Show and shine: Woodburn man proud of Chevy

THIS bright green 1939 Chevrolet, pictured, was rusting in a paddock about nine years ago.

But Woodburn man Adrian Dehoon could see its potential, so he took the car in and transformed it into something special.

"It was out in a paddock at Wyrallah and I happened to see it," Mr Dehoon said.

After a bit of research, Mr Dehoon discovered the Chev had originally been owned by a man in Coraki.

Once the car was rebuilt he tracked down descendants of the original owner and took them for a ride.

Restoring the Chev was a six-year project, but Mr Dehoon said it was worth it.

"I am very proud," he said.

"I kept it very local - the upholstery was done in Evans Head and the paintwork was done in Casino.

"Even though I've worked really hard on the car, it isn't something that gets kept in the shed.

"I take it to tennis or to Evans Head to get fish and chips.

"Working on this car was something I did for myself."



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