This is a real Bel Air hardtop, very desirable. Also desirable are
the upgrades. It has 350 motor, overdrive auto trans, power
steering and power disc brakes. The car is overall solid. Good
frame and floors. Has a nice looking body that's straight. It's
been repainted a very glossy smooth finish. Underside of the hood
is painted gloss red. Has new weather strips and windshield. The
interior was just recently completely redone from new cushions in
the seats to new correct reproduction upholstery door panels and
armrests. Headliner is new, the carpets been completely replaced,
matching embroidered floor mats with sewn edges. Has an automatic
floor shifter that's dressed up to look like a 4-speed. Trunk is
carpeted to match. Motor compartment has been cleaned and painted,
very respectable appearance Great driver. Motor was rebuilt in 2010
by previous owner. And it was upgraded with an Edelbrock intake, a
big dual feed Holley carb, headers and HEI ignition. Current owner
recently rebuilt the front end including new springs and shocks.
New fuel tank, sender and gauge. New wire loom with upgraded flat
fuses. New horns, turn signal switch and stereo. New power steering
valve. BFG tires look new. Has rear air shocks, dual exhaust with
glass pacs. Has electric wipers and upgraded to alternator from a
generator. The chrome in front and rear bumper center section is
showing age. I would replace that eventually and the car would be a
knock out. It has a lot of what people want!
Power disc brakes
Door handle gaurds
This is the 12th vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
AutoAncestry leads new owner to the shops that restored his show-quality car
In 1958, I turned 16 and got my first car, a ’50 Chevy convertible my two older sisters had abandoned.
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With Spring upon us I can’t help but daydream of road trips – those perfect moments when you don’t have a care in the world, the windows are down, and your favorite song is on the radio.
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The 2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup competition last August was an event Andy Leach, owner of Cal Auto Creations, won’t soon forget.
‘Steve’s” 1958 Chevrolet Impala, Fonzie’s Triumph motorcycle, The Green Hornet’s “Black Beauty,” Evel Knievel’s “Stratocycle” and a “screen-used” General Lee Dodge Charger are among the vehicles that will cross the block at Profiles in History’s Hollywood Auction 74.