1951 Chevrolet Deluxe
Engine: 235 c.i.d. inline six-cylinder
Transmission: Three speed standard on the column
Power output: 105 HP
About our 1951 Chevrolet Deluxe
Our Chevrolet Deluxe Convertible has had a cherished life in the care of just a few owners from new and has always been a good car with a perfect original body. It still retains it original window sticker showing how life began as well as the owners handbook. Our lovely Deluxe shows one exterior repaint and still has all of its original interior paint on the dash, doors and trim. The seats were recovered in the factory blue vinyl it was delivered with and it sports many options from the Chevrolet offering in 1951. The mechanics were treated to a complete rebuild and re-freshening. Today it starts up and operates like it did on the day it was delivered.
History of the 1951 Chevrolet Deluxe
With a new grille design and smaller taillights being the most notable changes on the ’51 model, Chevrolet played it safe with the ever-popular Deluxe and Special. Powered by the venerable 235 c.i.d. inline 6-cylinder and standard or automatic powerglide transmission, the output was just 105 HP but proved enough for the 3,300 lb. car. Bendix “jumbo drum” brakes replaced the older huck style units. Chevrolets plan was to empower the driving world to own a convertible and at the affordable price of $2,030 many could do so. As a result 20,172 convertibles were built for 1951.