The modern circus clown took its current shape in the 19th century, but the concept dates back to ancient times and probably had something to do with children getting out of control. The clown is a proto boogey man created to give the kids something scarier than their parents to worry about — “talk back […]
In 1965 Chevrolet released their sixth generation of the full sized Bel Air based on the B-platform and it was a beauty. It has all of the things you want in a big 60s muscle car — curved windscreen, plenty (but not too much) chrome, big V8s, and coke-bottle styling. The wagon was particularly cool […]
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 […]
I hate dealing with the weirdos who want to buy your used car as much as the next guy, but I can’t fathom a single situation that would warrant the donation of an icon car like the 57 Chevy that is in this good condition…so the fact that someone donated this car boggles my mind. […]
The Machiavelli Max post the other day was one of the better looking fake Ferrari kit cars I’ve seen recently — despite its plebian TransAm roots, it looks like a Ferrari to a casual observer. This next kit car…it is interesting, but I don’t think that anybody is going to be fooled into thinking it is a ’57 Chevy. Similar to the Machiavelli, the Belaro also uses a GM F-Body for the mechanical parts, but this time a Camaro. Find this 1997 Chevrolet Camaro Kit Car offered for $19,750 in Ft Lauderdale, FL via eBay.
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.
Half of all custom cars are built for speed and the other half are built for looks. And then there are the cars built for lolz, that’s another one third give-or-take. I guess this next car falls under the advice my old man gave me when I was old enough to understand this kinda fatherly advice; If you can’t be smart, be colorful. Find this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door offered for $9,800 in Buckeye, AZ via craigslist.
The shape of an early 1950s Bel Air might look classic and iconic to our 21st century eyeballs, but it was quite revolutionary when released in 1950…and not just because the hardtop was styled to look like a convertible with a non-removable solid roof, but also because it looked like a spaceship compared to the […]
In a world filled with custom El Caminoized cars, it was only a matter of time before someone built a car like this. Actually, this is probably not even the first of the breed and in all likelihood, dozens of other like minded folks have Ranchero’d their Bel Aeros. Find this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air […]