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Posted By: Dick Johnson
Posted On: Sunday October 18, 2020 at 7:29 AM
 
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PIC: Anyone here know what happened to this 55 Chevy ?
I do remember this car after seeing this post but I had forgot about it until now.



Does anyone here know the history of this unbelievable '55 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door hardtop car ??? This automobile was fondly dubbed, "The Golden Chevrolet". This was an absolutely one-off, hand built car, assembled in 1955 at the Flint, Michigan GM Plant, and at the time it was the 50th. million car that GM built. It was covered in a special paint called "Anniversary Gold", and to boot, it had over 600 parts plated in 24 karat gold. It was a one and only car ! It was used in a float parade through downtown Flint, Michigan with a whole lot of song and dance to round out the 50 Million Car Celebrations.
This car is a Legacy, and is shrouded in rumor's, theories, speculation, and lots of hearsay over the years as it simply disappeared from the face of the Earth shortly after the parade, and was last seen in public at the General Motors Motorama Car Show in early 1955, and it has never surfaced anywhere since then.
Anyone here have knowledge or opinions about the fate of this beautiful automobile ? YouTube has some cool videos of this car coming down the assembly line in Flint, and it shows some Top G.M. brass driving it off the line when it was finished.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grx2COeTGdM
Wonder what this would be worth today if it was a "Barn Find" somewhere ?

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PIC: Anyone here know what happened to this 55 Chevy ? by Dick Johnson #50723
Considering that over 600 of its parts were plated with 24-karat gold, it is probably sitting in a by Frank Kocour #50723.1




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