This car was a very original Bel Air prior to an extensive nut-and-bolt restoration performed several years ago. It retains its original sheet metal, with the exception of the driver front fender. The body is straight with nice gaps. The hood, doors and trunk lid open and close well. The factory-correct Dusk Plum and India Ivory paint combination is stunning. The glass, with the exception of the passenger door glass, is original and in good condition. Both the front and rear bumper are original and were rechromed. The correct Charcoal and Ivory interior is in good condition and features gauges, horn, directionals, heat, radio and clock. The trunk compartment is nicely detailed with the correct matching spare tire, stickers and trunk mat. The engine compartment is highly detailed and home to the original 265ci Power Pack V8 engine. This engine wasn't rebuilt, but refreshed, and it starts and runs well. The engine is coupled to the original 3-speed manual transmission and rear end. Factory-style correct power steering was added during the restoration for easy operation purposes. The undercarriage is also highly detailed and has been finished in the correct red oxide paint. It has 79,815 original miles. A select offering from the Bryan Frank Collection.
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