1957 Chevrolet Belair Fuel Injected, Restoration

1957 Chevrolet Fuel Injected Belair original matching numbers cars are few and far between. Because this car is a complete original fuelie, it was worthy of an extensive, first class restoration. Being an original black car makes it even more desirable, but being black, requires special talent in both sheet metal work and final finish.

Walt Johnsen and I worked together back in the late 80's and early 90's, when we were restoring Classic Cars and showing them in the west coast Concours d' Elegance events at Pebble Beach and Forest Grove, consistently receiving "Best in Class" awards and in 93 had the Murphy Bodied Duesenberg that was very close runner up for "Best of Show" at Pebble Beach.

The two of us have always complimented each others exception talents and abilities. Walt is the best re finisher that I know. I have been in the automotive body and restoration business for over 45 years, just to put my comment into perspective. Walt has a keen eye for attention to detail, and again it shows in his completed 1957 Fuel Injected Belair.


Alan said...

Hi Doug, extremely nice work! Looks like it had rust in all the usual places for Tri-fives. I also want to commend you on your website & blog (very nicely done), your willingness to provide free advice to others, and the exceptional quality of all your work displayed here. I also like that you seem to love your work.

Doug Leibrant said...

Thanks for the compliments. You must be a man of experience in the field, to recognize what I am doing. I much appreciate your comment.