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    Mystery 1957 Chevy

    Ok Folks:

    Put on your Sherlock Holmes Deerstalker hat and help me with this mystery.

    Here is the car:

    57 Chevy1.jpg

    57Chevy2.jpg

    My friend just bought it. A 57 originally from Georgia and not a speck of rust on this old girl. Well maybe a speck but not much more.

    Originally a six cylinder. Harbor blue top over Larkspur Blue. VIN C57S1247XX (last two numbers screened because its not my car so I don't want to post whole VIN). Its a two door sedan. The six is now a vintage 350 with a Muncie. Black original interior.

    Soooooooo

    Why do guys look at this car at Cruise Night and Whisper? Why did a guy get besides himself and keep saying its an "S" car? What is special about this car?

    Any ideas?

    And btw it will be for sale shortly. I would buy it but the garage is full. I will make sure I post it in the forum when its available.

    Many thanks

    S
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpion1110 View Post
    Its a two door couple.
    It's not a "couple" or a "coupe", it's a 2-door sedan.

    Why do guys look at this car at Cruise Night and Whisper? Why did a guy get besides himself and keep saying its an "S" car? What is special about this car? Any ideas?
    Not clue. Are you paranoid?
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    lol I cannot spell any more.

    I am curious. I can't find anything and would love to know what I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpion1110 View Post
    lol I cannot spell any more.

    I am curious. I can't find anything and would love to know what I don't know.

    S
    S simply means it was built in St Louis

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    So is my Nomad a "K" car since it was built in Kansas City?

    What's the big deal about a car built in St. Louis? I didn't even notice the S in the vin.
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    Never gave plant of origin much thought.

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    You haven't provided any reason for anyone to "whisper" about the car.

    It just seems to be what it is, looks like a good survivor. But we don't have much to go on as to how good.

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    The light color (on the roof) *might be Larkspur blue*.. and the darker color on the lower body *might* be close to Harbor blue... (you stated it backwards)..

    PS. Maybe the 'mystery' to the MD guys is WHY it doesn't have any rust??

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    My thoughts were the same as yours. His son was excited and so he was curious. I didn't see anything remarkable so thought I'd ask. Its a clean car in good colors.

    Thanks for the thoughts everyone.

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    original paint &
    S= survivor
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