1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe 2 Door sedan. This car runs & drives great. The engine fires right up, the clutch and transmission shift smooth. Mechanically, the doors and hood shut unbelievably great, almost like a new car. This car would make a great Rat Rod/ Hot Rod or restoration project. All the glass is in good shape and all cranks & regulators work as they should.
At some point in this old girls life she was given an old school hot rod treatment. 235 Cubic Inch 6 cylinder out of 1958 Chevy with a true split racing manifold, dual exhaust and three speed. The interior had been updated and is in very good condition all the way down to the wood interior trim. Neat old piece that is dang solid, an easy rat rod or resto project. Runs and drives great. We found her last summer, changed fluids, put in a new battery and sanded the brakes....and off she went...oh yeah!
The 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe looked softer and rounder, though little changed in overall contour. The softer and rounder look was credited to a smooth new "Fashion-Front" grille and integrated "Reflector-Guard" taillights. Parking lights moved to the outer edges of the grille molding to yield a wider, more substantial appearance.
Deluxe models wore neat fender skirts, accentuating the clean body lines. They also displayed such extras as stainless steel moldings on front fenders and doors, and a 39-hour wind-up clock inside. Of course, any Chevrolet could be dressed up with an outside sun shade, bumper wing tips, or a grille guard -- and many were.
Within the new curved "Safety-Sight" instrument panel, gauges were grouped in two circular clusters with non-glare lighting. Control knobs sat below in a recessed panel.
Also on the safety side, "Jumbo-Drum" brakes demanded as much as 25-percent less pedal pressure and were promoted as the largest in the low-priced field.
Chevrolet started the season with 14 models in two body styles -- notchback Styleline or fastback Fleetline -- again in either Special or DeLuxe trim. Most Fleetline fastbacks left the lineup at midyear, leaving only the two-door DeLuxe. Americans no longer were drawn to slantback body shapes, which many believed to be old-fashioned.