March 2015



’57 Chevys and Carl Mitcham go together like salt and pepper.  Since 1957, Carl has loved ’57 Chevys when he bought his first one brand new.  Carl has built over 25 Tri Five Chevys (he’s lost count), mostly ’57 Convertibles with dual four barrels and all top point earners at shows all over the country.  In fact it was back in 1979 that Carl showed one of his ’57’s at the Dallas Regional Classic Chevy Convention and took 1st place in Trailered Restored, Best Paint, Best Interior and People’s Choice!  This would set a trend for a Carl Mitcham built Chevy for the future!  He became an ‘authority’ on Tri Five Chevys, especially ‘57’s.  This one he says will be the last one he builds – and if true, he did himself proud!  Check out the specs to the right, and better yet check it out at a show if you can.  This car is outstanding!          

-          Originally built by Chevrolet in first week of production in Atlanta GA 1956

-          Frame off restoration in 2014 of original, rust free, unrestored car with 65,000 miles

-          Car purchased in Connecticut ‘rust free’ and restored in Texas

-          Power Windows

-          Power Steering

-          Power Pack 283 with 220 HP (4 barrel carb with dual exhaust)

-          Wonderbar Radio

-          Back up lights

-          Powerglide Transmission

-          Power Top

-          Paint by Jim Welch

-          Upholstery by Ricky Riggs

-          Assembled by Carl Mitcham