AT THE VERY back of this body and mechanical shop was the proprietor's own car, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan undergoing its own slow restoration. No telling how many times it had been rebuilt before, but it looked clean and straight.
|The '57 Chevy was available new in several single colours and two-tone combinations, but white-over-orange wasn't one of them. |
|Doors have had some patching, but dash and floor look sound. Steering wheel and column are newer than the rest of the car — though maybe not by much.|
|No diesel under this hood. Inside the Chevy's neat engine compartment is a 235-cubic-inch six-cylinder gasoline engine. 'Original,' said the owner.|