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Posted on 04/21/2012 8:47:00 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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Mitchell was head of Art & Color at GM, and was quite the controversial one himself, and something of a partier and a rake. He was also responsible for the original Stingray, as well as this, which is gorgeous dead stock:
Is that an ambulance conversion? I’ve never seen a Chevy hearse.
Jeez you goin’ into the pimpin’ bidness?
It looks like a Jav on steroids....;D
I just drool over the things...don’t know diddly squat about ‘em.
Pimped that ain’t, it’s dechromed and simplified down to its essence, with the lower ride height and larger wheels with low profile tires to match the original artist sketches.
A boat tail Riviera pimpmobile would have all sorts of bling added to it beginning with portholes and ending with 22” rims, with the car raised to accomodate them, and painted in some dayglow metallic.
One is beautiful but sort of sinister, while the other looks like a caricature of a toy car. Big difference there.
That’s really cool. I don’t think I have ever seen a Chevy hearse conversion before, especially not a 57.
I went to high school (1960’s) with a guy that drove a hearse. Looked very much like that one, but had tricked out wheels and I suspect an altered engine. Sitting amongst the Ramblers and VW Bugs in the parking lot it made quite a statement. It didn't hurt that the guy that owned it was drop dead good looking.
He would take it to the “after hours, secret” drag races. I don't think he ever won, but the engine really roared and it was a blast to see him run.
I personally never saw the back, but heard it was pretty much a “love nest”. Needless to say, the other teenage boys hated him and his Motel 6 on wheels, lol.
Your post made me wonder what happened to him...but some memories are left best intact. He has probably aged like we all have and drives a Volt!
Scared the crap outa me when I was a kid.
Ah, yes ... the pints of blood and boob count rating system.
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