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By Earl Swift

ISBN-10: 0062282670

ISBN-13: 9780062282675

An unforgettable ode to American automobile tradition, award-winning writer Earl Swift's clever, humorous, and alluring narrative follows an outlaw-genius motorhead as he makes an attempt to revive an iconic 1957 Chevy from rusted-out damage to sparkling, chromed paintings of yankee art--before the FBI closes in

A vintage '57 Chevy, in wretched form: Its surviving paint is sun-bleached, salt-pocked, and cracked like a dry lakebed. Its engine hasn't became over in years. Slumped between hundreds of thousands of different rusting hulks on a windswept patch of jap North Carolina, the Chevy inspires not one of the Jet Age optimism that made it the main loved and immediately recognizable motor vehicle to ever roll off an meeting line.

But for its not going rescuer--a felon arrested seventy-odd instances, and a guy who's been written off as a damage himself--the Chevy isn't junk, it's a fossil of the twentieth-century American event, of a humans dedicated to and endlessly replaced via the car. For Tommy Arney, it's a bit of heritage, in particular so simply because its decrepit dermis conceals an extraordinary asset: a whole provenance, stretching again greater than fifty years via twelve earlier proprietors. So, hassled by means of banks and the FBI, the Chevy's 13th proprietor embarks on a project to save lots of the automobile and look after the lengthy checklist of human event it consists of with it--before his personal unstable demons doom him and the car.

Earl Swift's masterful narrative charts the moving desires and fortunes of the folk who've gripped this endangered icon's steerage wheel, and within the procedure captures America's unusual and abiding courting with the auto as no ebook has prior to.

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