Rod Robinson's 1959 Chevrolet

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1959 Chevrolet restyled by Bertolucci's Body Shop for Rod Robinson of Sacramento, California. Up front the car was restyled by installing fluted chrome tubes for the grille assembly. The headlights were reworked to accept Corvette rings. The hood was shaved, and the scoops in the hood were filled to make a heavier look. The side trim was changed by reversing the front fender and door moulding, and fitting them together. In the rear, the car was fit with taillights made from a combination of 1953 Chevrolet, 1953 Oldsmobile, and 1954 Buick lenses. Aluminum was used as backing. Once the bodywork was done, the car was painted in a metallic blue-green lacquer. A set of spotlights were bolted to the car near the cowling. The car was lowered by by heating the coil springs, reducing the overall height by 3 inches.[1]

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Trend Book 197 Custom Cars 1961 Annual



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