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50's-60's Built 1956 Chevy Customs

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50's-60's Built 1956 Chevy Custom Cars
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    Charles Gibon's 1956 Chevy

    This car is pictured in Pat Ganahl's book, "The American Custom Car"...a copy of the book will be in ...more

    cluded with this car...the book shows the car from the rear in a shot taken at a car show in Indiana in 1961. I have also made contact with the original builder of the car...he sent me the pix of the car shown from the front...that was taken at a car show in 1959...he actually bought the car brand new in 1956 at the ripe old age of 14! After customizing the car for the next three years or so...it was also shown at many car shows in Indiana...he subsequently sold the Chevy to the guy who showed it in 1961.

    Today the car is largely unchanged...it has the same 1958 Chevy headlights, custom grill and early Ford front turn signals. The louvered hood is still there, the rounded rear corners and the molded front end. The second owner.. Charles Gibson added the 1958 Chevy style roof scoop...and its still there of course. The '56 Packard taillights are still on it as is the shaved trunk, custom rear bumper with wagon center section and the cool exhaust coming through the bumper ends. The starter solenoid mounted on the trunklid that is used to pop the trunk open was installed over 50 years ago...is still on the car and works just fine. The '61 Impala steering wheel is also shown in the Pat Ganahl book's picture and it is still in the car today.

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    George Liddle 1955 Chevy Sedan
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    Jim Schamback 1956 Chevy

    This car was built in Louisville, Ky in 1958-59 by a local builder by the name of Marion "Shorty" Co ...more

    ffey. It was a national top 10 car for one of the big Magazines in 1960. The owner was drafted in 1961 and sold the car to a friend. The car was originally Kandy Apple Red and had some side trim on it. The new owner changed the wheel openings, put a half top on it and painted it a Candy Pagan Gold with white fading in. He parked it in his back yard with a tarp over it in 1968...it stayed there until 2012.

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    John Buchan's Madame FiFi 56 Chevy
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    Marv Ringheim 1956 Chevy HT
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    Russ Meeks sectioned 56 nomad

    Any photos of this great early 60's built custom car are greatly appreciated.
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    f this custom when it was first finished in the 60's and would like to share them with me and the current owner/restorer of the car please contact me:

    rikhoving@xs4all.nl

    Album was created 10 years 5 months ago and modified 2 years 6 months ago