Gateway Classic Cars of Milwaukee is pleased to present this 1962
Chevrolet Bel Air Station Wagon. The Bel Air name first appeared on
new Chevrolets and continued until 1975. Started as the
top-of-the-line Chevy, the Bel Air was a very successful car but in
1922 the name became an icon. Chevy produced its first V8 engine
for the '55 model years and sales were very strong. This new Bel
Air truly helped set Chevy on top of the sales and performance hep
at the time. By 1957 the Bel Air's engine displacement grew to 283
and the fin era was in full swing! In 1958 Chevrolet changed the
lineup for their car division making the new Impala the king of all
new Chevys and the Bel Air name took its new home as the second
level trim offering at Chevy. Make no mistake, the Bel Air was
still packed with a lot of punch not only from a styling
standpoint, but also in performance! In 1961 Chevy's new 409 engine
was taking names and breaking hearts all over America, not only at
the drag strips by on every main street USA from coast to coast.
After World War II America's need for cars was in full force, so
was the baby boom! Countless G.I.s returned home from over seas and
started families. The Country was settling into a new way of life,
the Great Depression was over, and people were working, growing
families, and traveling the country! People were having kids at a
rapid rate and moms and dads all over America needed a big car to
haul all the kids and groceries around in. Enter the Station Wagon.
With the growing economy, a new highway system being built and cars
becoming increasingly reliable for long distance travel more and
more need for the family hauler. Gm definitely saw this opportunity
and ran with it. The Chevrolet Nomad and Pontiac Safari made the
wagon seem much more glamourous, and downright sexy. America took
to the highways and byways. The Bel Air wagon we are featuring at
the Milwaukee showroom maintains much of its original integrity.
The wagon shows well and has the time capsule appearance to it.
Sporting new black wall tires paired with Chevy half-moon hub caps
and a fresh repaint, this wicked long roof has that perfect retro
look. The car is powered by the ever reliable 235ci Inline 6 engine
malted with a 3-Speed manual transmission with a column shift
selector. While the car is bare bones lacking power steering and
radio delete it more than makes up for in its handsome and stately
looks. This wagon is the perfect candid for a resto mod or drive it
as it is and preserve the originality of this true survivor. Pack
up the cooler and hit the road in this great piece of American
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