1952 Chevrolet Suburban Woody

(wood body by The Campbell Company)

1952 Chevrolet Suburban Woody

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The Chevrolet Suburban has been in continuous production since 1934. Chevrolet was not the first or only manufacturer to use the word suburban for a vehicle which meant a windowed, station wagon type body on a commercial frame. Dodge, Plymouth, Studebaker, Nash and GMC used the same word to describe their similar vehicles. It wasn't until 1988 that General Motors was awarded an exclusive trademark on the name “Suburban.” The name was used on their Chevrolet and GMC vehicles.

This Suburban is a fourth generation, produced from 1947 to 1955. In 1952, the Suburban was offered in 1/2, 3/4 or 1 ton models and came with either a tail gate or panel doors.

This vehicle has a wooden body supplied by The Campbell Company, of Waterloo, New York. A customer would order a Campbell customized Suburban from their dealer; the factory would ship the Suburban to Campbell for outfitting and Campbell would ship the finished woody Suburban to the ordering dealer.

The Campbell Company Suburban was perfect to transport people to and from airports and train stations, for school bus routes, hotels, country clubs, tours, camps, etc.

This Suburban was used in its former life as a postal delivery vehicle and underwent extensive restoration. Please note the brass flag holder on the driver side rear quarter panel.

Auto Spec Sheet

Year: 1952
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Suburban
Style: Wagon
Serial No: 2KPF8777
Odometer: 104,992
Engine Cyl: 6
Engine Size: 235
Engine HP: N/A
Trans: 3 speed


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