Last week, we profiled our customer Tim’s dazzling 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Two-Door Coupe. This week, let’s take a look at his other classic car that’s arguably even more engaging. This car is Tim’s 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster 4-door Sport Sedan that has been transformed into a North Carolina Sheriff’s Car. Like the Cutlass, this vintage gem is no garage queen.

The Sheriff Car was originally built in Georgia and eventually ended up at The Hot Rod Shop of Woodland Hills, California. The owner of The Hot Rod Shop exhibited this car at LA-area car shows and it was often displayed alongside of Jay Leno’s classic cars. Tim purchased the car from the California shop in 2014. Tim tells us that he’s owned a few classic cars in his day, but none elicit the response that this car can. When Tim and his wife Kathy take a drive in the Sheriff car, heads turn, truckers honk their horns and people rush to take pictures. Not surprisingly, a crowd immediately gathers wherever they park this car.

Tim uses AMSOIL Z-Rod 10W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil for classic cars in the Sheriff Car’s engine.

Highlights Of Tim’s 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster Sport Sedan North Carolina Sheriff Car

Body & Frame:

  • All Steel Factory Straight Sedan Body Mounted On A 1985 Chevy S-10 Pickup

Engine & Transmission:

  • 1969 350 Small Block Chevy – Higher Horsepower 4-bolt Main
  • 1969 Turbo 350 Automatic Transmission
  • 10 Bolt Open Differential Rear Axle w/ approx: 3:42 gears
  • Aluminum Radiator
  • Summit 4V 600 CFM Carburetor
  • Edelbrock Performer Intake
  • HEI Distributor & 1-Wire Alternator
  • Custom Aluminum Air Cleaner Box
  • Tall Chrome Valve Covers & Breather
  • RV Cam (for a mild rumble and lower RPM range)
  • Mechanical Fuel pump
  • Chassis Mount Transmission Cooler
  • Higher Than Stock Torque Converter
  • Chrome Oil Pan
  • Custom 22 Gallon Gas Tank
  • Magna Flow Exhaust


  • Brand New Interior- With new headliner, seats, door panels, kick panels, package tray,
    carpet, seat belts, visors, and classic 3-spoke hot rod steering wheel
  • 1948 Police Radio

Steering & Brakes:

  • Tilt Steering Column
  • Power Steering (steering is one finger EASY)
  • Power Front Disc Brakes
  • Rear Drum Brakes


  • Independent Front Suspension


  • Red “Cherry Light” On Roof,
  • Chrome “Safety Star” Brake Light
  • Functioning Siren (with authentic sound!)
  • Chicago Vintage Unity Chrome Spotlight
  • Cowl Vent Works With Under-Dash Actuated Lever
  • Chrome Front Push Guard and Rear Push Guard
  • Rear Package Tray Brake Lights
  • 1956 Chevy Bel Air Hood Bird
  • Electric Windshield Wipers

Thanks very much to Tim for sharing his beautiful cars with us!