The purpose of this Blog

This blog is to detail my 43 years (1973 - 2016) with a 1928 Chevrolet tourer, affectionately called "The Red Chev".

The acquisition, restoration, improvements and my experiences over the years are covered in as much detail as I can remember.

Some of the later postings include car club outings and other vintage car items that I hope will be of interest to people.

If you have the time, scroll back to where it all began in 1973 and follow the journey so far.

Thanks for dropping by.

Regards Ray Dean


See my new section "The Red Chev - Repairs, Improvements, Maintenance and Technical Details" located on the left hand side of the screen.




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Friday, May 18, 2012

Is This GM's Rarest Car (can anyone confirm, true or false)

The following was sent to me, and I am happy to get any feedback as to wether its true or false.

IS THIS THE WORLD'S RAREST GM AUTOMOBILE


This is the Oldsmobile car that in 1954 could have 'killed' the Corvette.

When Chevy was developing its 6-cyl. Corvette sports car with its 2-speed "powerglide" transmission and side curtains, here was a sports car from Oldsmobile with a big old V-8 and power windows.

So Chevrolet, being GM's big sales and profit division, campaigned to GM to 'kill' this car. So GM said no to Oldsmobile on building this car.

The world's rarest automobile: a 1954 Concept Oldsmobile Rocket F88 - the only one in existence. John S. Hendricks, (Discovery Communications founder) paid in excess of 3 million to acquire this 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept Car.

After spending decades as a collection of parts stuffed into wooden crates, the F-88 was reassembled.


In 1954, the F-88 was a Motorama Dream Car, and was one of only two, or an unconfirmed possible three, ever created.
The F-88 seen here is literally the only car left of its kind, and was sold to John and Maureen Hendricks at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, for an unbelievable $3,240,000.
This acquisition made automotive history and is in the cornerstone of the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum in its own special room in a rotating display, worthy of the F-88!
































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