“... I used to have one of those once ... ”

That's what anyone who has owned a classic ’55, ’56 or ’57 Chevy will tell you — usually accompanied by their regret over letting their Shoebox Chevy pass to another owner.

I bought my 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air two-door hard top in October 1979. It became a labor of love (and money). My dad, who opposed my purchase of such an old car, later came to appreciate it, even helping me with its restoration.

This site chronicles the 31-1/2 years I owned the car; yes, I finally decided to sell the car, which I did on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. This ends a chapter in my life, but starts a new one -- and creates a new beginning for the car with its new owner at the car (and former owner) push into their 50s.