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For Sale: 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air in Lithia Springs, Georgia

Vehicle Description

This 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 4 Door Sedan has a special history. It has spent more than half its life thus far under the care of the same family. And when you have that kind of lineage, it also means you get interesting paperwork, like the original dealer invoice. And we even have enough history to believe that the low odometer could be the full mileage and that this is a southern car that has never left the Atlanta area. It all makes for the kind of cruiser that's distinctive for far more than just its cool/comprehensive two-tone style.

One-family care means something special. This was purchased by the father in the early 1980s. Then went to the son, later held by the uncle, and then back to the son. It creates a chain of gentlemen's ownership that seems right for a gallant two-tone Bel Air. Even the look of the car feels like it gets the history right. The trim tag tells us this was born Turquoise and India Ivory. It was resprayed about halfway through the family's ownership, and so that means it looks clean and complete, but with the right touch of age to give it a real history. And getting the paint to look correct is essential because the white on the roof coordinates so well with the rear fender insert and whitewall tires. The same correct and classic impression goes for the brightwork, and that's important on a Bel Air because there's plenty of it. The premium Bel Air gave you full-length side trim, a distinct rear fender outline, wraparound bumpers, and a distinct grille that would be utilized on custom cars for years to come. Plus, it seems like the designers wanted to put brightwork around any glass that exists - no matter if it's the taillight or the windshield. The result is a car that truly looked top-of-the-line.

The interior feels like a time capsule. The option lists were a lot shorter in 1954, which gives this car an uncluttered appearance of a simpler time. The steering column is uncomplicated, with a big wheel to help make turning easy. Behind it are just two stalks - one for the turn signal and the other to shift the manual transmission. Despite this sedan's simplicity, the gauge cluster is quite informative. It has info for the fuel, water temperature, oil pressure, and voltage. The white and turquoise interweave on the doors and dash to make for a nice complement to the exterior color combo. And we especially like the two-tone look of the cloth pattern of the seat inserts. Newer carpeting, a good headliner, a clean trunk with a stand-up spare, and a working dome light are all part of the detailed package that reminds you of this sedan's quality care.

If you love a true classic, then you love to lift the hood to see a well-presented Chevy inline-six. It has the classic light blue block, oil bath air cleaner, and clean details of good care. Chevrolet relied on versions of this 235 cubic-inch motor for everything from the Corvette to its pickup trucks. It's so versatile because it has plenty of torque and a smooth-running nature. It fires up as a well-respected workhorse should and this Chevy feels eager to get out on the road. For those who want to get the most out of this engine, the three-speed manual transmission is the best choice to have. This doesn't want to be a speed demon, but it does make for fun on the ice cream runs.

The sale comes with good paperwork like the dealer invoice, owner's manual, and maintenance records. This has the right look and feel of a true classic that's a great cruiser. So don't miss your chance at a family heirloom, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Listing ID: CC-1603953
  • Price: $27,995
  • Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Turquoise
  • Interior Color:Turquoise
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:61324
  • Stock Number:6753-ATL
  • VIN:C054A029367
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