is original Little Deuce Coupe ,
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".