Bob Downey's 1956 Meteor

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1956 Meteor convertible owned by Bob Downey of Toronto, Canada. Bob bought the car when it was one year old. By 1960 he had turned it into a full blown custom. Modifications included a custom grille, canted quad headlights, extended rear fenders, a continental kit, a bumperless rear end design with a grille opening, bubble skirts, and 1958 Edsel taillights. Bob displayed it at some car shows in the Toronto area in the 1960s. After driving over a spray can of red paint at an indoor car show, splattering paint all over the side of the car, Bob put it in storage. It stayed in storage until the late 1990s or 2000s, when Bob passed away. Before he passed away, he gave the car to Bill Balzer of Okaville, Ontario, Canada. In 2011 Roy Brown of Halifax, Nova Scotia bought the car from Bill.[1]


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