Last updated on August 26, 2021
Todays car is a 1951 Chevrolet Deluxe 2 door sedan finished in what looks to be an original Burgundy Red color. I saw this car parked at the Waypoint Cafe at the Camarillo Airport. This car has been subtly customized in a 1950’s style. The car has been nosed, decked and shaved of the door handles and the side trim. The top has been mildly chopped, I would say 2 to 3 inches, and the body is lowered. The front fenders and bottom of the rear fender skirts have added lips. A very nice subtle touch. The bumperettes or overriders have been removed from the bumpers to give them a nice clean look. The custom chrome license plate guards have been added to both the front and rear bumpers another subtle touch. The grille has 1952 Chevrolet grill kit with 11 teeth added not like the original standard 5 teeth on a 1952. The Pontiac taillights look to be from a 1953. The hubcaps look to be from an early Cadillac style. Don’t overlook those sparkling wide white wall tires, not that you could miss them. I can see the dual exhaust, but I do not know what the engine and the transmission combination are hiding under the hood. From the rest of the car I would say a small block Chevy?
This car speaks subtle in the 1950’s style. Great car to cruise to the Waypoint Cafe for a Tri-Tip sandwich on a Wednesday for lunch. Beautifully done.
Thanks for riding along. Frank