Assembled in August, 1951 at General Motors' Atlanta, GA, facility, this more than 60-year-old Chevy has been reborn after a frame-off restoration. The silver paint is complemented by faux wood trim. There is a minor blemish on the front of the hood. All of the windows are intact and clear, and the rear passenger, cargo and rear windows are tinted. All of the lights are intact, all of the exterior trim is present and the wagon sports a 1952 Chevrolet grille kit.
Under the hood is a Chevrolet 350ci V8 engine with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, linked to a new TH350 3-speed automatic transmission. Driver assist features include push-button start, air conditioning, power steering, power disc brakes, tilt steering column and power windows. This custom wagon sits on air-ride suspension, which is hidden inside of the hollowed-out luggage space in back. It’s computer-controlled and self-leveling with two new VIAIR compressors.
The suspension’s fully programmable settings allow height changes with the push of a button. Inside, the four dark gray leather bucket seats replace the standard factory benches. The center console sports some minor blemishes, but the carpet, headliner, dashboard, aftermarket steering wheel, gearshift lever and inner door panels are in good condition. There are four toggle switches on the dash, two on each side of the steering wheel. The two on the left control the backup lights and floor lights.
There is an aftermarket two-spoke steering wheel on the end of an Ididit custom steering column, a Dolphin Gauge cluster set into the silver dashboard, which has inlays that match the lighter faux wood trim, an air pressure gauge in the center console and a tachometer where the factory clock was. Set into a small pod in the headliner is a Pioneer AM/FM stereo with CD player, Bluetooth, backup camera and remote. The original AM radio is still in the dash, completing the interior's look. There's also an air vent for the rear passengers and a cup holder for each seat.