Iconic 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne with ostentatious tail fins – Our Ref AP450
If I was asked to choose only one car out of all the makes and models ever built, then it would be the 1957 Chevrolet Belair. It was an Iconic model. But when it comes to being garish, ostentatious and even over the top, then the 1959 Chevrolet range would win hands down. The tail fins were big, really big. But beautiful. The registration plate is for the town of Kleinmond in the Western Cape where this 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne hangs.
The Ford and Chrysler Groups were no match for the General Motors Corporation’s Chevrolet brand. Even Pontiac, which was a leading General Motors brand came nowhere close to the 1959 Chevrolets. This “Cityscape” is an acrylic painting on a canvas covered board and measures 305 x 230 mm or 9 x 12 inches.
I am busy with another Chevrolet painting as well as a 1934 Dodge Pickup. There is another, completed work called Old Car and Windmill which features another General Motors Car – a 1948 Buick, but I need to create the page before you will be able to see it!