The flames consuming the front of this 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air Wagon
give it the look of a custom V8 hot rod. But when you see the
overdrive transmission, three-row seating, and cold-blowing A/C,
you start to realize that this custom is really all about being an
easy and practical cruiser.
These Bel Air wagons were more expensive than an Impala drop-top
when new, and so it certainly deserves some custom flair. We all
instantly gravitate to the custom flames that look like they are
engulfing the full front end. And the blue pinstripes not only
accentuate the red-hot blaze tips, but they also set up the color
theme for the custom pinstriping on the D-pillars and tailgate.
They even added spinners to the upgraded polished alloys for an
extra dose of attitude. But while this has a speedy/custom style,
don't forget to recognize the quality in this build, too. The black
paint has a glossy finish that helps to highlight the well-fitting
panels of this full-sized body. Bright chrome bumpers, stylish side
trim, good weather-stripping, and doors that close with confidence
are all part of this well-done package. It makes for an overall
impression of a very cool classic that also never loses the
road-ready appeal that lets wagons earn the term
More of that custom and useful style is seen inside. It starts with
the full bright red treatment that is pure custom cool. The seats,
carpet, dash, doors, and headliner all have a nice vibrant color.
It has plenty of custom cruiser attitude with the glossy steering
wheel, custom gear shift, and the exterior pinstriping continued on
the dash. Not only is all this comfortable, but the trim tag tells
us this was born a three-row, nine-person wagon. So that
rear-facing seat is great for showing off at the car show or
folding down for extra tailgating cargo. And no matter if you like
this for its flair or practicality, you'll also appreciate nice
upgrades like a Sony AM/FM stereo with cassette, tinted windows,
and cold-bowing air conditioning. Plus, the crisp set of full TPI
Tech readouts has a road trip ready feel.
The engine bay has a clean style and some added polish from the
valve covers and air grabber. We like that they kept the classic
style with an era-correct displacement on the 283 cubic-inch V8.
But they made sure it now has the right amount of pep with a
four-barrel carburetor and an Edelbrock aluminum intake. There are
even nice supporting components, like an aluminum radiator, an HEI
distributor, and an Optima battery. It's built to be a fun cruiser
for trips near or far, and the 700R4 four-speed automatic
transmission has a smooth operation and highway-friendly overdrive.
There's also power steering, power brakes, and drilled & slotted
Complete with owner's manual, this is the flame-kissed and
air-conditioned custom made from a three-row grocery-getter that
was made to hit the road. Oh yes, this one is just as cool as it
sounds. Call today!!!