1940 Chevy
Gary and Christine Byrer have proudly owned and driven their 1940
Chevy Coupe since 1959. In the early days it was daily
transportation.  Then sat unattended for a few years before being
reborn as a street rod.  Gary handled all of the build himself, except
for the paint and interior.  It was an eight-year labor of love that is
now powered by a 350 Chevy engine that he salvaged from a '72
Christine's brother Bill bought the car in the 50s in Arizona and drove
it a couple of years before selling it to them.  Christine speculates
that it originally came from California, as they found a drive-in movie
ticket from there when they were working on the restore.  
Above-The flying lady was optional on the 1940 Chevy and
is original to this car.  Left-Gary found the '56 Olds hubcaps
in Illinois.  Christine's brother had a similar pair on his '56
Chevy back in the day.  Below-Note the pinstriped bumper.
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