235 CI, TH350, A/C, FACTORY CORRECT COLOR, FILE ON CAR BACK TO 1954, GR8 CRUISER
It's one thing to have a well preserved and restored vintage car, but those of us who want a cut-above classic also look for something we can drive, too. That's what gets us excited about this 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air. Not only does it look fantastic with its factory-correct colors and 10,000-watt chrome smile, but also you'll notice subtle upgrades (like modern air conditioning) to this very vintage package.
The top-of-the-line Bel Air added plenty more bright trim, and the place you first notice it on the roof. The full window surrounds and complete bright c-pillar makes for a terrific separating line for the two-tone Fiesta Cream and Hunter Green paint scheme. These factory-correct hues with modern luster give this classic '50s Chevy a very cool Art Deco feeling. Plus, there's great detail work with the paint, like how there's a streak of green within the rear fenders. And while you're likely busy noticing the original wheel covers and whitewalls, in-between you can see another peek at the Hunter Green paint. There's more great detail work with period-correct pieces like the windshield visor and rear fender skirts. But what you really love about a well maintained American classic is the mirror-like brightwork. Besides the roof trim, the Bel Air correctly has brightwork running the full length of the side, outlining the lower rear fenders, surrounding every exterior light, and smiling with a shiny toothy grille. And a total package like this only comes on the best classics, that's why there are files on this that go back to 1954!
When you open the door, you get more great reminders of how well this one has been cared for over all the decades. In fact, the consignor states the plastic cover has been protecting both rows of the fabric seats since new. So you truly get a time capsule appearance! The option lists were a lot shorter in 1954, which gives this car an uncluttered appearance of a simpler time. The steering column is uncomplicated, with a big wheel to help make turning a breeze. Behind it are just two stalks – one for the turn signal and the other to shift the automatic transmission. But because this is a premium Bel Air, there have been some very nice upgrades to keep it a great cruising classic in modern times. There's auxiliary gauges, seatbelts, and the AM/FM radio with aux input and digital tuner has a retro appearance to give you modern tunes without spoiling the vintage atmosphere. Plus, the modern R134a air conditioning means you will enjoy taking this out all-year long.
Open up the hood and the honesty of this classic continues. Chevrolet only had one engine choice this year to rely on for everything from the Corvette to its pickup trucks. The 235 cubic-inch Blue Flame six-cylinder motor provided reliable power and good torque to keep these chrome machines cruising down the road. It shows quite nice with the bold blue block and oil bath air cleaner. And because this is a true modern cruiser, it has been upgraded with the right pieces, including an alternator, 12-volt electrics, and a TH350 three-speed automatic transmission. This even has a Fat Man two-inch drop spindle kit and dual exhaust to give "Peggy Sue" a bit of extra flair on the road.
Here's the finest of '50s motoring, preserved to grab all the attention you can handle today. This classic Bel Air will wow plenty of people, and it's comfortable enough so that you can show it off to them all. Don't miss out, call today!
- Cloth Interior
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Maintenance Records
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Suspension
- A Arm with coil over
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Springs w/ Shocks
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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