1958 Chevy Phantom - El Nomado

Joe Cherry Designed A Vehicle That Could And Should Have Been Available From General Motors In 1958.

Mike Ficacci Jan 1, 2009 0 Comment(s)

In the shell, Joe installed a Pioneer Premium stereo system complete with MP3 player, DVD, and satellite radio. He dolled the interior up in crme leather for the custom seats, dash and door panels and finished it off with a tan Burberry carpet. "It's custom everything from the molded headliner, Air Ride controls, A/C controls, shifter, gauge mounts, power windows, and power seats. Even the glass in the car is all custom cut," he told us. On the outside, PPG supplied the paint for a three-stage mix of Sunset Red over Brickyard Red over Cranberry Tin Table primer, all of which was was applied by Ed Irving from Pine Bush, New York.

This '58 is truly one-of-a-kind. It's not a rare Bow Tie or custom Camaro. In the street rod world, it's what's known as a "phantom"-a car with a body that never actually existed. Should General Motors have begun the El Camino run in 1958? I think so.

Editor's Note: Check out www.superchevy.com for exclusive video of El Nomado being created.

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