BEAUTIFUL RESTOMOD W/ ZZ4 350 V8, AUTO, PS, PWR FRT DISCS, GREAT PAINT/INTERIOR!
No question the 1958 Chevrolet is a landmark automobile, and has rapidly eclipsed its popular Tri-Five siblings in terms of desirability and value. This stunning 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop resto-mod retains everything that was great about the stunning Bel Air, and adds a bunch of horsepower to create what is perhaps the ultimate '50s luxury/performance coupe.
The '58 Chevy never looks so good as when it's dressed in two-tone colors: period-perfect and emphasizing the dramatic one-year-only styling. Restored a few years ago, they were aiming to create the ultimate '58, so the doors fit extremely well, the gaps are even, and all that glittering trim was painstakingly aligned to give it the look the designers dreamed of in '58. Two-stage urethane creates an impossibly high shine that will look this good for years and years, and this car does wear its original code 963 Tropical Turquoise over Arctic White paint scheme. All the correct Bel Air trim and badges were faithfully replaced when it was dry, and it's worth noting that nothing was shaved or deleted, so the car has a great 1950s look. A small fortune was spent on chrome, from the massive bumpers to the delicate fins atop the front fenders, all of it is shiny, bright, and ideal for the big hardtop. Very impressive!
Although there's a lot of new stuff under the skin, the interior was restored to factory specifications using code 835 Turquoise tri-tone upholstery as original. The beautiful seats feature patterned inserts that are comfortable as well as stylish, and you'll note that the two-tone paint scheme even wraps into the door jambs. The factory gauges have all been restored, and they're joined by a trio of Auto Meter dials under the dash, along with a monster tach. The transmission is, of course, a TH350 3-speed automatic, but it's very cleverly hidden with the original shifter still in place. A modern digital AM/FM/cassette stereo has been fitted in the original slot, which powers speakers on the rear package shelf and there's a CD changer in the trunk. And as a full-sized cruiser, this car also includes a massive cargo bay, which is correctly fitted with a rubber mat and vintage spare tire assembly.
A fresh ZZ4 350 cubic inch crate motor lives under the hood, giving this vintage Bel Air a new lease on life. It's all fresh hardware, including the Holley 4-barrel carburetor up top, so it starts easily, idles well, and drives like a more modern piece. It's not over-detailed, but instead has a functional, almost OEM look that we like, because it suggests that driving was the builder's priority. You'll note a modern alternator, a Saginaw power steering system, and power front disc brakes with a fresh master cylinder and booster. Long-tube headers and a beautiful custom 2.5-inch Flowmaster exhaust system give it an impressive sound there are new shocks all around. The rest of the chassis is pretty much original, but you can see that this was never a rust bucket and not many 1950s cars work better than a '58 Chevy. And for just the right stance, 20-inch Foose mags were selected and wrapped in 245/35/20 front and giant 275/35/20 rear performance radials.
This is an extremely impressive '58 Bel Air that captures not only the best of what was possible at the time, but everything that it could be with just a bit of modern technology. And if you'd ever like to take it back to original, the seller has the original 283 V8 and PowerGlide transmission available as well. Call today!
- Build Receipts
- AM/FM Radio
- Cloth Interior
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Maintenance Records
- Exterior Color
- Arctic White
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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