Last year on Father’s Day, I wrote about the beautiful turquoise blue 1955 Chevy Bel Air sedan I saw at the America’s Most Wanted Car Show at the 2015 Canton Liberty Festival.
The car reminded me of the gray Chevy Bel Air sedan my father owned when I was young.
I spent a lot of time talking with the owner of the Chevy Bel Air at last year’s show, and was pleasantly surprised to find him and his gorgeous car again this weekend at the show, alon with his daughter.
We chatted for a while as we talked about his car and how sad we were that this year is the last year of the America’s Most Wanted car show at Liberty Fest.
I bid my farewell as I continued to check out the classic cars at the show.
Imagine my surprise when I walked about 20 feet away and saw the twin of the 1955 Chevy Bel Air.
Same beautiful turquoise blue color. Instead of a four-door sedan with a hard top, this Chevy Bel Air was a 1957 convertible with gold trim on the grille, hood, and trunk script.
Of course, the hood was down so you could admire the amazing attention to detail. The owner, Stan Cole, was nearby and graciously answered my questions about the car.
Cole has had the car for 15 years. When he bought the Bel Air, it was in need of some tender loving care and restoration. He wanted to make sure he restored it to the original color.
So he looked under the dash to find the color that hadn’t aged over the years from being exposed to the elements. He used that color for the paint job on the car.
It took Cole ten years to restore the car. Doesn’t it look amazing?
Here’s a few more shots of the Bel Air.