Chevrolet and most automobile manufacturers of the 1940s and 1950s all produced what was called a business coupe. These stripped down models without a back seat was the low cost cars in the Chevy line up for 1951. They were used for years by traveling salesmen to carry their sample cases of merchandise. Chevrolet sold 17,020 business coupes in the production year, 1951. At a cost of $1460.00 they were the cheapest Chevy car. The 1951 Chevrolet Station Wagon was the most expensive at $2191.00.
Model Number of a 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Business Coupe was 1504. Body style number was 1227B. The business coupe had a small rear compartment and a large trunk. See images below.
1951 Chevy Business Coupe
One 1951 Chevrolet magazine ad described the business coupe this way – Here is the latest style note for traveling businessmen – Chevrolet Business Coupe beauty outside, and new concepts of utility within. Like all other 1951 Chevrolet styleline and Fleetline Specials this Business coupe is powered by a thrifty new 216.5 cubic inch engine that delivers spectacular economy. 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Business Coupe For Sale
1951 Chevrolet Business Coupe Special Rear Compartment
Restored 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Business Coupe
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1951 Chevy Advertisement