At the side of the four door car, Curtice stopped again. Why should the belt line be straight and unbroken? he asked. When a designer explained that only the two-door models would have a racy dip in the belt line, Curtice suggested: don’t you think we might try it on a four-door type, too? As he left the room, modellers set to work making the suggested changes. A few days later Red Curtice was back to see the results. Said he: “That’s it!” Those two words were the signal for GM’s Chevrolet division to spend some $US300 million to turn the clay model into a car on the production line - the biggest expenditure for a new model in auto history.” After Curtis had approved the package there were more changes, the biggest of which was the grille. It was originally planned that the ’55 grille would be similar to that on 1954 cars. GM’s styling boss, Harley Earl did not particularly like the carry over idea. After a trip to the European auto shows in late 1953 he saw the egg crate grille of a Ferrari and ordered a similar one be tried on the Chevrolet. Earl liked the result and, because he was the boss, that was that. By 28th October 1954 cars were moving into dealerships. For 1956 the car was given a facelift. Ken Pickering, who was in the Chevrolet design studio at the time, 1956 20