Cohort Pic(k) Of The Day: 1954 Chevrolet – A Small Cadillac Without The Fins

The first brand-new postwar Chevrolet was introduced in January 1949 at the Waldorf Astoria in NY. On its arrival, a reporter said that it “looked like a Cadillac without the fins.” A fair enough description for the ’49-’54 Chevrolets.

Here’s a nice 1954 survivor, shot by Matt Wilda at the Cohort. Reviewers at the time referred to the ’49-’54 styling as ‘sexed up,’ and under its GM-trendy wrapper, the long-running Chevy “Stovebolt 6” gave faithful service to thousands of households.

As a previous CC post noted, the ’49-’54s pale in fame against the ’55s; one of GM’s greatest hits ever. No shame on that for this ’54; after all, the company was on an endless streak of hits back then. And there’s no fault in being a lesser-known one.


Further reading:

Curbside Classic: 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air – A Message From 1953, Pt. 1