Joe Boliba's 1956 Chevrolet

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An early, mildly restyled, version of the car was shown in the official program for the 2nd annual Miss D-Elegane Custom Auto Show.This version was owned by Frank Boliba, Jr., and it was named "Miss Candy" after its Candy Apple Red paint job.
A photo of The Golden Corona taken at the 1962 San Jose Autorama. This photo shows an early iteration of The Golde Corona as it appeared before it received a DeSoto grille as a bumper. Photo from The James Handy Photo Collection.
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The Golden Corona on the cover of Custom Cars February 1959
The Golden Corona on the cover of Trend Book 189 Custom Cars 1960 Annual
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Photo by George Barris
A pearl white version of the car was shown in the official program for the 2nd annual Miss D-Elegane Custom Auto Show. This version featured a brand new upholstery by Jerry Sahagon.

1956 Chevrolet Convertible originally owned by Frank Boliba, Jr., of Niles, California. When Frank owned the car, it was mildly customized and painted Candy Apple Red with gold trim. This version was known as "Miss Candy".[1] Miss Candy was shown at the ninth annual National Roadster Show, February 15-23, 1958. By then the car was owned by Joe Boliba, also he from Niles. At the show Joe won an award for having the best car in the Semi Custom Convertible class.[2]


Miss Candy was later converted into "The Golden Corona" by Joe Bailon of Bailon Custom Shop for Joe Boliba. The Golden Corona was radically restyled and painted in Gold with Candy Apple Red trim. Another version of Joe's Chevrolet, restyled by Joe Bailon as well, is shown in the official program for the 2nd annual Miss D-Elegane Custom Auto Show held January 28 - 31, 1960. This version, known as "Pearl White", had been painted in white pearl and received a brand new upholstery by Jerry Sahagon.[3]


Magazine Features

Custom Cars November 1958
Custom Cars January 1959
Custom Cars February 1959
Trend Book 189 Custom Cars 1960 Annual


References

  1. 2nd Annual Miss D-Elegane Custom Auto Show Official Program
  2. Oakland Tribune, Tuesday, Fab. 25, 1958
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named missed


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