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’57 Eave Chevy Special :: Cutaway Illustration By C.O. La Tourette

By June 14, 2012Cars

From Sports Car Illustrated – November, 1957.

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“Every hot-blooded male that is lucky enough to spectate at, or participate in, a road event departs at the day’s end with an almost overwhelmingly desire to own ‘that fabulous Ferrari’. The only difference was that Larry [Eave] didn’t want to buy one of Enzo’s screamers; he wanted to build a car that would stay with them.”
– from storm from the northwest. eave chevy special

’57 Eave Chevy Special

The car was built, in Portland, by Larry Eave with a Chevrolet small block motor by Chuck Rich. The car had a semi-truss, mostly ladder, frame. A modified model A Ford rear axle fitted with a Halibrand quick change unit and Ford three speed transmission completed the drive train. The front suspension consisted of a specially fabricated tubular axle and transverse spring.

+ Source: ’57 Eave Chevy Special :: Cutaway Illustration By C.O. La Tourette :: Sports Car Illustrated – November, 1957
 
 

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