Classic Cars of the “Fat Body” Forties

From convertibles to Woodies, the 1940’s produced some highly prized vehicles. Here are a few we really like.


The 40’s were the decade that hot rodders and collectors alike refer to as the “Fat Body Era”. Rounded fenders and body lines that appeared inflated typified automobile design during the decade.

Like they are today, convertibles were very popular back in the 40’s, and are highly sought after by collectors.

Here are a few of our favorite “Fat Body” classic cars from the 1940’s.

1947 Chevrolet

Both the Fleetmaster Country Club Coupe with the wood inserts and the Fleetmaster Sport Coupe are highly sought after collectibles.

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