Make?/Model?/Year?


#1

Hi,

I’m trying to figure out the make/model and year of the car on the cover of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Magic Tour Highlights. Here is the link http://c1…32eb90.jpg



Can you help? Thanks!


#2

It is definitely a GM product, circa 1941-46.
Because of WW II and the suspension of passenger car production during the war, there was virtually no change in the appearance of most cars during that timeframe.

My best guess is that it is a Chevy Aero Fleetline from 1942 or thereabouts.


#3

It looks to me like a 1948 Pontiac.


#4

Agree; a 1947-48 Chevy Fleetline or Pontiac. The heavy hood ornament would likely make it a Pontiac.


#5

After blowing up the picture, I think that the car is a 1947-48 Chevrolet. It looks like there is an exposed gasoline cap on the rear fender. The Pontiac, I think, had the gasoline cap behind a little door. I owned a 1947 Pontiac fastback. There were two fastback 2 door bodies that year–an A body that was the same body as used on the Chevrolet and an upper series B body that was used on the Oldmobile 70 series and the Buick Special. The body in this picture appears to be the A body. I had guessed 1948 Pontiac because it looked as though there was script along the side of the hood. On the 1948 Pontiac, this script either read
"Silver 8 Streak" or “Silver Streak” depending on whether the engine was an inline 8 or an inline 6. The larger picture seems to indicate that this is just a piece of chrome.


#6

Thanks; the Chevy chrome strip usually had the model name on it in black, such as our “stylemaster deluxe” or “fleetmaster/fleetline deluxe”. Our neighbor had one in an ugly brown, complete with outside sunvisor.


#7

I’ll go one more step. I think it is a 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline. As I remember, the 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline had three chrome strips on each front fender and the 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline did not. (This is the best I can remember–it’s been a long time since I saw these cars and in my advanced years, my memory isn’t as sharp as it used to be on important items such as this.)


#8

Yes, I remember the three stripes our neighbor’s brown Fleetline had. And I think it was a 1948.


#9

Thanks for all the posts! You’ve all been a big help.