Lot 2006
1954 Chevrolet Bel Air Tribute Car
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VIN: 54N103698 Mileage: 90,000 showing

With a 235.5 cu in (3.9 L) Blue Flame inline 6 cylinder engine producing 125 horsepower and a two-speed Power Glide transmission with column shift.

A repaint in the correct Pueblo Tan, with white roof and trim on rear fender. The wheel covers are also present. With Firestone whitewall tires and the original style hubcaps. The interior refinished in a beige leather-like vinyl with velour herringbone style inserts. The new brown carpet and cloth headliner are like new. The dash was refinished as well. An aftermarket radio has been added in the glovebox.

In 1954, Elvis Presley, Bill Black, and Scotty Moore started touring after the release "That's Alright, Mama." They did so in Scotty's wife Bobbie's 1953 Bel Air. This car is believed to be a tribute car owned by Scotty Moore, not the original car. There are articles discussing her 1953 Bel Air; Scotty refers to it as a 1954 in other sources. It is also referred to as being Sun Gold in color with a white top. This car is Pueblo Tan from the factory. A Tennessee title is present that shows ownership of this car in 1997 to Scotty Moore, 4104 Blueberry Hill Road in Nashville, Tennessee. Scotty had a recording studio in his home named Blueberry Hill Studios, and many albums have been produced there. Mr. Redmond bought the car from a gentleman in Burlington, North Carolina who bought it from Scotty Moore at a car show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in 2010.

This lot subject to reserve. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer. 15% Buyer's Premium for LLA live-online and absentee bidding. 20% buyer's premium for live internet bidding through Live Auctioneers. For winning bidders in NC, license plate and titling of vehicle will be obtained by Leland Little Auctions NCFL# 7452, provided all applicable fees and taxes are paid.

From the Estate of Glenn (Big Dog) Marshall Redmond Jr. Greensboro, North Carolina.

He was an all star kicker at NE Guilford High School who never missed a field goal, musician, trophied pool player, fisherman, and father. A 29 time winner of The Big Dog Shootout at Piedmont Dragway in Julian, North Carolina. A race car owner and driver, his cars were well known regionally. Stories tell that his twin turbo Buick Grand National was finally banned from racing at Piedmont, as he couldn't be beaten. This led to further twin turbo bans. He was known to lift the wheels of his cars during starts and was nicknamed Superman, because he made his cars fly. His other race cars included several Buick Grand Nationals, a 63' Split Window Corvette in Superman livery, and a Camaro he called the Strawberry Rocket. He collected other cars and motorcycles, some of which are presented here.

Chrome and interior in wonderful condition; original seals in front and rear glass remain; new felt and rubber in doors and trunk; original jack and spare tire remain; lenses and badges appear like new; recently serviced, after remaining in storage for many years.

Paint with some orange peel present to roof; minor paint overspray to some trim pieces; transmission has a leak at seal and will need addressing, as well as a minor engine oil leak; rear brake cylinders may need replacing soon; some filler present in rear quarters; passenger floor pan replaced adequately, rest of body appears original; no other apparent concerns.