MARCH 31, 2012 (APRIL 2012): A HARLEY GETS TRADED FOR A STOCK 6-CYLINDER POWERED 1951 CHEVROLET SEDAN

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This 1951 Chevy sedan comes from an era when it fulfilled the dreams of a practical owner who wanted a practical car.

 

It has a much smaller fan club than its younger and more famous Tri-Five siblings but this car’s owner is definitely one of them.

 

Darrell wanted a 1951 Chevy enough to trade a two wheeled American icon for it: a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

 

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His acquisition of an early 50s Chevy with a stock engine and Powerflite automatic fulfilled that dream, plus a 1951 Chevy is considerably rarer than a Harley. You don’t see 1951 Chevys on the road on a regular basis- the same cannot be said for Harleys.

 

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The car is Darrell’s daily driver during the snow-free months so he can spend plenty of time behind the wheel of this dark gray beauty.

 

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The brakes and front end were done and undercoating was applied to the car. The only significant alteration was an upgrade to a 12-volt electrical system, and a new interior that was already in the car when Darrell got it.

 

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Darrell likes the way his 61-year-old ride drives down the road and he says that the car has very few rattles in it. That is better than most people that reach the Chevy’s age.

 

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Despite the reality that there may be one less Harley Davidson motorcycle in Darrell’s life, he can live with that news because he finally got the car he always wanted…

 

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A classic early 50s Chevy sedan.

 

 

Jim Sutherland

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