Bob Barrett's 1957 Chevrolet

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As Barrett's Bug appeared in Rod & Custom April 1960. Photo by Roger Kilborn.
Notice the Nerf bars and sunken-in license plate. Photo by Roger Kilborn.
The upholstery was done by Paul Matz of Wichita, Kansas. Photo by Roger Kilborn.
Photo by Roger Kilborn.

1957 Chevrolet Corvette restyled by Star Kustom Shop in Wichita, Kansas for Bob Barrett of Kansas. A lot of nice custom tricks was done to Bob's "Bug", turning it into a wild custom. The front scoop was reshaped and extended 7", housing a grille composed by 52 drawer pulls. Quad headlights were installed, by using 1958 Chrysler Imperial frames. The top air scoop was removed, so was the gas filler door, it was actually relocated to the door jamb. The stock bumpers were removed, and nerf bars were made to replace them. The license plate was tunneled, and taillight lenses from a 1959 Cadillac was installed. After all the body work was done, it was painted Oriental Blue lacquer, then striped by George II. Paul Matz of Wichita was responsible for the upholstery.[1]

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Rod & Custom April 1960



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