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1950 Chevrolet Club Coupe - 437 original, actual miles.

This is a great story, we don't have all the details and it can't be authenticated but it looks and sounds real and we wanted to share it with our viewers. Thanks, TBCC.

The story goes that this car was purchased new by Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Trueblood of Modesto, Ca. Shortly after purchasing this car, Mr. Trueblood took a day off to go fishing. While waiting for the "big one" to bite he witnessed a woman fall out of her boat. Mr. Trueblood jumped in to help only to fall victim of a fatal heart attack. Mrs. Trueblood returned the car home and placed it in the garage for the next 12 years. The odometer reading at that time (1962) was 413 miles.

Mrs. Trueblood lived next door to a used car lot owned by Mr. William E. Wilson (now 81 years old). Mr. Wilson spoke with her frequently and often told her he would like to buy the car for himself to keep. In 1962 the time had come. Mrs. Trueblood told Mr. Wilson she needed a car for her bookkeeper who didn't really care for the ol' Chevy and would prefer a Rambler. No problem. Mr. Wilson went down to the local Rambler dealer and bought a brand new one for $1,650.00 ($100.00 over cost) and made the swap.

He then took the car home and parked it with 433 actual miles. And there it sat for the next 45 years, occasionally being started and moved in and out of the garage. In 2007 Mr. Wilson decided to sell the car and started spreading the word around Modesto that the ol' Chevy with 433 miles on it was for sale. Many had heard about the car, but hardly anyone had ever laid eyes on it. In fact, according to Mr. Wilson he believes he only showed the car to about 5 people in 45 years. Word spread quickly about the car and soon a buyer arrived ready and willing to pay the $60,000 asking price. When Mr. Wilson told the story of this car he complained heavily of the "capital gains" tax he was required to pay and wished he had never sold it. As of this writing, Mr. Wilson is still alive and well in Modesto and can verify the miles and originality of this car. Simply put, this is a true 100% factory original survivor (that includes the air in the tires). This ol' Chevy now has 437 original miles and is most likely the world's lowest mileage 1950 Chevy.
1973 Petty Blue Plymouth Duster - This beauty belongs to Pete A. It has a 340ci engine, mild cam, double pumper carb, dual exhaust and automatic transmission (on the column). Exterior is staying the same, interior was Beige with a bench seat and was completely reworked including putting in Buckets and changed to a floor shifter. Pete did all the work himself and also did some spruce up work to the engine compartment. Nice job!!

You can contact Pete directly at MoparPete74@aol.com or through TampaBayClassicCars.
2003 Chevrolet 50th Anniversary Corvette Z06 Customized Convertible - This car originated as a Black Stock Z06 Coupe. Chevrolet does not make the Z06 405 HP Corvette in a Convertible. This car was completely disassembled, the color changed to 2003 Torch Red, and a factory convertible top assembly installed. The Lemans Black Stripe was added to accentuate the custom nature of this automobile. Upgrades include: Two tone Black / Red Leather Seats, 19 and 20 Z06 Wheels, Low profile tires, Black Hawk air induction system.
1969 Chevelle SS396 - This a true SS396 not a clone. It has a 396/350 hp engine, with headers, Edelbrok manifold, Holley 700 cfm double pumper carb and MSN electrical. The paint is original Cortez Silver and the car came from the factory with a black vinyl top. The interior is all original with black vinyl bucket seats, a console and the factory upgraded dash with gages and built in Tach. The drive train is a manual transmission with a Hurst 4 speed shifter and a 3.31 Positraction rear end, front disc brakes and rear drums. The car has the original SS Wheels and is in great condition.
1967 Chevy Impala Convertible - All original car except for the Cragers. Engine 327 CI with a 4 barrel Carb, Automatic Transmission, PS and PB. White vinyl interior with a bench seat and column shifter and black convertible top. Cragers were bought last year but are stamped 1970 and came in the original boxes.

At Last the Impala gets it's turn at the Beauty Shop. Mint Restorations just finished going through the mechanical portion of the car from the Radiator to the differential. Now the Auto Salon (see Cool Stuff and Services) is doing the interior and exterior. We are having nearly everything replaced down to the floor boards and all rust removed. More progress photos to come.
1982 Chevy C-10 Stepside Pickup Truck - This is a C-10 Deluxe that originally came with a Diesel Motor. That has been replaced with a Chevy 350 CI Crate motor, Edelbrock Manifold, Holley 4 Barrel Carb and Headers. The truck has 67,000 original miles and the original interior intact and in great condition. It has been decked out with Rhino Line and Diamond Plate in the Bed, lots of chrome and Cragar SS wheels.