Grace Braeger and her 57 LADY are featured in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article by Jim Stingl

Photo courtesy Mark Hoffman

Oct. 15, 2017 – West Bend, WI – It’s a story we told you about nearly a month ago as Grace Braeger of West Bend says it’s time to sell her ’57 Chevy Bel Aire.

Jim Stingl wrote about it in Sunday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  A portion of the article is below.


It’s time, Grace Braeger says. Time to sell her shiny black 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, the car she bought 60 years ago Sunday and the only one she has driven since then.

“I just think I’m ready.”

She had the same thought when the car turned 50 and again at 55 and 57, but this time she insists she means it. And she won’t cry when the buyer drives away. 

I want to believe her, but this sweet ride and this sweet woman have been inseparable for so long. The license plate, 57 LADY, refers to them both. It’s like they’re powered by the same 8-cylinder heart.


To read the rest of the Jim Stingl article click HERE.

If anyone is interest in purchasing Braeger’s car, serious buyers with a fair price can contact her at [email protected]


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