BEST COAST '56!!
This is a California car that was owned by the mother of a CHP officer - then garaged when he took away the keys. It was an excellent driver before a total restoration done in 2005 by current owner. This cool SoCal car has been shown on occasion (crowd favorite at the Orange County Fairgrounds Cruise-in year after year!) Restoration done by Ed Duffy of Duffy's Old Cars, Costa Mesa, CA.
This '56 has been maintained meticulously since restoration; not a drop of rain has fallen on this beautiful paint job and chrome...only 6,300 careful miles on the new engine! Custom Red & Tan Coco mats for those days at the beach.
Other important details:
The Pick of the Day is a Chevy that packs the big-block performance V8 that was the subject of a famous Beach Boys song
This is the 12th vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
AutoAncestry leads new owner to the shops that restored his show-quality car
In 1958, I turned 16 and got my first car, a ’50 Chevy convertible my two older sisters had abandoned.
In the early 1970s, when I was 5 years old, my grandmother bought a ’71 Chevrolet Chevelle.
With Spring upon us I can’t help but daydream of road trips – those perfect moments when you don’t have a care in the world, the windows are down, and your favorite song is on the radio.
What fascinates me about the Chevrolet Bel Ai is not only how it became an iconic classic car but an American icon over the last 60-or-so years since it debuted as an everyday family car.
A couple of years ago I was attending the Turkey Rod Run in Daytona Beach.
What do you do if you have a beautiful, low-mileage ’55 Chevy with a crapped-out engine that wasn’t supplying enough power anyway?