1952 Chevy Sedan Delivery

(Basically a 2 door station wagon without the back windows and a single swing-out door in the back rather than the usual transom/tailgate (see photos below). Chevy built them from the 30s into the 60s.)

This was the business vehicle for my office equipment service for several years, and also served as a family car. I built it in 1975, 2 years after we moved to Maine from the Philadelphia area. Stock when I got it, I installed a 327 Chevy V8 engine with Powerglide, Volvo bucket seats in front, back seat from a small wagon (I don't remember what), fully carpeted the floor and the walls in back, seat belts for 5, 12 volt electrical, am/fm/cassette.

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Black bumper? No, not Mennonite, but a lot cheaper than chrome.

Rear bumper was missing: Stained and varnished oak worked very well!

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Supremely comfortable interior!

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Back seat, with seatbelts for 3, and looking over the seat at the back door showing finished walls and door, headliner, courtesy lights and rear window defroster.

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Looking in the back door.

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Whoa - that engine is embarrassing! But it ran flawlessly.

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Please excuse this beat up photo - it spent many years in my wallet.

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We had some snow that winter! That's Christy walking a doll in the snowbank.

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The 52 served us well for several years, but the gas crisis ultimately convinced me to replace it with a (grimace) Ford Fiesta.