1952 Chevrolet Tin Woody Wagon

Streetside Classics-Charlotte
800 Derita Road, Ste. A
Concord, NC

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Concord, NC



Year 1952
Mileage 6100
Engine 8
Doors 5
Transmission Automatic
Make Chevrolet
Model Tin Woody

Tin Woody 1952

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Black
Interior Color Tan


Sweeping lines, rarity, and a great woody appearance makes this 1952 Chevrolet eight-person station wagon instantly desirable... and that's even before you check out the upgrades like the performance V8, updated suspension, and A/C interior.

We know you likely have never seen something like this before, because not only is it an exceptionally cool custom build, but also it starts with a rare edition. Chevrolet only built 12,756 Styleline station wagons in 1952, so you can just imagine how few have survived around 65 years (especially as solid and straight as this one). But more than a survivor, this car has received a restoration that took the exceptionally straight bodywork and invested in a mirror black finish. And that textured wood trim that's grabbing all you attention, it's painted on. Yes, it looks so real to all of us too (we had to look super close), so it took a true artist's hand to apply. But what makes it so great is that the care and maintenance is as easy as the rest of the sheetmetal. On a rare wagon like this, the brightwork is just as important. More than just having a shining grille and bumpers, this Chevy is complete right down to the line running within the rear fenders. But there's also a very upgraded custom feeling to this wagon. It's in everything from the sun visor, to the large staggered alloy wheels (17-inch front/18-inch rear) for a great stance.

The original idea of a station wagon was to ferry hotel passengers to and from the train station, so this one still has plenty of space to carry everyone thanks to three rows of seating. The tan leather on the seats appears quite correct and authentic, but just like the exterior, it's the wood that steals the show. Inside is actual lumber, and the flat side panels have a great appearance when joined by darker accent wood and bright handles. Style was becoming a priority again in post-war America, and so Chevrolet built an impressive chrome waterfall dash panel that the later Impala steering wheel matches with quite nicely. The full execution gives you a half-century's worth of nostalgia, but there is one upgrade you'll really appreciate. The modern R134a air conditioning. It means this classic wagon can carry your family and friends in comfort!

The engine bay has been updated to accommodate the iconic Chevy 350 small block, and it really is a shining star in this standout wagon. In fact, we almost dare you to find one more component under the hood that you can polish to a mirror-like appearance. The V8 not only looks amazing, but it's also been upgraded with a Holley fuel injection setup, and dual exhaust. So you know it's got the kind of modern power to hustle you to the beach the moment that surf's up. But more than just a cool motor, it is fortified with features like an electric fan and transmission cooler for the three-speed automatic, so you can really use it in everyday driving. Plus, take some time to look at all the undercarriage photos. See how clean everything is? That's because there's less than 6,200 miles on this whole build. While you're under there, you might also spot great features like the Mustang II independent front suspension, rack & pinion power steering, and power front disc brakes with cross drilled rotors.

This is an exceptionally cool cruiser that's perfect for everything from a surf wagon, to your classic that fits the whole family, to a show stopper at the shows. You already know how rare this is, so hurry up and call today before this opportunity is gone! Call now!!


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