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Five minutes with … a classic car collector

Chad Spangler Post Independent
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Name: Ray StatlerAge: 61

Birth place: Cape Girardeau, Mo.Currently lives in: RifleOccupation: RetiredCar: Orange 1957 Chevrolet 150 model. The license plate says “Last 1”

Why did you come out to the classic car show? We enjoy doing it.How did you end up getting this car? I told my wife I’d build one for her. This is actually her car. We love ’57s. I had one when I was in the service. She picked out the color – actually, it’s two different colors. There’s not another car with this color on it. When did you get the Chevy? Three years ago. I finished it a couple of months ago.What kind of work did you do on it? Everything. I bought it for two grand and it did run but the engine was no good. I re-did everything but the interior.



How much was that worth? I’ve got over $20,000 in it without labor. It appraised for $41,000. With labor, I figure that’s what I’ve got in it.Does it have a nickname? No. Not this one. I’m not going to build any more cars. … The joke is this is the fourth car we’ve had that license plate on. (The license plate says “Last 1”).Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO


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