This classic car is a break your neck, head turner when driving by and not to be missed. Local Shelburnite, Lou China spared no expense in his 8 years of enduring labour of love for this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air that was professionally painted in a Candy Cherry Red colour personally created by local business owner of Paint Werx, Derek Young.
“Definitely a challenge working on imported cars in the way of finding parts, but it’s worth it and these cars are fun to work on. They are not going to be around again,” commented China, adding, “This car was car of the year in 1957 and in most demand.”
China noted this $45,000 project had a lot of challenges but finding Chrome was difficult and he went to Detroit just to acquire bumpers. “Everything thing has been replaced, motor, transmission, rear-end, and a complete all new interior. I’ll never get my money out of it, unless the price is right,” commented China.
This beauty has all the bells and whistles and is such an eye catcher! Don’t try to achieve this colour at home, kids! Young is a professional and artisan supreme in nature. To attain this color took an entire week to process and complete and as Young explained, “It’s a complicated five layer
process and this allows the car to look very different in different light.”
Perhaps China sums it up best when reflecting on the cost, time, and labour involved as he proudly looks at his classic car, commenting, “The beauty is the end product.”
For more information, contact Derek Young at Paint Werx at 519-925-9703 located at 713 Industrial Rd, Shelburne.
Written by Alex Sher