Bill Schott's 1956 Chevrolet
1956 Chevrolet Corvette owned by The Kings of Portland car club member Bill Schott of Portland, Oregon. Bill bought the Vet in the spring of 1960. It ran a modified 265 cu in Chevrolet engine with a four-speed and 4.11 gears. "The intake manifold had three carbs," Bill told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2019.
Bill had Von Hunter complete some custom work on the car in 1960. "Von shaved the emblems of the hood and trunk." He also shaved the door handles and placed solenoid buttons under the locking gas cap. "Von also lowered the car, built custom lake plugs and built traction masters for the rear axle." After Von had restyled the car, Bill had King Huggins apply about 50 coats of lacquer, "hand sanding after every four coats of paint." King worked ar his father's body shop in the northeast Portland, and Bill recalled that his Vet was the first car that King ever painted, "under the eye of his father."
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