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Chuck Spielman of Great Neck, New York, owns this 57 that the Bloomington Gold judges named a Benchmark®. It has also received awards from the NCRS including 12 Top Flight at regional and national levels, and a Duntov award. It has also been awarded the Triple Crown award which consists of winning a Bloomington Gold, Vettefest Gold Spinner, and an NCRS Top Flight Award.
What probably helped this beauty win was that the original owner was meticulous to the point of recording all fuel purchases, and the second owner, from whom Chuck bought the car, was a paint chemist for DuPont who not only knew how to get the most from the original paint, but passed the tips on to Chuck.
We call this 57 a restoration handbook on wheels.