1952 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery Street rod. Nice tasteful build. 350 V8 with automatic transmission, and power steering. Rare body style with custom paint, Desoto grill, louvered hood, frenched and shaved in all the right places. Aluminum 16" torque thrust wheels with near new tires. Dual exhaust with headers and Flowmaster mufflers. Custom interior with bucket seats, '53 Buick steering wheel, console and shifter. Good comfortable driving cruiser. Older build that has held up well and is ready to hit the road.
A sedan delivery, commonly called a delivery in American English and a car derived van in British English, is a two-door station wagon with driver and front passenger seats or driver's only seat, and steel sheet-metal panels in place of rear side windows. Sedan deliveries have spartan interior trim and were used by businesses ranging from plumbers, couriers and local merchants such as bakeries as cargo vans are used today. Ford produced two vehicles, known as a "Town Car Delivery" and "Wood Panel Delivery", as part of its Ford Model A (192731) lineup. Later Plymouth produced a sedan delivery from 1935 until 1941. Pontiac produced deliveries until 1953 in the U.S. and until 1958 in Canada. This was possible because Canadian Pontiacs of the 1940s and 1950s actually used Chevrolet bodies; in fact, they are known to have used the rear sections of Chevrolet bodies through 1954 (creating odd Pontiac-Chevrolet hybrids; Pontiacs from the firewall forward, but with Chevrolet tail-lights). It may be Canadian Pontiacs of the 1940s similarly were Chevrolets at the rear, with Pontiac sheet-metal and trim at the front. These models were usually produced in very small numbers (200 or less); 449 Canadian Pontiac sedan deliveries were built in 1958. The 1949-1952 Chevrolet sedan deliveries were attractive and dependable work vehicles. The 1957 150 series delivery is a valuable Chevy sought by collectors. From 1959 on, the sedan delivery was no longer practical; it was phased out in 1960 as a Chevrolet model, so the requisite Chevrolet body was no longer available. Sedan deliveries were typically used as work vehicles, so they tended to wear out faster than a better cared for passenger car. With the growing sales of the Volkswagen Type 2 and the introduction of compact vans, sedan deliveries faded from the scene. Chevrolet dropped the body type after 1960, while Ford moved it to the Falcon line-up until 1965.