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Monday, April 12, 2010

1951 Chevy Station Wagon


Love this shot of a rusting out old Chevy wagon. I imagine it used to look something like this ...


How cool would you be driving in one of these. Seasick Steve has one and reckons he won't part with it any time soon.

The 1951 Chevrolet Station Wagon had a wood like finish around the windows and body line. Chevrolet wanted to combine the 'smartness and distinction of a wood grained finish with the strength and safety of an all steel body'. Woohoo! However, that meant the '51 was quieter, more durable and a lot easier to keep shiny and new. Plus it had seating for eight with rear seats that could be readily removed for more luggage space.

A great example of beautiful motoring.

Info from 51classicchevy.com.

1 comment:

  1. what a difference in the two! I'm looking for a 51 now to restore. If you come across one, please let me know.
    Thanks,
    Bill Harris wmhar@mac.com

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