Ted Mitchell's 1957 Chevrolet
Hazel is a 1957 Chevrolet Custom owned and restyled by Ted Mitchell. The car has become a well-known and celebrated icon in the custom car community, thanks to the visionary work of Ted and a team of skilled artisans.
Initial State and Acquisition
Restoration and Customization
Undertaking the restoration at Rod Powell's shop in Salinas, California, Ted invested a month of labor-intensive work. The initial phase saw the car painted silver by Powell, a strategic move to secure its spot at the Grand National Roadster Show. The following year, to maintain its eligibility for the show, Rod added striking blue scallops, elevating Hazel's aesthetic appeal.
Upholstery and Functional Enhancements
Attention to Detail
Chrome work, a critical aspect of the restoration, was meticulously carried out by Salinas Plating. Additionally, Ted addressed structural challenges, notably repairing a caved-in hood, a testament to his mechanical prowess and attention to detail.
Legacy and Recognition
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