1959 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-door sedan
I welcome conversation on the sale of this car and on questions not already answered below. I'll reiterate what's written: Please call. The number is in the ad. This car is available. Emails, texts, and messages sent via the ClassicCars.com site are ignored. A serious buyer will call.
An inexpensive parts car and starting point for a 2-door hardtop Sport Coupe or convertible build. Or a 2-door Biscayne or Bel Air. Has a nice front clip and frame. Grill and eyebrow molding trim is missing but easily sourced. The front fender moldings are included. Photos should show what comes with and what's missing. It's a restorable California-built car that came out of Washington state and spent the last 15-20 years in dry southwest Idaho. Will need complete disassembly and restoration to bring it back. It's a nice '59 Chevy color combination that you don't see often. Detailed description below.
283 / Powerglide (as equipped from factory; engine is long gone)
Cameo Coral & Satin Beige
The VIN is D590117610 and decodes as follows:
D = 8 cylinder Bel Air, Parkwood or Kingswood wagon
59 = 1959
0 = Oakland, CA
17,610th car built
I ran the vin through nicb.org and there are no theft nor loss records. I included a photo of the cowl tag, which I've decoded as follows:
** no date code **
STYLE 59-1619 (4 dr. Sedan, Biscayne v8)
BODY OA 3671 (OA = Oakland, CA)
TRIM 806 = Gray, vinyl & cloth
PAINT 989F = Cameo Coral / Satin Beige
I just pulled it from the garage to start cleaning up for sale. I put an old set of correct factory wide whites on the car for these photographs to try and show what the car would have looked like at its prime. While they do not convey the car will come with four correct 14" rims (plus a spare) and tires suitable for rolling. The hubcaps convey. The 283 engine was missing when I bought it but the Powerglide transmission is still in the car. The floors are rough but you'd want to put a full-length floor pan under it if you're doing a frame-off restoration.
I am a private collector and not a dealer. Our area code is 850 (northwest Florida). If you see this ad the car is available. The number is 612-9391. Please call and leave a voicemail. I will return the call. The description of the car to the best of my knowledge. The car is being sold as-is, where-is and with no warranty. Terms of sale will include payment received and verified by bank prior to release of vehicle. I will help as much as I can with your shipping but I prefer that you come and inspect the car in person. I will help you load the car. This is the first of six 1959 Chevrolet project cars that I'll be selling this year.