Pinky Richard's 1957 Chevrolet

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Photo by George Barris
Photo by George Barris
Pinky's Corvette next to Walt Drews' 1961 Dodge. Photo from the Larry Watson photo collection, provided by Rik Hoving. [1]
Pinky and Larry Watson next to Pinky's Corvette. Photo from the Larry Watson photo collection, provided by Rik Hoving.[1]

1957 Chevrolet Corvette restyled by Bill Hines for Pinky Richard. Hines filled in the body scoops, air vents and all the holes to clean up the bodylines. He added 1960 Mercury taillights and created new Nerf bars to replace the original bumperettes. Then Larry Watson of Watson's House of Style painted the body in a base of Candy Orange Metalflake and topped it off with a wild set of yellow flames outlined in green. Car Craft magazine called Pinky's Corvette "Watson's Wildest". The interior was trimmed off in black leather and fur by Eddie Martinez of Lynwood, California. An ARC record player was installed, that was at the time an unique touch. Buick Riviera chromed wire wheel hubcaps and dummy spots wrapped up the style.[2]


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