Local Car Enthusiasts Show Off Their Restored, Old Cars

Local Car Enthusiasts Show Off Their Restored, Old Cars


DATELINE NBC AT 10. GREAT. YOU WANT A NORMAL MONDAY. I COME IN I RELY ON SOME COFFEE TO KEEP ME GOING BUT ON THIS MONDAY I GET TO LOOK AT SOME BEAUTIFUL CARS OF COURSE. YOU DO KNOW FRANK AND BEN FROM THE SOUTHERN DELAWARE STREET LINE ASSOCIATION GENTLEMEN THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING AND LET ME IT’S A PLEASURE. THESE ARE BEAUTIES WELL NOW LET’S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURS FRANK. THIS IS A 57 CHEVY BEL AIR CORRECT AND YOU BROUGHT IT HOME IN A BUCKET PARTS BUCKET AND BOXES AND A TRAILER. YOUR WIFE THINKS YOU PAID FOR IT. MY WIFE SAID YOU PAID HOW MUCH AND AND AND I TOLD HER I WAS GONNA FINISH SHE SAID YOU WILL NOT FINISH IT. IT TOOK ME THREE AND A HALF YEARS I WORKED ON IT EVERY DAY FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS EVERY DAY FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS AND YOU GOT IT TO THIS GLORY AND IT’S BEEN THIS WAY SINCE 1993 AND I HAVE TO SAY IT’S HELD UP WELL AND PART OF THE REASON FOR THAT I THINK IS BECAUSE CARS AREN’T MADE TODAY LIKE THEY USED TO BE MADE. BACK IN 1957 50 60 HAD STAINLESS STEEL EVERYWHERE AND TODAY THEY’RE PLASTIC PLASTIC CHROME SO IT’S NOT REAL CHROME. I MEAN THIS IS REAL METAL THIS IS STUFF THAT’S LEFT OUT WHEN IT GETS READY. AND THIS IS SINCE 1957 AND ALL YOU DO IS ABOVE IT AND YOU PAINTED THIS WITH BUDDY OF YOURS IN YOUR GARAGE. THAT’S CORRECT NOW THIS IS WHAT THE RESTORATION CARS IS ALL ABOUT IT’S JUST CAR NUTS SITTING IN THE GARAGE AND MAKING SOMETHING LOOK AS BEAUTIFUL AS THIS. NOW WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO SEE CARS LIKE THIS ON A ROAD TODAY. WELL IT MEANS SOMEBODY CARES ABOUT OLD CARS. I MEAN WEEK WEEK WE WE DON’T CARE A LOT ABOUT A MAN. WE WOULDN’T SELL HIM WE JUST WE LOVE HIM. SO THIS CAR IS NOT FOR SALE NOW AND I’VE HAD I’VE HAD THIS CAR IN MY MIND SINCE I WAS 15 YEARS OLD. OK. FANTASTIC NOW IN A MINUTE. I WANT YOU TO RUN OVER HERE AND GET READY TO START HER UP BECAUSE I WANT TO HEAR WITH THIS BABY SOUNDS LIKE WHEN SHE’S ON SO BEN AND I TALK TO YOU FOR A SECOND AND YOU’VE GOT A 56. YES SIR. WHY 56 THEY DID. THEY’RE VERY FEW FAT SECTIONS AROUND WHEN I BUILT ARE ALL FOUR TO FIVE TO SEVEN. I DON’T WANT THAT I WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND YOU’RE I LOVE THIS. I LOVE THIS A LOT BETTER IF IT’S SEVEN NOW IT’S ALL CARDIN WHAT YOU LIKE WITH ALL THE NEW FANGLED CARS THAT ARE OUT DRIVING AROUND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A PIECE OF HISTORY ON THE ROAD. THAT’S JUST SOMETHING THAT I’VE WORN IN ALL MY LIFE. AN OLD CAR LIKE THIS. I MEAN THAT’S MY AREA THAT I GREW UP WITH AND I JUST LOVE IT ALL RIGHT. TO FULLY RESTORED BEAUTIES. THIS HAS JUST BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE AND A GREAT MONDAY. SO WITHOUT FURTHER DO LET’S HEAR WHAT THIS THING SOUNDS LIKE WHEN STARTED UP NOW WE’VE GOT A SMALL BLOCK 350 RIGHT. YEAH ALL RIGHT SMALL BLOCK 350 IN HERE DUAL EXHAUST. LET’S SEE HOW SHE SOUNDS GO AHEAD FRANK HAD ABOUT A A BEAUTIFUL CAR IN ALL OF ITS

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