Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 109
Year : 1952
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
Registration No. : RSU 168
Chassis No. : 14KK163683
Engine No. : Not known
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


The 1949 Chevrolets were some of the best looking GM products
ever, and were precision built as well. - Richard M Langworth,
Collectible Cars.

America's best-selling motor car manufacturer at the time,
Chevrolet, re-organised its line-up for 1949, rationalising the
range into two Series - Special (basic) and Deluxe - both of which
featured Styleline (notchback) and Fleetline (fastback) body
styles. This distinction would last until the end of the 1952
season when the fastback model was dropped altogether along
with the 'Styleline' name. Chevrolet's sole power unit at this time
was the famous 'stovebolt', 216.5ci (3,549cc) overhead-valve six.
The latter had continued unchanged for many years prior to the
introduction of GM's Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission in
1951, when a 235.5ci (3.9-litre) version became available.

This 1952 model Chevrolet Styleline Coupé with Fisher coachwork
is sadly offered from a recently deceased estate. Prior to import
into the UK in 1989, it was displayed by a local Chevrolet
dealership in Maryland having had a frame off restoration by the
garage apprentices in 1974. On arrival into the UK, the car was
registered by a Mr. Trevor Wilks of Northampton and then purchased
by the current estate in March 2014.   

Classic American magazine also featured this particular
Styleline in its October 1990 edition. During the current
ownership, this has been cosmetically restored by Classic Auto
of Luton and is a many-time concours winner at major events in
Belgium and Germany as well as the UK. Presented in two-tone green
and complimented with a grey/green interior, this handsome coupé
presents very well with excellent coachwork, chassis and running
gear. The quality continues on the inside with the excellent
two-tone cloth trim in very good order. Nice details such as the
internally operated integrated driver's door mirror and spotlight
operate as they should. The silky 3549cc six-cylinder engine
starts easily and smoothly. Believed to be the best Styleline
currently available in the UK, this well-presented American classic
has been well loved and maintained and is described as in generally
excellent condition and offered with old US title, UK V5
registration document and an extensive history file. One of
America's most elegant automobiles, this now awaits an
enthusiastic new owner to enjoy. 
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170