Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
This 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air is about being a cool cruising classic. After all, you have the factory-correct two-tone, a ton of brightwork, and a smooth original-style setup that is pure nostalgia from behind the wheel.
The top-of-the-line Bel Air added plenty more bright trim, and the place you first notice it on this coupe is on the roof. The full window surrounds and complete bright c-pillar makes for a terrific separating line for the Shoreline Beige and Pueblo Tan two-tone. These factory-correct hues give this classic '50s Chevy a very cool Art Deco feeling. But what you really love about an American classic like this is that its home to some of the best brightwork around. Besides the roof trim, the Bel Air correctly has trim running the full length of the side, outlining the lower rear fenders, surrounding every exterior light, and smiling with a shiny toothy grille. You even get the correct wheel covers that leave a line of matching tan paint before those beautiful whitewalls. So this one really impressed with its level of completeness.
The interior feels like a time capsule. The option lists were a lot shorter in 1954, which gives this car an uncluttered appearance of a simpler time. The steering column is uncomplicated, with a big wheel to help make turning a breeze. Behind it are just two stalks - one for the turn signal and the other to shift the manual transmission. Despite this coupe's simplicity, the gauge cluster is quite informative. It has info for the fuel, water temperature, oil pressure, and voltage. The two-tone beige and tan interweaves on the seats, doors, and dash. It's quite stylish and it also makes for a nice complement to the exterior color combo.
Open up the hood and the honesty of this classic coupe continues. Chevrolet relied on the 235 cubic-inch motor for everything from the Corvette to its pickup trucks. This Thriftmaster six-cylinder motor provided reliable power and good torque to keep these chrome machines cruising down the road. It shows nicely for this kind of classic where the original style of the blue block meets a little added flair of the oil bath air cleaner. It fires up like a well-respected workhorse should and this Chevy feels eager to get out on the road. For those who want to get the most out of this engine, the three-speed manual transmission is the best choice to have. This one is exceptionally smooth, and there's just a real retro cool feeling about operating the three-on-the-tree column shifter.
This classic Bel Air captures a feeling you'd happily pay twice the price to experience, and that's why we know it won't be with us very long. Call today!!!
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