CAL-RODS SEPTEMBER 2018 FEATURED CAR
Written by Ron Merry
Owned by Roy & Bitsy Hall
Make: Chevrolet Year: 1951
Engine: 350 Chevrolet ZZ4
Trans: 700R4 w/overdrive & Aluminum Driveshaft
Front end: TCI Mustang Rear end: 9” Ford w/ 4 Link Suspension
Color: Royal Blue Upholstery: Two-Tone Tan Leather
This beautiful car has many subtle details that are almost too numerous to mention all of which were fabricated by Roy, from the rear-view mirror, removed drip rails, frenched tail lights, custom console and unique dash, as well as other subtle modifications. The suspension is also augmented with airbags. In retaining the stock look of a ‘51 Chevrolet, these details make it stand out from the rest.
Roy bought the car from the original owner and it still had the original paint and upholstery. Since then, of course, Roy has turned into a real award-winning show car. We all remember when Roy’s car was featured on the flyer and t-shirt for the Santa Anita car show.
Roy did all the fabrication and body work on the car and it reflects his skill at car building. The car is a driver so look for it at many of the So Cal car shows.
This ’51 Chevrolet is another example of the many outstanding Cal-Rod fleet of cars.