Everyone loves to stand out, and you know that's exactly what this
1951 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop guarantees. You'll hear, "Wow! I
haven't seen that in forever!" no matter if you take this
thoroughly compLete classic for a drive on a car show lawn, or
simply on a leisurely Saturday drive for ice cream.
The original generation Bel Air launched a revolution that defined
the 1950s. The special roof that looked like a convertible with its
hardtop in place. It really complements the sleek roofline, and
points the way for the sporty Impalas and Chevelles of the future.
The paint on this one is very well done. It's an older respray, but
the metallic green has a great radiance in the sunshine, and the
white draws extra attention to that special roof. It's the kind of
classic presentation that deserves a nickname like "Mint Candy." So
this one feels classy, unique, and like an original all at once.
And of course, like any good '50s American cruiser, there's plenty
of chrome. This Bel Air has brightwork surrounding every piece of
glass, running the full length of the side, outlining the lower
rear fender, surrounding every exterior light (including the
spotlight), and smiling with a big grille. You even get the correct
wheel covers that leave a line of matching white paint the go with
the whitewall on the tires.
The interior feels like a time capsule. The option lists were a lot
shorter in 1951, which gives this car an uncluttered appearance of
a simpler time. The steering column is uncomplicated, with a big
wheel to help make turning a breeze. Behind it are just two stalks:
one for the turn signal and the other to shift the manual
transmission. Despite this coupe's simplicity, the gauge cluster is
quite informative. It has info for the fuel, water temperature, oil
pressure, and voltage. The two-tone upholstery makes for a nice
complement to the exterior color. Plus, the plush cloth inserts on
the seats make it feel like two rows of comfy couches.
Open up the hood and the honesty of this classic coupe continues.
The 235 cubic-inch Blue Flame six-cylinder motor was the powerplant
for everything from cars to the Chevy's pickups. That means it's a
versatile motor to provide trustworthy power and good torque to
keep this hardtop cruising down the road. It's believed to be
original to the car, and it presents correctly, right down to the
oil bath air cleaner. For those who want the luxury of cruising,
the two-speed automatic transmission is the best choice to have.
Plus, you'll notice an upgrade to a large aluminum radiator to
prove that this classic Bel Air is still ready for cruising in
Hardtops are always attractive, and this one helped launch that
popularity. It's the finest of '50s motoring, preserved to grab all
the attention you can handle today. Call today!!!