Earlier this winter an old friend of mine contacted me because he knew I liked "old cars" and his father in law had an "old chevy" that had been sitting in his garage for a "real long time". After prying a little more info out of him I found out it was a 1952 Chevy Deluxe four door. Once I heard it was a four door I kind of said I wasn't too interested, but figured I'd ask for pics and a price. A week or so later pics and price came through and I was surprised how straight the car seemed in the initial pics... I agreed to come look at it and at least get a feel for the condition it was in and pass the word on to friends. Turns out the car was less than 3 miles from my house and in a garage/house you'd never think had an old car in it. The owner Paul told went into telling me the story behind the car as I started digging around it... Paul's grandfather bought the car new in 1952 and a few years later sold it to Paul's father who owned and drove it until the early 1980's. His father like many that grew up during the depression where very thrifty and resourceful. Paul told me his father would pull any '52 chevy parts he would find in a junkyard, swap meet, flea market, etc and save them for keeping the car on the road. He also was very meticulous about maintaining the car. In the early 1980's Paul inherited it from his father when he no longer could drive any longer. Paul then only drove it for less than 500 miles before a leaky fuel pump gasket caused him to park it. Since then Paul's father passed, his garage filled with all of his fathers shop contents and the car got buried for many many years. Just recently he took 2- 40' dumpsters out of the garage of "stuff" and he decided it was time to sell the car. After checking the car over, hearing the story, and seeing ALL of the spare parts that came with it, I decided I NEEDED to buy this old gal and get her back on the road again. I made an offer and after a couple months of no word, I finally closed the deal with Paul this past weekend and drug the car home. I figured I'd post some updates/progress on the car as I go. Eventually I want to just do a few small modifications, but mainly just get it cleaned up, back on the road, and enjoy it. Here is the car being loaded up and enroute and finally in my driveway at home with all of the spare parts that were included... Paul tells me the seat covers, door cards, sunvisors, and headliner were all hand stitched by his mother when the car was still pretty new.. I kinda dig them all and will probably be leaving them as-is.