A Grateful Dead crew-owned 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan used to transport Jerry Garcia and other not
Lot 173•W
A Grateful Dead crew-owned 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan used to transport Jerry Garcia and other notables [VIN # VC56L035584], 1970s-1990s
US$ 8,000 - 10,000
£5,100 - 6,400
amended

Lot Details
A Grateful Dead crew-owned 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan used to transport Jerry Garcia and other not A Grateful Dead crew-owned 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan used to transport Jerry Garcia and other not A Grateful Dead crew-owned 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan used to transport Jerry Garcia and other not
A Grateful Dead crew-owned 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan used to transport Jerry Garcia and other notables [VIN # VC56L035584], 1970s-1990s
Acquired by a Grateful Dead crew member in 1975 and then gifted to his step son [the runner for the G.D.] in 2003; in good running condition; V8 engine, automatic, original California car as it was manufactured in Los Angeles, vintage California black plates "GPX 253," re-painted white on purple, re-chromed, updated stereo and upholstery, Vehicle ID Number [VIN] VC56L035584; a customized 'Steal Your Face' logo is stitched on inside rear deck of car; successful bidder will be responsible for obtaining new registration for car (its current registration expires in August 2009) and for proper transfer of its title (the current pink slip will be included). (Please note car is not in mint condition and shows signs of age and wear: rust, dings, dents, scratches, etc.) Included is a 'letter of provenance' from the former runner for the G.D. from 1980 to 1995, outlining how he obtained this car as well as one from the former crew member who gave this car to the runner.

Footnotes

  • "This 1956 Chevy Bel Air was given to me by a longtime crew member for The Grateful Dead (who owned this car for a number of years) five years ago. The car was customized in San Rafael, California by the same shop used by many Hell's Angels for their bikes; it was repainted and re-chromed and the “Steal Your Face” logo was embroidered on the rear deck. The crew member who gave this car to me told me that he drove Jerry Garcia and other band members around in it for decades and that they all had some great adventures in her. This car has been a beloved part of the Grateful Dead Family for thirty-three years and it was used at some point as the inspiration for artwork on a Grateful Dead backstage pass.
    -Former runner

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