Show Quality Patina: 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air 350
It might be hard to tell under the coat of rust, but this next car is 1960 Bel Air and the last of the winged (large tail fin equipped) Chevys. A 4-door Bel Air with zero options was mostly sold into fleet/taxi markets, but nobody still alive will care about the plebian childhood of this car because they are going to be either charmed or disguised by the thick coat of patina or rust that coats this classic. Find this 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air offered for $5,870 in Cleveland, OH via rustplace marketpatina.
From the seller:
1960 Chevrolet show quality patina Runs drives stops
Listed 19 weeks ago in Cleveland, OH
About This Vehicle
Driven 55,000 miles
Exterior color: White · Interior color: Green
Fuel type: Gasoline
Trade for 1987 or older vehicles
1960 Chevy Belair 350 V8 automatic transmission the patina on this vehicle is phenomenal… Runs Drives stop￼s!
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I was ready to laugh at the “phenomenal” “show quality” patina, but then I looked at the photos and found myself in agreement. This is properly aged. This is very much my taste in cars… bare bones and not pretty, but running.
Side note, that’s a fun and funky little RV in the background of the bottom photo above.
Normal people would say that is a very rusty car. Buyer should get tetanus shots. Being normal I’d have to agree with myself.
I’m still trying to decide if I am “charmed or disguised” or disgusted by the rust. I would probably wear a disguise while driving this though.
Not too many years ago, not even the worst alcoholic bum in town would drive a car this roached. This is nasty!
Remembering Ralph Ison with a Chevy similar to this one while being a daily driver and solid reliable transportation running gear wise without a layer of paint and the price with your review of my 1987 Cadillac Brougham might be of mutual interest, so please let me know if that sounds acceptable to consider? Thank you kindly.