28,054 actual miles! Same owner the last 53 years! He purchased it
12-21-67. We have a copy of the hand written title from 1967. We
also have a folder of miscellaneous maintenance records over the
years. Very well preserved survivor.
EXTERIOR: I love the unique color on this car. It's also loaded up
with a bunch of accessory trim. The body is in outstanding
condition. No signs of body work, rust or bubbles. It is absolutely
straight and everything fits precisely. The paint still shows very
well, it is believed to be mostly original with some touch up work.
The dealers sticker is still on the trunk. Look at all chrome in
front! It has a big grill, bumper guard, hood ornament, spears on
top of the fenders, headlight bezels etc. On each side it has
stainless moldings down the sides, on the rockers, on top of the
doors etc. It also has optional door edge gaurds, door handle
gaurds, fuel door trim and stone shields on the rear quarters. In
back it has optional reverse lights and bumper guard. The chrome is
straight but showing age. The stainless is still exceptionally
nice. It has a power convertible top. It's white and it still shows
well. The door jambs are clean, the rubber still soft. There are
aome very old oil change stickers. The original windshield is still
crystal clear and it has a city sticker from 1976. The rims are the
same color as the car, it has full size hubcaps and wide white wall
INTERIOR: It is very nice inside. The upholstery and door panels
are in excellent condition. The carpets have been replaced. The
dash area is really, really nice shape. All the chrome trim,
gauges, lenses, knobs heater control panel, original radio and even
the steering wheel are beautiful. The visors, kick panels, window
cranks are all very nice.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Very clean and proper. Original paint on the
firewall is very clean. The motor was neatly repainted. In 2002 the
fuel pump, belts and hoses were replaced. It was tuned up and carb
rebuilt. It runs like a swiss watch. It has an optional oil filter.
The battery is new.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Inside the trunk is solid. It has black rubber
mat and the cardboard side walls. It also has a white wall tire
that has never been used and the jack assembly. There are a few
boxes of parts and extra trim included.
UNDERSIDE: Rock solid original metal. No rot, no patches.
Everything apoears proper and in good shape. In 2002 the fuel tank
was flushed, brakes were rebuilt, shocks replaced, new rear springs
and shackles and the chassis was lubed.
There are not many '54 Bel Air convertibles around, a low mile
survivor is extremely rare. A low mile car like this has a certain
quality that cannot be duplicated in a restoration. It has some
patina from age but it feels right. Things fit and function best on
an original. This is a rare opportunity!
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for
virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant
amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my
professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure
your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do
a walk around video that explains the car's condition in
Don't be intimidated, contact sales now for a no pressure, no
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