The second generation Chevrolet Bel Air (1955-1957) is so recognizable that it deserves its own spot on the Mount Rushmore of the automotive world. It reminds us of a time when Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley were in their prime and most American families could afford a car to take advantage of the newly constructed interstate highway system. When I see this next car, I just want to take off with the family for places unknown…no navigation, no waze, no cellphones…just a car, a map, and time. Find this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air offered for $8,500 in Monterey, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
This next car comes as a tip from Matt C who writes: First there was the ’56 Chevy shortened to two doors – now, if you want a complete tri-5, here’s another way to bring the price down to $10,500: a custom build that really, really didn’t age well. I’m guessing a late ’70s build. Yup. This car is an example of when a builder makes a car the way he (or she) wants it to be with very little care for what someone else make say. Good for him. Find this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air offered for $10,500 in Newport, KY via facecensoring makingstuffup.
Yup, another year, another benchmark car that needs to be featured because an exclusion would be something of the magnitude that would cause another coup attempt in Turkey. I don’t think I need to introduce anyone to the ’57 Chevy, but for those who aren’t familiar, this is the hot rod that started hot rodding. […]
Why does the Batmobile have to be black? Sure, the big guy is known as the “Dark Knight” and shuffles around brooding like a rejected teenager, but why does everything have to be so dark? Camouflage? Sure, Mr Know-It-All, the dark colors are great for stalking around Gotham city at night, but what do you […]
by Hunsbloger — In 1957, Americans were looking to get away from all of the drudgery of the way they used to do things and they sought out anything that made them feel more pampered and powerful. Today, most aging stick-in-the-mud (or is that stuck-in-the-mud?) gearheads are lamenting the rarity of manual transmissions, but the […]
We’ve said it before, but the ’57 Chevy is one of those motoring icons where the nostalginflation and greed has driven prices through the roof of what was once an affordable classic. No need to worry about it, there isn’t much you can do (aside from keeping an eye out for the good deals) but […]
The 1957 Chevrolet is a car so synonymous with the American classic car and hot rod movement, that this writer knows a cheeky individual who calls every pre-1970 car a “57 Chevy.” When folks correct him and say things like, “actually that is a Chrysler New Yorker” he always replies, “oh yeah, but I believe […]
The ’57 Chevy is the quintessential American ’50s car for restorations, probably because GM originally built 1.5 million cars that today can be called a ’57 Chevy. GM sold them as 2/4 door sedans, 2/4 door hardtop, 2 door convertible and 2/4 door wagons. The result is that it is one of the most restored […]