Why did “More People Buy Chevrolet Than Any Other Car!” Henry Ford may have put America on wheels, but during the 1930s and 1940s it was a Chevrolet that most buyers chose.
By WW2 Chevrolet was well entrenched as “USA-1.” Dull but dependable, it appealed to Millions because of its low price, practicality, and pleasant styling. Credit Harley J. Earl, who established the first in house styling department at a major automaker which he would head for three decades.
His influence at Chevy was evident as early as 1930. Chevrolet continued its winning ways in the decade that followed the post war 1950, 1951 and 1952 Chevrolet’s.
For 1950 the grille vertical division bars found on the 1949 Chevrolet was deleted, except for the new triple ribbed type directly under front parking lamps.
Hood emblem and hood ornament was restyled as part of their “Smart Styling”.
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An attractive face lift characterized the 1951 Chevrolet. By moving the parking lamps into the lower grille opening under the headlamps a wider look was achieved.
“Chevrolet” was written in script on the chrome grille frame molding.
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A new grille for the 1952 Chevrolet Styleline and Fleetline had five vertical bars that soon became known as “Chevrolet Teeth”.
The word Chevrolet trimmed a wider new hood emblem, which still had a popular “bow-tie” logo.
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