August 8, 2013

Someone and Something Wonderful: Grace and Her '57 Chevy

In 1957, Grace Braeger of West Bend traded in her old car, threw down $2,250 hard-earned dollars and bought a '57 Chevy. Since that day long ago, it's been her only car. "I was raised during the Depression and we learned to take care of things."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 8, 2013 8:37 AM
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Oh man! That was great to see...thanks!

Posted by: KMM (CT) at August 8, 2013 9:08 AM

No new-fangled seat belts either.

Posted by: james wilson at August 8, 2013 10:22 AM

I love that! Looking for a late 50's model Chevy Pickup truck to rehab. It's going to be a retirement project with my little brother. After seeing this I may need to consider a car ... that chrome ... wow!

Posted by: DeAnn Crowley at August 8, 2013 1:04 PM

That is a 4 door "Hard Top" very rare. Lovely lady.


Posted by: Bill Henry at August 8, 2013 10:17 PM

A lady after my own heart. I owned a '93 Dodge Intrepid, which I would cheerfully have driven until I died (and almost did when I fell asleep and totaled it).

They don't make 'em like this any more.

Posted by: creeper at August 9, 2013 7:13 AM

I liked the fuel door in the rear tail light. Rear fuel door and fuel doors near electrical equipment didn't last too long.

Posted by: Potsie at August 9, 2013 10:47 AM