My Classic Car: Tommy’s 1956 Chevrolet convertible

My Classic Car: Tommy’s 1956 Chevrolet convertible

I owned this car before going into the service in 1966.

The '56 Chevy is coming along nicely | Tommy Edwards photo

The ’56 Chevy is coming along nicely | Tommy Edwards photo

I owned this car before going into the service in 1966. I loved this car more than most girls at the time. I would come home on leave and blow the dust out and find a second love to share a ride and maybe a park with us.

Anyway, I had phoned my dad that I was going to come home and take it back to my post since i was furthering my college classes after my duty hours. He said that car wouldn’t make it and I responded and said it had only 36,000 miles on it and ran great. I said I would be coming home that weekend and take it back

When I flew in I found out my dad had sold my car.

Needless the say, I was POed. I took photos of all the cars I had and id numbers in case someone borrowed it. I kept that photo everywhere I went and for 47 years after searching found it in Indianapolis.

I talked to the owner and he was going to restore it but his restorer took off with $50,000 and left the car in pieces. I found it on eBay. Unbelievable!

I checked and he had the right numbers but the car was getting new metal everywhere and had no motor or suspension.

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Now it is mostly done, all has painted and the interior done. Best of everything now, just waiting until I can get all my friends to help me finish it.

— Tommy Edwards, Vanleer TN

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