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 […]
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. […]
Whenever someone mentions the name Bel Air, I instantly think of the mid-late 50’s sedans with big bulbous front ends and wings out back, but the Bel Air name was used on low end Chevrolets through 1975 in the US and 1981 in Canada. So the next time you see something that looks like a […]
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 […]
The fifth generation Chevrolet Bel Air was built on GM’s B-body platform that included big sedans like the Chevrolet Impala, Buick LeSabreInvictaWildcat, Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 and Pontiac ParisienneCatalinaLaurentianBonneville. The Bel Air was the middle of Chevrolet’s mid-size product range and this next example looks like a pretty interesting hot rod custom. Find this 1963 Chevrolet […]
1960 was the last of the winged (heavily tail-finned) Chevys and a 4-door low option Bel Air was essentially a taxi/fleet car. Today, only a Chevy snob is going to know it was the base edition with zero options and the Chevy equivalent of the LeSabre feature from earlier in the week…however, with that subtly […]