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; 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.
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.