SLEEK CUSTOM PAINT, LEATHER INTERIOR, 383 STROKER, 700R4, SERPENTINE, R134 A/C!!
This 1952 Chevrolet Bel Air is a fantastic example of getting it right. From the ultra-clean bodywork to the luxurious interior filled with modern conveniences to the 383 cubic inch stroker motor, it masters the art of looking cool without trying too hard.
Hardtops were all the rage in 1952 and the sleek pillarless look makes this Chevy look truly spectacular. Of course, a lot of that comes from the tasteful modifications to the bodywork that looks smooth without distracting you from the awesome shape. Shaved door handles and side trim, a nosed and decked hood, and the removal of the emblems from the trunk result in a car that has a definite Chevy look without all the needless ornamentation. The gorgeous burgundy paint suits the sleek coupe just fine, a nice blend of a classic color and a modern look, and the workmanship is quite good overall. The doors fit well, the bulging rear fenders give it a performance look, and custom pinstripes on the hood and along the length of the body are the only extra ornamentation that this car needs. They kept the two-piece windshield, which is a popular old-school look, but the glass is expertly tinted to help with the updated look. And there's plenty of chrome that looks great against the dark red finish, again super smooth to make the car look clean.
The luxurious gray leather interior uses buckets from a late-model car, custom door panels, and a fabricated center console to really bring things up to date. Those buckets were recontoured and reshaped to fit in the '52, and the shortened seat backs look right by staying below the beltline. Burgundy carpets match the painted dashboard to give it a bit of contrast, and all the modern conveniences are here: A/C, a powerful AM/FM/CD stereo system, power windows, and a tilt steering column. Auto Meter gauges were neatly installed in the original instrument panel, with auxiliary gauges in the custom center console, which also houses the stereo system and late-model shifter for the automatic transmission. The rest of the dash looks fairly stock, save for a smooth fairing underneath for the A/C ducts, offering a highly finished look. There's a full back seat for taking some friends with you, as well as a nicely appointed trunk that's upholstered to match the interior.
Originally a bit tame, this Chevy now moves with the assistance of a built 383 cubic inch stroker motor that's been detailed for show. Reflected in a polished stainless firewall, the burly small block is covered in chrome and features dual Holley 4-barrels up top for instantaneous throttle response at any speed. There's a big aluminum radiator, a serpentine belt drive system, and power steering to make it reliable and easy to drive every day and you can see that they took great pains to conceal the wiring and plumbing in the engine bay. The stout small block is backed by a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission and a color-matched rear end, and the soundtrack is by Flowmaster. It's not quite as detailed underneath, but it was definitely built to drive so undercoating keeps it protected and modern shocks and front disc brakes give it a modern feel. Vintage-looking Cragar mags are fitted and carry staggered 215/65/15 front and 235/70/15 rear BFG radials.
Nicely built and a pleasure to drive, this neat little Chevy is built just the way you'd do it for yourself. So why not save yourself the time and effort and just come get this one today? Call now!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Leather Seats
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Remote Door Openers
- Tilt Wheel
- Body Style
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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