George Dias' 1953 Chevrolet

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George Dias' 1953 Chevrolet at the Bakersfield Motor & Boat Show 1959.
A photo of George's Bel Air in the souvenir program from the 1960 Kustom Kar Kapades in Monterey, California.
A later, scalloped iteration of George's Chevrolet advertised for sale at a for sale lot. Photo courtesy of Jim Palmer, provided by Ron Brooks.
Photo courtesy of Jim Palmer, provided by Ron Brooks.
Photo courtesy of Jim Palmer, provided by Ron Brooks.

1953 Chevrolet Bel Air owned by Padres member George Dias of San Juan Bautista, California.

In March of 1960, George's Chevrolet was shown in the "Semi-Hard Top" class at the Kustom Kar Kapades car show in Monterey, California. This version was painted pearl blue, and it featured quad headlights and a Corvette grille. Power came from a 1958 Chevrolet engine that was hooked to a Corvette transmission. It ran a custom interior and chromed and reversed rims.[1]

Magazine Features

Custom Cars July 1960



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