It took a long time for me to find this car. You'd usually have to go to a big auction to find one like this already built. Its been in a cover car on SuperRod magazine and pictured in Speedway Motors catalogs.
I'm not going to waste the time giving all the details of the car, just a few. I'll let the video and pictures speak for themselves.
356 miles since it was built
Fully polished Ram Jet 502 Big Block 510hp, 700R4
PPG viper red and cool vanilla
Full Red leather custom interior
Floor is Leather also, no carpet.
Trunk themed to match inside
Ridetech air ride, QA1 adjustable shocks
Intro Retro polished wheels 20x8 and 22x12
12" brakes upfront and 11" out back
Narrowed rear 3.42 and posi
Door and trunk poppers, no door handles. Electric windows
Frame was boxed then powder coated Red to match
Everything underneath is powder coated, polished or chrome plated
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.