Bob Moreira's 1957 Chevrolet

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A photo of Bob's Corvette dated October 1959. The photo was taken at an indoor car show. Photo courtesy of Marcus Edell, from Traditional Mild Custom Cars of the 1950s and 1960s,
A later version of Bob's Corvette featuring a scallop paint job. Photo by George Barris.
Recent photos of Bob's Corvette surfaced on Facebook in January of 2017. According to rumors the old custom was located in Colorado. Photo courtesy of Marcus Edell, from Traditional Mild Custom Cars of the 1950s and 1960s,

1957 Chevrolet Corvette restyled by Bob McNulty for Bob Moreira. Moreira did some drawings on how he wanted to have his car restyled. McNulty went soon to work on Bob's wrecked Corvette following Bob's drawings. The front end was totally reworked, giving the car a completely new look. The grille was from a 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk while the quad canted dual headlights originated from a 1957 Lincoln. Bob also built a set of fins for the rear end. Dual spotlights and chrome plated wheels wrapped up the style.[1]


Pinstriped by Tommy the Greek

After Bob McNulty had restyled Bob's Corvette, it was pinstriped by Tommy the Greek.[2]


Race Car

Bob's Corvette ended up as a race car. In January of 2017, recent photos of the car surfaced on Facebook. According to rumors the old custom was located in Colorado.[3]


Magazine Features

Custom Cars June 1959
Car Speed and Style August 1959
Custom Cars August 1959
Trend Book 189 Custom Cars 1960 Annual


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