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Everyone loves to stand out, and you know that's exactly what this 1951 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop guarantees. You'll hear, "Wow! I haven't seen that in forever!" no matter if you take this thoroughly compLete classic for a drive on a car show lawn, or simply on a leisurely Saturday drive for ice cream.
The original generation Bel Air launched a revolution that defined the 1950s. The special roof that looked like a convertible with its hardtop in place. It really complements the sleek roofline, and points the way for the sporty Impalas and Chevelles of the future. The paint on this one is very well done. It's an older respray, but the metallic green has a great radiance in the sunshine, and the white draws extra attention to that special roof. It's the kind of classic presentation that deserves a nickname like "Mint Candy." So this one feels classy, unique, and like an original all at once. And of course, like any good '50s American cruiser, there's plenty of chrome. This Bel Air has brightwork surrounding every piece of glass, running the full length of the side, outlining the lower rear fender, surrounding every exterior light (including the spotlight), and smiling with a big grille. You even get the correct wheel covers that leave a line of matching white paint the go with the whitewall on the tires.
The interior feels like a time capsule. The option lists were a lot shorter in 1951, 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 upholstery makes for a nice complement to the exterior color. Plus, the plush cloth inserts on the seats make it feel like two rows of comfy couches.
Open up the hood and the honesty of this classic coupe continues. The 235 cubic-inch Blue Flame six-cylinder motor was the powerplant for everything from cars to the Chevy's pickups. That means it's a versatile motor to provide trustworthy power and good torque to keep this hardtop cruising down the road. It's believed to be original to the car, and it presents correctly, right down to the oil bath air cleaner. For those who want the luxury of cruising, the two-speed automatic transmission is the best choice to have. Plus, you'll notice an upgrade to a large aluminum radiator to prove that this classic Bel Air is still ready for cruising in today's traffic.
Hardtops are always attractive, and this one helped launch that popularity. It's the finest of '50s motoring, preserved to grab all the attention you can handle today. Call today!!!
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