RID­ING ON CLOUD 8

Duane Miller Jr.’s ’58 Chevy Bel Air

Low Rider - - TABLE OF CONTENTS - STORY & PHO­TOS BY PHIL GOR­DON

Hav­ing to sell your ’64 Im­pala to score on a ’58 doesn’t pose much of a prob­lem. In fact, it’s pretty much a no-brainer and a deal that most of us would go for. But when it comes to fi­nally own­ing one, the haunt­ing ques­tion is whether or not you’ll be cut­ting it to in­stall some hy­dros—at which point there are two camps: those who will and those who won’t.

Yet like most of us who be­long to the lat­ter camp, we’ll suf­fer with the idea of cut­ting such a pre­cious car. We be­gin to think about the rar­ity of the car, what oth­ers will think about the re­sale value, but af­ter weeks and some­times months of con­tem­pla­tion, most of us will fi­nally give in and do the deed, and this is ex­actly the case for Duane Miller and his su­per­clean ’58.

A long­time fan of clas­sic Chevro­lets, the time had come to fi­nally own one of his own. Af­ter much de­bate, he sided with pas­sion over profit and de­cided that hy­draulics were life and he cut it. Call him wrong, we’ll call him right, be­cause at the end of the day life is about ful­fill­ing the prom­ises you made to your­self and if you never have plans on re­selling it then why worry about profit.

To read his full story, visit us on­line at lowrider.com.

"AT THE END OF THE DAY LIFE IS ABOUT FUL­FILL­ING THE PROM­ISES YOU MADE TO YOUR­SELF."

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