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Crashing Classics

I’m guilty of saying it myself…along with probably everyone else who drives and restores classic cars.

“If I got into an accident with one of those new plastic cars – they would be the one to get hurt.  This sweet ride is made of real Detroit iron, its not gonna get a scratch on it in a crash.”

But I guess I can’t really make this claim anymore as its now been proven what would happen if you crashed a 1959 Bel Air into a 2009 Chevy Impala…and the results are not in favor of the Bel Air 🙁

Damn – this would have made a great mythbusters!

A Chopped ’56 Star Chief

Was browsing around for cool cars like I normally do, and looked around for some shots ofcustomized star chiefs.  Since I think I’m restoring a fairly rare car, its interesting to see what other people have done with them.  I came across this heavily modified and chopped ’56 Star Chief.  Gave me some ideas for possible mods to my ride down the line.  I don’t like the looks of super heavily chopped cars, sometimes they go so far overboard you can’t see through the mail-slit window – but these guys seemed to do a pretty good job getting it right.  What do you think?

They did some pretty cool stuff with the bumpers painted black.  I know guys typically go with stripping the chrome from these things, but the cool thing about the Star Chief is the dual chrome strips running down the hood.  One of the few things that sets them apart from the ’56 Bel Air.

Check out the attached .pdf file from the ebay auction when this thing was sold.  They got rid of it for $4k!  Damn – that chop alone probably would have cost a couple grand to have done, and its got a decent engine in it too.

(Click on the link below to open the .pdf)



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