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Owned by Kevin Mangum
"B Chitto Pappy"
Bolter # 21109
Kenner, Louisiana

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24 August 2009
# 2651

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From Kevin :

This is my 1965 Chevrolet Short Stepside pickup truck, known in these parts as Pearl. I am the third owner of this truck that was purchased in 2006. At that time, it had 64,112 miles on it.

Pearl was originally a Texas farm truck. She came from the assembly plant in St. Louis, MO as a basic stock truck with no options. There is not one piece of chrome anywhere. That is why I knew that this was the truck for me at first sight.

I really appreciate originality so the plan from the start was to keep her a stock survivor. I have always felt that the small dents and dings just add character.

New tires have been added, along with new wood in the bed. A protective paint job is planned soon. Upon retirement, my wife and I plan to move with Pearl to our riverside cabin in Mississippi and live the small town country life.


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