Eindhoven collector obtains particular American Chevy

Basic automotive collector Frans Mandigers from Eindhoven, not too long ago turned the proud proprietor of a really particular automotive. He obtained an American Chevrolet from 1936. This Chevy is a pleasant addition to his assortment of basic automobiles.

Mandigers turned obsessed with massive American automobiles at an early age. “As a baby, I usually visited my household. They all the time overpassed me,” says Mandigers laughingly. “I used to be admiring my uncle’s 1958 Chevrolet.”

For a big a part of his life, Mandigers labored in promoting. After the recession, he determined to mix his two nice passions: portray and outdated automobiles.

“I inherited these passions from my grandfathers”, states Mandigers. “One grandfather was a painter and the opposite was a automotive mechanic.”

Mandigers now has his personal firm, the place he and some mates change automobiles into “ugly”, as he himself places it. “We make them look older than they’re, by portray them in a particular means.”


The Chevy isn’t Mandigers’ first basic automotive. “I needed a automotive from the 40s. I have already got automobiles from the 70s, 60s and 50s.”

So when Mandigers discovered an American basic automotive fanatic from Philadelphia owned an outdated Chevrolet from 1936, he needed it. The 12 months has a particular which means for him: “1936 can be the 12 months through which my grandfather died.”

Mandigers is the automotive’s proud proprietor because the 2nd of January. “It’s all the time thrilling to see the situation of the automotive for the primary time, particularly after such an extended journey from America”.

His newest acquisition doesn’t want a lot work. “The person I purchased it from, had already made the automotive technically sound. We are actually going to make the automotive look even ‘older’, by portray it.”

One other particular characteristic this automotive will receive: the watch of Mandigers’ deceased grandfather. It’s going to get a particular place on this particular basic automotive.

Mandigers plans to make a number of excursions along with his newest acquisition. “However in the long run, it’s extra about having the automotive and dealing on it with my mates,” he mentions.

Supply: Studio 040

Translator: Kate