1959 Chevrolet Bel Air
283 / Powerglide (as equipped from factory)
Cameo Coral & Satin Beige
Purchased this California-built '59 Bel Air in 2005 from a friend in southwest Idaho, where it's been stored until bringing it to northwest Florida last fall. It had been registered in Washington (state) as recently as 2002. I thought this would be the perfect color-combination for a '59 Bel Air and bought it for a frame-off restoration (which it will most definitely need). Along the way I bought a '59 Chevrolet that has been restored so, after much thought, I've decided to let this one go. I will be selling several other '59 Chevrolet four-door project cars in the near future that I've collected along the way. I have the title (signed over from previous owner) and will provide a bill of sale. It will be up to you to get it titled in your state. I have a set of keys.
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. I have the front fender side trim (shown removed) as well as several parts from the car that I will photograph later. The floors are rough but you'd want to put a full-length floor pan under it. I will also convey any spare parts I've collected for the car along the way as I inventory them.
Terms of sale will include payment received and verified by bank prior to release of vehicle. Car is being sold as-is, where-is and with no warranty. Again this car will require a comprehensive frame-off restoration and is missing its 283 engine. 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. Please send questions or requests for additional photographs and please be patient with the response. I will answer questions as I can after work. Thank you.