Richie Valles' 1959 Chevrolet

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Richie Valles 1959 Chevrolet El Camino at the 2008 Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend
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1959 Chevrolet El Camino owned and built by Richie Valles. Richie restyled his car by shaving the door handles and emblems. Once the bodywork was completed, Richie painted the car in a tinted metallic base with a Sea Green pearl sprayed over it. The inside of the pickup bed, roof, and the inserts of the sidetrim were painted in a green metallic flake. Candy green was applied over the flake. The car was fitted with a set of 14x7 inch Astro Supremes sporting Coker Premium Sport 5.20-14s with 5/8-inch whitewalls. Air-bags are used to slam the car to the ground. The car was upholstered by Santana's Upholstery in Santa Fe Springs. The original steering wheel was swapped for a more luxurious 1959 Chevrolet Impala wheel. The El Camino debuted in 2007 at the Cruisin' Nationals in Paso Robles.

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