RECENT RESTO, FRESH PAINT/INTERIOR, 400 V8, 4 BBL, 700R4, PWR BRAKES, R134A 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 400 cubic inch small block, 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 like it should cost much more than it does. Of course, a lot of that comes from the tasteful paint and bodywork that looks smooth without distracting you from the awesome shape. Unlike so many other cars like this, almost all the factory trim remains in place, and if not for the racy rolling stock, it could almost pass for a stocker. The gorgeous blue 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 they skipped the clichés like flames, scallops, and pinstripes. They kept the two-piece windshield, which is a popular old-school look, and added little things like the crossed-flag emblems on the front fenders, blue-dot headlights, and matching blue dot taillights. And there's plenty of chrome that looks great against the bright blue finish.
The luxurious black interior uses buckets from a production car, custom gray 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 even with the beltline. Black carpets are easy to maintain while the painted dashboard gives it a bit of contrast. In the interest of making it easy to drive, there's an effective A/C system and a tilt steering column, along with a center console and shifter from a late-model car. Accessory gauges were neatly installed under the dash, with a big tachometer on the steering column. 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 good-sized trunk with a matching spare and a fuel cell tucked in back.
Originally a bit tame, this Chevy now moves with the assistance of a 400 cubic inch Chevy V8 that's been detailed for show. The burly small block is covered in chrome and polished aluminum and features an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, polished intake, and an HEI ignition for instantaneous throttle response at any speed. There's a big aluminum radiator, Chevy Orange paint on the block itself, and lots of new parts to keep it reliable and easy to drive every day. The stout small block is backed by a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission and a 10-bolt rear end, and the soundtrack is complements of a pair of glasspack-style mufflers. It's not detailed underneath, but it was definitely built to drive so undercoating keeps it protected and modern shocks and power brakes give it a confident feel. Vintage-looking Torque Thrust mags are fitted and carry staggered 225/70/15 front and 235/75/15 rear blackwall 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!
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