December 5, 2020

The Car History of Alex Beloff III

I HAVE A PERSONAL PREFERENCE AND PASSION FOR THE 1957 CADILLAC.  THIS ONE WAS BLACK WITH BLACK AND WHITE LEATHER.  IT SAT ON THE CORNER OF A SERVICE STATION ON SHADELAND AVENUE IN INDIANAPOLIS FOR MONTHS.  IT HAD A SEVERE HUGE DENT IN THE DRIVER’S SIDE QUARTER PANEL AS YOU CAN SEE . NO FRAME DAMAGE  –  I LOOKED.  IT HAD SERIOUS ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS AND WAS IN POOR RUNNING CONDITION.  I BOUGHT IT, OVERHAULED THE CARBURETOR, AND CHANGED ALL THE FLUIDS.  I PERFORMED AN INTENSE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS CHECK THAT CORRECTED A VERY POOR TECHNICIAN EFFORTS.  DID A MAJOR TUNE-UP AND IT RAN GREAT.

I WENT TO WRECKS INC. (MY DEAR FRIENDS JULIUS AND MICKEY MAURER) WHERE THEY CUT THE ENTIRE LEFT QUARTER PANEL OUT OF A WHITE 1957 COUPE DEVILLE (THEY ARE INTERCHANGEABLE).

THE CAR WAS DETAILED AND SOLD IT IMMEDIATELY TO ONE OF MY LIST OF POTENTIAL BUYERS. THE OVERWHELMING APPEAL OF THE 1957 IS AN ENTIRELY NEW CAR.  LOWER, FASTER, BETTER HANDLING, MORE COMFORTABLE THAN ANY OF IT’S PREDECESSORS.  NOTICE IN MY EARLIER DESCRIPTIONS THE SHAMEFULLY RUSTED OUT CHROME FUNCTIONAL EXHAUSTS.

THE ORIGINAL BLACK LACQUER PAINT SURVIVED NICELY AND OVERALL WAS A VERY HANDSOME LOOKING CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE.  IN 1957 YOU COULD PURCHASE A NICE NEW HOME OR IMPRESSIVE USED HOME FOR WHAT THIS CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE COST NEW!  RETURN

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