’49 Chevy Fleetside Deluxe Fastback

VPL 83858 - Series of Images of 1949 Chevrolet [Fleetside Deluxe Fastback], Pontiac, Oldsmobile automobiles parked in front of Colliers Ltd., 741 Homer Street. 1949. Tom Christopherson photo.

VPL 83858 – Series of Images of 1949 Chevrolet [Fleetside Deluxe Fastback] automobile parked in front of Colliers Ltd., 741 Homer Street. 1949. Tom Christopherson photo.

Once again, I’m indebted to my buddy, Wes, for knowing and sharing the name of this vehicle (it wasn’t specifically identified in the VPL online record). The location was 741 Homer Street, which today is (roughly) the Budget Rent-A-Car lot adjacent to the former Ford Theatre (now occupied by Westside Church), just across Homer from the Central Banch of Vancouver Public Library.

Interestingly (to me, anyway), the year that this image was made, George H. Hewitt Co. (the subject of a post a couple of days ago) was located across Homer (on one of the lots where VPL Central stands today).

The Fleetside Fastback was parked in front of the service department of Collier’s, a GM dealership (shown below).

VPL 27909. Collier's Ltd, SE Corner Georgia & Richards 1949, Dominion Photo.

VPL 27909. Collier’s Ltd, SE Corner Georgia & Richards (a friend has described this building , which was located around the corner from the service dept. on Homer, as being “Jetsons’ Art Moderne”). 1949, Dominion Photo.

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