Larry Cane's 1952 Chevrolet

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The Snow Man as it sat when it was advertised for sale on Craigslist in 2016.

1952 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop owned and restyled by Larry Cane at Wagners Body Shop in Helena, Montana.

The Snow Man

Larry began restyling the car in 1956. He made his own taillights.It was powered by a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette motor with a tri power. The engine was hooked to a stock 3 speed transmission. It ran 1950 Chevrolet sedan delivery bucket seats. Named "The Snow Man," the build was completed in 1960.


Circa 1960 - 1961 Larry sold the car to Art Wilmer's brother. The car was then traded for a 1935 cabriolet. The guy who ended up with it installed a Chevrolet 409 engine and a 1960 Chevrolet rear end with coils. He painted it Blue Metalflake, redid the interior in blue, and drag raced it. At some time it got taken apart, and it ended up in Middle Creek Salvage in Bozeman, Montana. Tony Tuss, the owner of Middle Creek Salvage, died in a hunting accident, and his family auctioned off all the estate. Art Wilmer bought the car back at that auction in 1995. Him and his brother had it painted in Livingston, and they began bringing it back to close to its original configuration.

Advertised for Sale on Craigslist

In the Summer of 2016 Art advertised the old custom for sale on Craigslist. When the car was advertised for sale in 2016 it featured frenched canted quad headlights and molded in lakes pipes. The hood was shaved and louvered, and the front featured a modified and molded in grille opening that housed a tube grille. The front bumper had been replaced with two simple nerf bars. The car door handles were shaved and the trunk was also cleaned for chrome. The rear fenders housed frenched and tunneled taillights. It was powered by a 1967 Chevrolet 327 engine and a TH350.

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