Available now is this beautiful 1952 Dodge Coronet on a 4-door
sedan platform. This example is dressed in burgundy paint with
chrome accents and sitting properly on white wall tires. The
interior has been redone and finished in a two-tone grey and dark
grey color set. The Coronet is powered by a flathead 6-cylinder
engine and mated to a semi-automatic Gyromatic transmission. In
1951, Chrysler redesigned the entire front end of its cars.
Ironically, the rest of the sheetmetal remained. In 1952, only the
taillamps were redesigned. Yet, during both years, an already
handsome car was improved. The split windshield made its final
appearance in 1952. Big V-8s were a few years away, and the 1952
Dodge Coronet D-42 Club Coupe used a 230-cu.in. flathead
straight-six engine with 103 horsepower. With 7.0:1 compression
ratio, this car had no barnburner in the acceleration department.
New, a '52 Dodge with this engine took 25 seconds to get to 60 mph.
This engine had a 3.25-inch bore and 4.625-inch stroke. Fuel was
fed into a one-barrel Stromberg downdraft carburetor, which
received air through an oil-bath air cleaner. The transmission used
was an M6 semi-automatic unit called a GyroMatic (Chrysler called
it FluidMatic). Advertisements back in the day proclaimed, Dodge,
Big, New, Dependable '52 with a drawing of a ram. Another ad read,
Drive a dependable Dodge for five minutes and you'll drive it for
years. Some standard features included Safety Rim wheels to protect
against blowouts, bolt-on fenders, automatic choke for easier cold
weather starts and electric windshield wipers.