|1950 Chevrolet Fleetline|
|Production Year||1950 |
|Body and chassis|
|Body Style||2-door sedan|
|Engine||216 cu in (3.5 L) 90 hp (67 kW) I6|
|License plate||P 016 GA1|
|Use(s)|| General driving in Havana|
|Film(s)||The Fate of the Furious|
The Fate of the Furious
Dom's cousin Fernando was the original driver of the car. When a racer named Raldo attempted to tow the car. Dom intervenes by defending his cousin and challenging Raldo to a street race. If Dom wins he gets Raldo's 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria but if Raldo wins he gets Dom's 1961 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe to which Raldo agrees.
Dom removes the hood of the car so he could attach a coke can ring to the engine using it for nitrious. During the race the engine heats up while Dom is driving and one of Raldo's men throws his bike at the car causing Dom to run over it. Dom activates the nitrious by pulling on the wire under the dashboard so it can go faster. A trick he learned from Brian. Dom manages to catch up to Raldo during which the engine blows up causing it go up in flames. To avoid the fire, Dom spins the car backwards going in reverse to speed up to Raldo. Dom wins the race and then jumps out of the car causing it to fall off the road and into the ocean. Raldo gives Dom his keys but he allows him to keep his car thus earning his respect. Dom then apologizes to Fernando about destroying his car and gives him the keys to his Impala which according to Dom is more fit for a Toretto.
“This is one of my favorite cars from the era. The classic fastback body style is what makes it an ideal ride for Vin Diesel’s character Dom in Cuba. In the movie, Dom's cousin has been working on this car for some time, and though far from completion, he’s on the right track. The Chevy is modified with a Turbonetics marine forced induction system, a makeshift NOS system, and is bolted up to a transmission out of a tractor with 4 forward gears and 4 reverse gears - a key ingredient to driving 100-plus mph backwards. To make it race ready, the Fleetline is stripped of anything not needed to reduce weight.” - Dennis McCarthy