” Before the pro-touring movement was popular, there were street rods. Street rods are similar to hot rods and more so pro-tourers because they have undergone some type of modernization to either the engine, transmission, and/or interior. However a street rod, unlike a pro-touring build, isn’t built specifically to push cornering limits or create massive horsepower numbers. Instead, a street rod is usually a 1948 or earlier manufacture that is built to be enjoyed, not just shown. Many street rods might contain a modern power plant, and upgraded suspension similar to a pro-tourer, but that’s because these street rods are actually seeing time on the blacktop and are being built to provide a great ride and feature plenty of creature comforts. While a pro-tourer or a hot rod might be trailored to an event, a street rod will actually drive to and from the event!
Because of this, the greatest perk of owning a street rod isn’t just in creating a unique vehicle, but rather the enjoyment that comes from actually experiencing a historic ride on the street. This 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan is a perfect example. It features a proven reliable Chevy power plant, an all steel body, and an upgraded suspension to make it a very reliable cruiser. ”
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