For Sale: 1952 Chevrolet Bel Air in Lavergne, Tennessee

Vehicle Description

Super-slick paint, proper V8 power, four-on-the-floor, and a custom A/C interior all tell you that this 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Bel Air is a custom build with plenty of attention-grabbing style. So dig into the details on a very cool hardtop that was made to show off anywhere and comfortably drive everywhere.

You immediately notice the roof on this Chevy. They produced nearly three times more of the standard two-door Styleline Deluxes in '52 than they did these pillarless premium Bel Air hardtops. It's a sleek look that seems to nicely complement the rounded fender design, and it also points the way for the sporty Impalas and Chevelles of the future. This is the kind of car that wants to mix vintage and modern, and that all starts with the paint. The Fleet Yellow and white two-tone is exactly the kind of duo you'd see in the 1950s. But as you get closer you can see modern details, like how there's a golden glow embedded into the roof paint to add even more attraction to the unique hardtop. Some of the badging and trim have been expertly shaved to give this a smoother look. And with some of the brightwork removed, you really get to focus on the places that matter most. So they made a solid investment in keeping a beautiful finish on the wraparound chrome bumpers, toothy grille, and special Deluxe trim. Plus, the addition of Cragar Eliminator wheels is a classic touch that added plenty of sporty style, and the 15/17-inch front/rear stagger is a terrific stance.

The interior is all about appearing vintage while upgrading the overall experience. For example, the seats have the classic button-top style and cloth inserts. But this is a fresh setup with the gray finished in supple leather. Matching door panels, a taut headliner, and a German square-weave carpet all make for quite a premium vintage coupe. There are well-integrated upgrades like cold-blowing air conditioning, power windows, Dynamat insulation, and an AM/FM/XM stereo system that's hidden in the trunk and you control with a remote. You get a classic '56 Bel Air steering wheel, but now it's mounted on a Flaming River tilt column. Beyond that, you'll spot classic-looking gauges that are really new upgrades. And the tach on the steering column goes great with the floor shifter.

The engine bay has a nice look with smooth/dark inner walls, custom pinstriping, and plenty of polished components. It's a nice way to show off the V8 upgrade. After all, this was born just before the small block era, but they now fit so nicely under the hood. It's a 350 cubic-inch crate V8 that has been enhanced with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, a dual-plane aluminum intake, a mild cam, and a set of ceramic-coated shorty headers that add more horsepower as they feed the dignified but powerful dual exhaust. The four-speed manual transmission makes this plenty of fun, and it was also meant to be a reliable cruiser, too. That's why it fires up easily and idles smoothly. Plus, you have an upgraded Mustang II-style front end with tubular A-arms. And power steering, power brakes w/discs up front, an upgraded independent front end, and modern Michelin tires make this Bel Air quite a nice anytime driving machine.

The sale comes complete with build receipts, service manuals, restoration photos, and its feature issue of Cruisin' Style magazine. Hardtops are always great classic cruisers, and this one has been upgraded to really maximize that feeling. So you know you don't want to miss this coupe, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1952 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Listing ID:CC-1527665
  • Price:$53,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1952
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Fleet Yellow
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:10534
  • Stock Number:2837-NSH
  • VIN:9KKH39906

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Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Lavergne, TN 37086
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