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The ''Lil'' Deuce Coupe built by Clarence ''Chili'' Catallo

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This is original Little Deuce Coupe ,

featured on the cover of the Beach Boy's album, of the same name. The car originally was the creation of Clarence "Chili" Catallo of Detroit, Mich. It went through basically four renovations before becoming the famous Little Deuce Coupe.
I was fortunate to be a part of the very beginnings of this legendary coupe and here is the story of the early years of the car.
Clarence "Chili" Catallo was a member of our car club called the Trompers and he was a good friend and fellow car nut even though he was only 15. My parents had a grocery store called the Village Market and his parents bought the store from my parents and that is how we met. I was working for a gas station the next block down from the grocery store and that was the start of the "Lil Deuce Coupe".


Bob Nugent