For Sale: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air in Concord, North Carolina

$39,995

Vehicle Description

Stk. 2265 1961 Chevrolet BelAir 348

Our friends in Detroit were producing "muscle cars" long before someone coined the phrase. They were larger and heavier than their mid-size counterparts, but had amazing powertrains. This 1961 Chevrolet BelAir came from that era. Back in 1961, Bill 'Grumpy' Jenkins campaigned the NHRA circuit with a very similar car, dubbed "Old Reliable". It was a '61 Biscayne with a 409ci powerplant running mid-13s. Our beautiful BelAir 'Flat Top' had a full restoration in 2014 and is powered by the earlier version of the 409 - the 348ci engine. The "Turbo-Thrust" 348 W-Code engine was a strong motor with much more torque than the early small-blocks. Equipped with the 3x2 Rochester intake, advertised horsepower was 350 with 364 lb/ft of torque. The W-Code engine was totally rebuilt in 2014 and certainly looks like it belongs under the hood. (Note the 'old-school' cutouts on the front exhaust pipes.) The 348 is backed by a Muncie 4-speed manual gearbox and the chassis is equipped with power steering and converted power disc/drum brakes. The rear differential and suspension have received a lot of attention. It appears to be a Ford 9" unit that utilizes a custom multi-link set-up, coil springs, sway bar and a panhard bar - all serious stuff, well thought out and well executed. As for the body, the 2-door Post 'Flat Top" has a nice Beige re-spray, very good chrome (including bumper guards), red-line radials and stock 'dog-dish' hubcaps. Outside, this Chevy is all business. Inside, the interior is an invitation to ride in style. New pleated vinyl seats, door panels and carpeting are complemented by a nicely detailed stock dash with additional SunPro gauges. Windows are tinted and a new Vintage Air system provides heating and cooling. Finally, the Muncie shifter may just be the best one we have ever seen - like a Hurst. If you appreciate 'old-school' BowTie performance, you should consider this BelAir - original outside, retro underneath. ALL VEHICLES SOLD "AS IS"
. ALL VEHICLES SOLD "AS IS"

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-982784
  • Price:$39,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1961
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Bel Air
  • Exterior Color:Beige
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:91416
  • Stock Number:2265
  • VIN:11511N190968