"Here is a little background on my '57. The car was purchased in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada either late spring or early summer of 1966. I bought it from a fellow by the name of Bob McConnell for $1,100.00 and a bottle of Smirnoff vodka. I believe I was the third owner of the car. From what I was told, a doctor that lived on South Drive in Fort Garry (Winnipeg), bought the car new. Bob McConnell was the next person to own the car and then me."
"Originally it was a 6 cylinder with standard trans when new.
Bob McConnell put a 283 c.i. motor in it, along with a Borg Warner T10 close
ratio transmission. In the early 70's I built a strong 327c.i. motor (11.11
to 1 compression ratio), in my basement one winter. Four of us hauled it
out in the spring and I dropped the motor in. I also had the car repainted
and did some other work to it. A couple of times during my ownership I nearly
sold the car, but didn't."
"What prompted me to redo the car was the fact that friends that I had grown up with, and were younger than me, were dying off. That is how the car came to wind up at Hot Rods & Custom Stuff to be redone. I wanted to get the car done and have the chance to enjoy it while I still could."