1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Sedan Delivery
Sedan Delivery Wagons have always been quite popular in the classic car world, but I have rarely seen one that truly grabs and holds my attention. However, when this amazing vehicle rolled off of the transport truck, my jaw simply hit the floor!
‘Red Hills Rods & Classics’ is proud to offer you this absolutely gorgeous 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Sedan Delivery Wagon, created by Tom Valiquette @ Tom’s Classy Custom in Idaho Falls, Idaho. This vehicle is an absolute show-stopper folks! Tom has built some of the most amazing street rods that I have ever seen, and when I found out about this wagon, I just knew that it had to be pretty special. Designed and built for a client who basically gave Tom an open ticket to create a one-of-a-kind wagon that would not only take home First Place awards, but one that could also be driven and enjoyed to the fullest. Well, I can safely say that Tom hit it out of the park! Over 1,200 man-hours were spent building this machine, and the final results are nothing short of breath-taking!
The project all started w/ an all original 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Sedan Delivery Wagon, that was in pretty good condition from the get go. The entire body was completely stripped down & sand-blasted, and then the full frame-off rotisserie restoration began. All of the original steel body panels were massaged to perfection, leaving precise gaps throughout, and the bumper guards were shaved for a much cleaner look. All new glass was installed, new weatherstripping & rubber, new American Autowire wiring harness, new windshield wiper mechanisms, etc., everything used on this build was 'brand new' throughout. The gas tank was relocated from behind the seat to the rear of the vehicle, and a Hagan hideaway fuel door was installed. 1950 Chevrolet LED taillights were installed as well. The body was then lathered in several coats of Dupont Jungle Fever Green (base-coat/clear-coat), which was the perfect choice for this vehicle, as it literally explodes in the sunlight. The grille, front & rear bumpers, headlight bezels, and all of the stainless-steel trim was polished to perfection and have a mirror-like finish. She has a beautiful stance, and rides on chrome-plated Foose Legend forged-aluminum wheels (18” x 8” on the rear & 17” x 7” up front), wrapped w/ Toyo Ultra Z900 Pro-Touring tires (225/50/R18 on the rear & 205/50/R17 up front). You can walk around this vehicle a hundred times and you will not find a bad angle. The undercarriage is very nicely detailed, featuring a Heidts front suspension package, Heidts leaf-spring kit in the rear, and Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes, which all help this wagon drive beautifully.
Open the driver’s door and you will discover a gorgeous custom two-tone tan/brown leatherette interior that was designed for complete comfort & functionality. Interior features include: fully adjustable bucket seats, matching two-tone tan/brown door panels, stock 1948 dash w/ custom woodgrain finish, original-style chrome door handles & window cranks w/ ivory knobs, chrome dash insert & full set of gauges by Classic Instruments, Flaming River billet tilt-steering column, Flaming River banjo steering wheel wrapped in matching brown leather w/ Bowtie horn button, B&M Quicksilver shifter, Vintage AC & Heat, Pioneer MVH-X560BT receiver (MIXTRAX, Bluetooth, USB Direct Control for iPod/iPhone, Siri Eyes Free, Android Media Access, and Pandora Ready), Pioneer GM-D9605 amplifier (hidden), (4) Pioneer 5.25” 3-way speakers, Pioneer 10” Subwoofer (hidden), Kugel Komponents pedals, Optima battery w/ cut-off switch (hidden), and beautiful Mercedes-Benz brown loop carpeting throughout. Every interior component that was used for this build was 'brand new', including window tracks, latches, switches, wiring, etc. All of the gauges, lights, blinkers, audio system, air-conditioning, etc. are in perfect working condition. The rear of the wagon is beautifully finished in custom-made Cherry wood panels w/ chrome slats, matching two-tone tan/brown side panels & back door panel, and matching brown loop carpeting. Again, the front seats are fully adjustable so that you surfers can fit your long surfboard in back. Please look closely at the interior photos to see how beautifully everything is laid out.
Powering this gorgeous wagon is a new GM LS3 crate motor (430hp w/ 425 Ft. Lbs. of Torque) featuring valve covers finished in Pot of Gold, Spectre Performance intake tube & air filter, Vintage Air serpentine system, thermal coated headers, custom 2.5” thermal coated exhaust system w/ Flowmaster mufflers, power rack & pinion steering, aluminum radiator w/ Flex-A-Lite fan (2700 cfm), and on & on. The LS3 motor is linked to a GM 4L65-E heavy-duty automatic transmission, which feeds power to the 10-bolt limited-slip rear end w/ 3.55 gears. She fires up instantly, settling into a super-smooth idle, and she runs, drives & performs beautifully in every way. The LS3 motor delivers loads of power, and the power steering & power disc brakes make driving around town effortless. I guarantee you that this gorgeous Sedan Delivery Wagon will get more attention than you have ever had in your life, period! Anywhere that you decide to stop, there will be a crowd gathered around snapping photos w/ their smartphones. It is truly a gorgeous machine! The new owner will receive the 1948 Chevrolet owner’s manual, a box full of build invoices & receipts, and manuals for many of the components used for the build.
Again, if you are searching for a one-of-a-kind classic vehicle that will take home First Place awards, but can also be driven and enjoyed to the fullest w/out worrying about reliability, you will want to take a long hard look at this beautiful 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Sedan Delivery Wagon!