor

A/C Heater – Hurricane  Air Conditioning

Wheels – 15 OG Artillery’s

Accessories – by GM

Interior – 40 years old cleaned and reused

Color – Green with Metallic and two different pearls

Air ride – Air Lift

Mufflers – Split Manifold


“I saw this car about 4 years ago and asked the owner if he would sell it.  He told me no.  About 3 years later, the owner’s son came to my shop and asked me if I was interested in buying cars. I told him yes. I went to his house to go look at some cars and I noticed that I have been here before.  The guy told me the cars were his dad’s and he passed away. So I bought the Fleetline in August of 2015 and was going to flip it.  I told myself, “If I was to ever build a Fleetline…this one was the one to build”.  In March of 2016, the build started and by July 2016, the car was finished.”

















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