SOLID SOUTHERN '52, CRATE 350 V8, AUTO, PWR FRONT DISCS, GREAT DRIVER BEL AIR!!
As many hobbyists have discovered, one of the best ways to get the cool old car of your dreams is to buy someone else's finished project. This 1952 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop, for example, was completed just a few years ago and includes upgrades like a 350 cubic inch V8, A/C, and an updated interior without losing its original charm. So why waste months or years building yours when this one is available for a bargain price? Get out there and start having fun!
You're in luck with this Chevy, because the work was well done, which means very clean sheetmetal that has a classic early '50s look that still hadn't joined the jet age. They left the original look alone, so you still have a hood ornament and that big toothy grille, all of which are part of the car's appeal. The finish is older but still looks good, and it retains a period-perfect look thanks to the colors and light-colored roof. Subtle colors work well on any car from the early '50s, and this one has an honest look that will certainly fool a lot of folks into thinking it's purely stock, which was probably the builder's intention all along. After all, why mess with a good thing? Heck, it's even got a period windshield visor! And the good news is that all the chrome remains in excellent shape and the stainless has been buffed up to look great, making this one smartly dressed little coupe.
The tan cloth interior offers a nice contrast to the brown bodywork, and nobody can argue that it doesn't look inviting and it should wear like iron. Custom buckets from a late-model offer great comfort and support for long hauls, and two-tone door panels continue the factory vibe. There's a custom center console that holds the controls for the Vintage Air A/C system and an AM/FM/CD stereo head unit, as well as a cool storage compartment. The dashboard remains stock, including the original round gauges and big chrome grille in the center, and the A/C vents have been neatly integrated so they stay out of sight. The back seat is big and comfortable, making this a cruiser for the whole family and they've cleverly repurposed the original shifter to manage the TH350 3-speed automatic now living underneath. Pop the trunk and you'll find that it's been neatly carpeted and includes a matching full-sized spare and jack assembly.
Plenty of power is on tap, courtesy of a 350 cubic inch V8 crate motor, and that's horsepower that'll never go out of style. It looks like they worked pretty hard to make it look OEM, from the factory air cleaner assembly to a set of cast iron exhaust manifolds, it was clearly built for reliability. Modern accessories, including a fresh alternator and giant brass radiator mean that it's reliable as well as fun to drive. Body-colored inner fenders and firewall provide a backdrop for the engine itself, and someone obviously spent some time making the plumbing and wiring look tidy. The undercarriage is quite clean, anchored by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a 10-bolt rear end, while the front suspension is original with the addition of front disc brakes. Painted steel wheels with simple wheelcovers and trim rings complete the look and are wrapped in modern wide whitewall radials all around.
A fun, reliable cruiser that has a ton of eyeball appeal. It's also affordable and ready to go. Why wait? Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Air Conditioning
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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