Richard Relph's 1953 Chevrolet

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Photo by George Barris
Photo by George Barris

1953 Chevrolet restyled by Bob Washington of Santa Clara for Richard Relph of San Jose, California. The car was stylized using 1956 Dodge and 1955 Pontiac side trim.[1] Special 1954 Chevrolet taillights were made and tunneled. The rear fenders were contoured to match the front. The car was nosed and decked, the hood was peaked and featured two air scoops. The headlights were frenched by using 1954 Ford headlight rims. The stock grille shell was frenched-in and fit with seven 1952 DeSoto teeth. The special made side trim seperated the white and Victory blue paint scheme.[2] The car was lowered by rebuilding the A frame up front, and a four inch block and heated springs in the rear.[1]

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Custom Cars July 1958
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