This is a high-quality classic with a ton of sleeper attitude.
After all, this 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air has a great-looking
dual-quad big block, four-on-the-floor, and plenty of exhaust growl
whenever you want it. But the comprehensive restoration also made
sure this one had pure classic style, right down to the tartan
patent on the turquoise seats.
This is the car that defined a generation. The '62 not only told
the world the tailfin was dead, but it also signaled that angular
style was the new direction. There's even a terrific crease in the
profile that looks like an arrow always pointing the car forward.
And since this is a car that's so significant, this example was
given a multi-year frame-off restoration that concluded in 2015
(and only about 175 miles have been put on it since.) We have the
receipt file detailing the six-figure investment, but all you
really have to do is see how the Ermine White paint glows in the
sunshine to see the quality of the workmanship. The panels line up
nicely, the doors close with authority, and the details are crisp -
right down to the Kelsey Hayes wheels with factory wheel covers.
And when making the right investments, you know the brightwork goes
to the top of the list. That's why the bumpers have a mirror-like
shine, and the side trim looks almost uninterrupted as it zooms up
the full length of the car. So while this one is fun for its big
power under the hood, the total appeal of this classic is that it
has an award-worthy style over every inch.
A turquoise interior always looks great in a 1960s classic, but
this one is a cut above. You have nice carpeting, a clean dash, and
even the dome light is working. It feels like a fresh and clean
time capsule, right down to the tartan cloth inserts on both rows
of seats. The details are even great, like how the tri-color
insignia trim on the seat back matches the door panels. And while
this looks cool, you also know it's a great driver's machine. The
dual-spoke steering wheel gives you a clear view to the gauge panel
that includes the column-mounted horizontal tach. And upgrade like
the SW gauges and floor shifter signal that you'll love what's
under the hood.
The engine bay continues this car's impressive stock style. In
fact, if it wasn't for the newer battery, you'd almost swear you
were picking this one up from the Chevy dealer in the winter of '61
(after all, you'd want to be one of the first to have the hots
'62s.) This 444 stroked cubic-inch V8 is truly dressed for vintage
performance with its clean big block valve covers and big air
grabber. And you'll love lifting out the air cleaner assembly at
the car shows just so you can show off the dual four-barrel
carburetors underneath. It fires up readily and makes a terrific
tune out of the dual exhaust. But don't just listen to these pipes;
follow the path in the undercarriage photos. There you'll see how
truly comprehensive the restoration was, right down to tags, and
how clean it all remains today. Plus, no matter if you're taking
the quarter-mile or just cruising to the car show, the versatility
of the four-speed manual transmission is always welcomed.
This Bel Air has great details from every angle. It all makes for
an award-worthy big block classic cruiser that you need to get your
hands on right now. Call today!!!