Shelby Cornett's 1947 Chevrolet
1947 Chevrolet Convertible owned by Stags of Ogden member Shelby Cornett of Ogden, Utah. Shelby's convertible had the Utah look, as it was low, very low. According to Mickey Ellis, Shelby's convertible is a fine example of how low their cars sat back then, as this was how Shelby drove it every day. It was a mild custom. It was nosed, decked, and shaved for door handles. The headlights were frenched and tunneled, and it was dressed up with Lancer hubcaps and lakes pipes.
By 1960 Shelby had sold the '47 and bought a 1955 Chevrolet convertible. Mickey recalled that he sold the '47 to fellow Stags member Ralph Wiggins. Ralph drove it for a year or so before he sold it to Junior Bright. Junior was going to make a show car out of it, "so he had a whole bunch of engine and undercarriage stuff chromed." Unfortunately, that was about all that ever got done to it, and it ended up sitting outside for years. Mickey recalled that Junior would not ever consider selling it, so it just sat. What happened to the car after Junior passed away is unknown. Hopefully, it is stashed away somewhere.
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