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A Trip Down Memory Lane: Finding Iconic 1950s Chevrolets At Florida Car Event – HotCars

by Oct 30, 2022Blog0 comments

Sean Devers continues his walk at the Black Diamond car show and finds 3 extremely clean Tri-Five Chevys.
Uncovering a seemingly endless supply of classic cars and sports cars, YouTube channel Junkyard and Barn Finds with Sean continues to explore the Black Diamond Concourse Invitational Car Show in Florida.
Presenter Sean Dever takes viewers along as he investigates everything from Classic 1950s Chevrolet icons to retro-vibe Volkswagens and even a few classic pickups from Ford and Chevy for good measure.
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Dever opens the video with a look at two noteworthy Volkswagens. One is a second-generation VW Minibus in full camper mode. This VW appears ready for overnight adventures with its open sleeper top and placement under a shady tree. An abundance of plaid upholstery reinforces this vehicle’s time machine qualities.
Sitting nearby is a 1968 Volkswagen Beetle that casts aside the idea of keeping things original. It’s an approach that includes a lavender exterior that certainly attracts a lot of attention. Equally noticeable is a roof rack holding a surfboard and coordinating luggage set.
Perhaps the owner is splitting time between a hotel and the beach. The over-the-top treatment continues inside with black quilted upholstery.
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What’s a classic car show without an iconic Chevrolet Bel Air or two (or three)? With this in mind, Dever examines three Tri-Five models that would make any Chevy fan proud. A red and white 1956 Bel Air brings to mind sock hops and drive-in movie theaters thanks to its perfect stock condition.
Meanwhile, a 1957 Bel Air evokes restomod touches with its metallic olive green exterior, lowered stance, and reworked cabin. Yet, another 1957, a cream-colored convertible, gets called out for its stock looks and original Blue Flame Six engine. Dever comments about the rarity of this powerplant, as most got swapped out for a V8 in later years.
Among the numerous classic cars are a handful of pickup trucks from another era. Dever focuses on an immaculate 1950 Ford F1 that underwent an extensive eight-year renovation in 1988. Its gleaming red exterior and flathead V8 under the hood make for a head-turning truck.
Dever fast-forwards to another decade as he comes across a showroom-worthy 1966 Chevrolet C10 pickup. Its crisp black exterior and perfect cargo bed wood flooring don’t hint at the subtle restomod interior, which includes houndstooth upholstery inserts similar to a 1969 Camaro.
With all the amazing classics on display, it's hard to not have feelings of nostalgia during Sean's stroll through the Black Diamond car show.
Source: YouTube/Junkyard and Barn Finds with Sean
Dave Goldberg is a lifelong auto enthusiast and holds a BA in Journalism from The George Washington University. While he leans towards European wheels for his personal driving, Dave gets excited about everything from Acura to Zagato.