1958 Chevy Biscayne, Vintage Classic Car in Holbrok, Arizona on Route 66
This is a view of a vintage 1950's classic car (Chevy?) found in Holbrok, Arizona on Route 66. The photo was taken by Jonas Hansson, a very good Swedish friend of mine, on his trip with his father Hans in 2006 (via their vintage Volvo PV convertible) across the USA on Route 66. With Jonas' permission, I've been selecting some of my favorite photos of their road trip along the "Mother Road" and doing some post processing... enhancing, cropping, tone mapping, special effects, etc. The original photo for this shot was not great and the background was not good either. I used Photoshop to isolate the car and then Photoshop filter "Fractalius" to enhance the photo and turn it into a drawing. This is one that really looks much better when viewed large.
Below is a link to Hans and Jonas' blog about their historic trip:
Thank you Flickr member gswetsky for identifying this car as a 1958 Chevy Biscayne.
INFORMATION ON THE 1958 CHEVY BISCAYNE
The 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne was Chevy's new middle priced series and was produced in both a 2 door and 4 door versions. The 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne was elegant for a mid priced car. As with all 1958 Chevy's it was longer looking and wider, too. The 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne offered dual road lights, gull-wing fashioned rear fenders and new thin line pillar styling just like the more expensive Bel Air Impala and Bel Air models. There was no compromise with roominess with wide doors for easy in and out. Biscayne interiors had bright basket weaves and leather grain vinyl in shades that matched exterior color. The last Biscayne was produced in 1972.
Production figures for the 1958 Chevrolet was 1,142,460. Biscayne sales amounted to about 100,000 of this total. One Chevy ad said - "You see it in the glamorous sport car look that all new Chevy sedans wear". "New slim door pillar styling is the secret, and the roof lines were inches lower"! said another. With the introduction of the Biscayne you can see why all the 1958 Chevrolet's were the most complete new car in its class.