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Wheels in the Grass

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'52 (?) Chevy, Wilson, N.Y.

I imagine when the owner of this 1951-52 Chevy (hard to tell with not much to go on) said to, maybe, his teen-aged son one day long ago, “Drive the old Chevy into the barn” that this isn’t quite what he had in mind. Actually though, upon closer inspection, it appears to be just half of the car. I’m sure there’s an interesting story behind this one somewhere. The ’52s were the last year for this body style, and other than the grille and a bit of trim, they didn’t differ much from the ’51s. You can see the brochure for the ’51s here, and the ’52s here to see for yourself. This one’s obviously a four-door — available as a Styleline Special and a Styline DeLuxe. Here’s a page which shows the entire ’52 lineup. Four-door prices for the ’52s were: $1,670 for the Special (35,460 produced) and $1,761 for the DeLuxe (319,736 — by far the top-seller for the year). This one is sitting (and looking like it’s not going anywhere soon) in the Town of Wilson.

'52 Business Coupe

'52 Styline Special

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know