1963 Chevrolet Bel Air

Streetside Classics-Phoenix
614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa, AZ

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Mesa, AZ



Year 1963
Mileage 25780
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Chevrolet
Model Bel Air

Bel Air 1963

Title Status --
Exterior Color Azure Aqua
Interior Color Aqua


This 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air has been upgraded to show off exactly what you wanted if you were going to own the boulevard back in the day. That means a dual-quad 409 V8, four-on-the-floor, and a strong pillared two-door sedan body. And the full presentation of this restored Chevy has the retro-cool feel, right down to the pattern on the seats.

We'll dive into the motor details shortly, but first, take a moment to appreciate the total package. The color is the factory-correct Azure Aqua, but Chevy never got it looking this nice from the factory. We have receipts showing big investment in the restoration around 1997-98. But the pictures look like the resto is only a few years old, and it feels that way in person, too. It's the difference you get when paying top dollar for quality. It also helps that this is an ultra-desirable California car. It all makes for the kind of crisply presented car where you'll love showing off the stylish sheet metal. This includes the dual tapered creases in the hood, pointed rear overhangs, full-length pleats going down the side, and just below that is a narrowing style line that looks like it's pointing this classic forward. You'll even love the details, like how the bumpers follow the curves of the sheet metal, factory-style hubcaps, and the wraparound rear window. It all tells you there was a solid investment in this one to make it like a time capsule. So this Bel Air is attractive for more than just the beast within.

The interior is done in aqua to basically match the exterior. That's one of those terrific color combos that set a classic apart, and the trim tag even tells us it was born this way. But this one is a cut-above because they took their time to restore it to feel like today is the summer of 1963. Nice carpeting, a taut headliner, door panels with correct bright trim, and seats with the stylized cloth insert - these are the kind of details that make you proud to invite family and friends along for the ride. Even the Delco AM/FM radio gives you the right driving music for an ice cream run. Sitting behind the wheel feels like a time warp with the proper Bel Air center cap on the highly stylized rim. Plus, the wide speedometer is a great hallmark of the era. But then your performance senses start to tingle. After all, the tach and floor shifter are the kind of things that should get your heart racing even before you twist the key.

Wherever you go, you're going to feel like showing off the legendary motor. That's why they made sure the engine bay looks terrific. Smooth and dark fender walls your attention to the bright block, shining valve covers, and matching air topper with 409 callout. And as you dig deeper, you'll fall in love/lust with the dual set of Rochester four-barrel carburetors that made the 409 a true boulevard legend. The motor upgrade was likely done at the same time as the full restoration, and we have documentation suggesting a well-done race shop build. The V8 fires up nicely as a set of Hooker long tube headers add power and rumble to this full package. And the T10 four-speed manual transmission means you're in complete control of the power and thunder. There's even a limited-slip rear end to fully enjoy this street machine.

The sale comes complete with build receipts and title documentation. This 409 was built to give you a truly authentic feeling about what it was like to own the blacktop in 1963. So if you love a true classic king, call today!


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