Joe Hurst's 1947 Chevrolet

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An old photo of the Chevrolet from Joe's collection. Photo courtesy of Joe Hurst.

1947 Chevrolet convertible owned by Joe Hurst of Torrance, California. The Chevrolet was Joe's first car, and he bought it for 75.00 USD in 1958. "I was 14 years old, the car was stock otherwise. It didn't run needed a carb, I started learning," Joe told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2016. A painter near North High laid the Candy Red and Pearl White Scallop paint job on the car before Joe bought it. " I can't remember his name, but he was painting from his body shop on 182nd street. Not a custom shop, he just painted this one for advertisement of his talent. He was the cousin of Tony and Chuck Gaetani. A high school buddy, Mickey Vandevort, did the striping for me." Joe did drive the car, but not much because he didn't have a license. After the Chevrolet followed a 1940 Mercury coupe and a 1950 Ford, all before he was 16; "I convinced my parents I would be a mechanic."[1]



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