This car was built as a labor of love. I found her in the back of a barn in a small Missouri town in 2010. I completed the frame off restoration April of 2015. I have only taken it out to two car show's. Best Paint, People's Choice and Best of Show Runnerup has been awarded. You can't tell people this is a Black Car with White Flames you won't believe it's effect until you see it!! People are blown away by how the color's and chrome flow's. The Paint is a DuPont Chroma Base and Urethane Clear.
The car has an independent front suspension 1975 Nova sub-frame, drop spindles, QA1 Adjustable Coil Over Shocks, power rack & pinion steering. Front Disc Brakes and Rear Drums with Power Booster.
The rear end is set up for hiway travel. 10 Bolt 1976 Caprice 2:84 Gears. Leaf Springs with Air Shocks. A Ride-Pro E Air Ride
system is installed complete for future 4 link. Shockwave 7000 Air Bags included with sale.
The Power Plant is a 468 Chevy Big Block with Edelbrock Endurashine Intake and 2-4 Barrel Carb's. Custom Alum. Valve Covers and Headers. The Radiator is custom by Auto-Rad. Polished Alum. with Core Support and Coolers for Engine, Tranny and A/C.
A/C is a Gen 4 Vintage Air with a Custom Bezel for Controllers on Dash. Ready to be charged.
All Wiring is from Affordable Street Rod. Delux Kit and Fuse Panel. Dual Radiator Fans with Dual Control Relays. Head Lights are also on Relay's.
Wheel's are Custom by "Early Wheels" 15 inch. Tires are BFG Radials by Diamond Black Classic. 235/60/15's with 2.5 inch White Wall's.
On the Dash I have Custom Billet Gage Insert and Auto Meter Gages. The Stereo is Secretaudio AM/FM 10 Disc Changer and RF Remote.
Interior is Custom (looks like leather) Vinyl. I couldn't see putting expensive leather in a convertible. The Front Bucket's and Fabricated Back Seat are very comfortable. The Fabric Top is hand made. I lowered the bow over the driver's seat. The Trunk is also finished.
All Exterior Stainless is Original and Polished.
Their is a Ton of Chrome and misc. new stuff not listed.
Please check out the attached video.
A shiny Chevy grille, a little electrical tape, and we were stylin’, at least for a weekend
The Pick of the Day is a Chevy that packs the big-block performance V8 that was the subject of a famous Beach Boys song
This is the 12th vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
AutoAncestry leads new owner to the shops that restored his show-quality car
In 1958, I turned 16 and got my first car, a ’50 Chevy convertible my two older sisters had abandoned.
In the early 1970s, when I was 5 years old, my grandmother bought a ’71 Chevrolet Chevelle.
With Spring upon us I can’t help but daydream of road trips – those perfect moments when you don’t have a care in the world, the windows are down, and your favorite song is on the radio.
What fascinates me about the Chevrolet Bel Ai is not only how it became an iconic classic car but an American icon over the last 60-or-so years since it debuted as an everyday family car.
A couple of years ago I was attending the Turkey Rod Run in Daytona Beach.