So far as tri-five Chevys go, the two-door hardtop fashions steal a lot of the limelight within the collector neighborhood. However there’s something particular and distinctive to be stated a couple of four-door hardtop, particularly when it’s executed up professionally with a completely documented restoration and a stack of information.
“All the time garage-kept and thoroughly maintained,” the itemizing states. “Now we have a stack of information again to 1974. In 2005 it underwent a restoration with all-new paint within the unique Larkspur Blue; new chrome and trim items have been added.” A show board exhibiting a photographic chronology of the restoration course of is saved within the trunk and accompanies the sale.
The Bel Air identify first appeared as a trim stage on two-door hardtops within the Chevrolet model lineup in 1950, named after a rich neighborhood in Los Angeles. The nameplate transitioned to change into a standalone model in 1953 and was positioned on the higher finish of the Chevrolet hierarchy.
A second era launched in 1955 and introduced with it important adjustments to design and engineering; exterior strains integrated extra shoebox-style traits versus rounded fenders. Updates for 1956 and 1957 advanced the brand new look, and in 1957, Bel Air fashions obtained the long-lasting giant tailfins and a “twin rocket” hood design. In all, six completely different physique types have been provided, together with variations of two-door and four-door hardtops, sedans, convertibles, and station wagons.
This Bel Air comes within the four-door hardtop selection and obtained some further styling aptitude courtesy of fender skirts and a continental package mounted on the rear. Momentum is derived from a 283cid V8 that’s fed by a Holley four-barrel carburetor and mated to a rebuilt Powerglide computerized transmission. The vendor states that the automotive runs easily.
“The automotive is show-ready and is a superb driver. Prepared for cruising the coast this 12 months,” the itemizing says.
Better of all, this Bel Air comes as a bundle take care of a lot of supporting memorabilia, together with a baseball cap, a jacket, a software package, the aforementioned restoration documentation, awards, a store handbook, and two vast whitewall spare tires (one within the trunk and one contained in the continental package).
The vendor is asking $34,900 or greatest supply for this distinctive hardtop and the entire above objects.