Joe Flowers' 1956 Chevrolet

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An album containing a photo of the Venus at the 1960 National Champion Custom Car Show in Detroit was listed for sale on eBay in October 2011.
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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air owned by Joe Flowers of Colombus, Ohio. The car was nosed, decked and shaved for door handles. Antennas were tunneled behind the headlights and a late Buick grille was installed up front. The engine compartment was fully upholstered and a lot of components were chrome plated. The side-trim was modified by installing a front piece trim to the rear quarter sections, which gave the car a longer and sleeker appearance. The rear end was restyled by molding in a 1955 Pontiac grille shelf, making the rear end rolled. Split bumper halves were made from front bumper sections from a 1955 Buick. 1956 Lincoln taillights were nicely frenched and hooded. The car was fit with a Parisian-type roof and chromed lakes pipes, housed in frenched sheath. The interior was fit with button-tuffed swivel seats, angora-like rugs, white safety belts, padded dash, white phone, customized panel knobs etc.[1]


In 1960 the Venus won the Semi Radical Custom Class at the first annual National Champion Custom Car Show in Detroit.


Magazine Features

Rodding and Re-styling January 1961


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