LaVonne Bathke's 1958 Chevrolet

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1958 Chevrolet Corvette owned by LaVonne Bathke of Lakewood, California. LaVonne wanted something unusual to for her car, she decided to get it repainted by legendary painter Larry Watson of Watson's House of Style. At first Larry panel painted the cars and designed and lay flames in the indentation. Later on Larry re-painted it Lime fog over silver and used Orange, Candy Red, Gold and Silver transparent lacquer for scallops, flames and panels. The scoops in the front fenders were enhanced with a panel of chrome tape outlined with white striping. Bathke had Jerry's Interior in Bellflower to upholster the car with gold and white pleated Naugahyde. One coil was cut in front to lend a rake. Accessory side exhaust, dual spotlights and Dodge Lancer hubcaps with Candy red sections finished up the style.[1]

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Custom Cars December 1959



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