Riding on Coat Tail

August 15th, 2011

1952 Styline Deluxe 2 Door sedan©2011antiquecarnut.com

The 1952 models were really made over ’51s. Body designs were the same, the main differences being the grille and placement of body chrome. The dashes were idendical. The 51’s had a choice of 8 colors as opposed to 13 for the ’52s. The colors of the car pictured are Admiral Blue over Twilight blue. Production of 52’s was down 21.5 percent from 1951 due to the Korean war which accounts for our seeing more ’51s around than 52’s. I can tell you from personal experience the 52’s were very durable as were the 51’s as I owned both models.

On a Whim

February 19th, 2011

1952 Chevrolet Styline 2 Door © 2011 antiquecarnut.com

After completing my college education, I spent 2 years at Sheppard AFB, Texas and while enroute there one day on my way from visiting my parents in Enid, Oklahoma, I drove by the Chevy dealership in Chickasha, Oklahoma and on the showroom floor was a car I just had to own, just like the one pictured only it was a medium gray color. Shortly after buying this car, I met my future wife and we later drove it on our Honeymoon to Colorado including doing Pikes Peak on our trip. My wife, Alice, had never learned to drive, had no desire to learn, so since General Motors furnished me a car, I sold this one. I remember it had 46,000 miles on it and the original tires had never been replaced. I never had even one problem with it, but I was adamant about changing the oil every 1000 miles. I took my parents on a 7200 mile trip out to California, up the west coast to Tacoma, back down thru Yellowstone, Salt Lake City, Denver and home to Oklahoma, changing the oil 6 times before getting home! My Mom thought I was nuts, but that was alright, we stopped pretty close to each 1000 miles! She never had time to stop. She always wanted to see what was over the next hill!!!